Dr Melissa Castan is an associate professor of law, and a Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, at Monash University. Her teaching and research expertise is in public law and human rights, particularly Indigenous legal rights, self-determination, and the Australian legal system. Her recent work engages with the impact of globalised legal norms on local communities.
Her most recent books are Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (2019) with Professor Sarah Joseph, and Public Law and Statutory Interpretation: Principles and Practice (Federation Press, 2017) with Dr Lisa Burton Crawford, Dr Nina Boughey and Dr Maria O’Sullivan. She is also co-author, with Professor Sarah Joseph, of The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Commentary and Materials (2013), as well as having numerous scholarly articles and chapters.
She is National Convenor of the Alternative Law Journal, and hosts podcasts ‘Law Radio’ and ‘Just Cases’.