BA, LLB (hons), PhD (Melbourne)


Professor Cheryl Saunders is the founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and the Institute for Comparative and International Law, University of Melbourne; Associate Dean Graduate Studies of the Faculty and a Director of the Melbourne JD. Her research interests are constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and intergovernmental relations.

Current projects include:

  • comparative constitutional theory
  • intergovernmental relations at international and subnational level
  • rights protection in common law countries
  • Deputy-Chair, Constitutional Centenary Foundation; First Vice-President, International Association of Constitutional Law
  • First Vice-President International Association of Centres for Federal Studies
  • Enseignant Invité Université Pantheon Assas Paris II, France
  • Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law, University of CapeTown, South Africa
  • Board Member and Symposium Editor, ICON
  • Co-Chair, Editorial Board, Global Dialogue on Federalism in the 21st century.

  • Saunders (2001) The Parliament as Partner: A Century of Constitutional Review, In Parliament, The Vision in Hindsight, 454-485. G. Lindell and R. Bennett (eds.). : Federation Press, 2001.
  • C. Saunders (2000) Administrative Law and Relations between Governments: Australia and Europe Compared, Federal Law Review 28:263-290.
  • C. Saunders (2000) A Constitutional Culture in Transition, In Constitutional Cultures, 37-54. Miroslaw Wyrzykowski (eds.). Warsaw, Poland: Institute of Public Affairs.
  • C. Saunders (1999) 'Legacies of Luck': Australia's Constitution and National Identity in the 1990s, South African Journal on Human Rights 15:328-350.
  • C. Saunders (1998) Its Your Constitution: Governing Australia Today, 1-157. : Federation Press.