BA, LLB (hons), PhD (Melbourne)
Law and Legal Studies

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.