Mr Harry Geddes

Adjunct Professor - School of Law

Harry Geddes

Phone: +61 2 6773 3599



Harry became a member of the UNE's School of Law in 1996. Before joining the School, he was a member of the Faculty of Law, Australian National University. At ANU he served as Sub-Dean for three years and as Deputy Dean (Resources) for two years. At UNE, Harry was Sub-Dean (Law) prior to being appointed Head of School at the commencement of 1998. He ceased to be Head of School in June 2004.

Harry has taught various introductory, public law, torts and succession law units over several years. He has also researched, published and supervised students in these areas. Currently, he teaches Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods and Succession. He is co-author of an introductory textbook which is prescribed in most Australian law schools and of books for legal practitioners on statutory interepretation and the law of succession.


LLB (Hons), LLM (ANU), Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT



  • Laying Down the Law, 6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2005 with Catriona Cook (KCL), Robin Creyke (ANU), David Hamer (U Qld) [472 pages].
  • 'Purpose and Context in Statutory Interpretation' (2005) 2 University of New England Law Journal 5–48.
  • Statutory Interpretation in Australia, 6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2006 with Dennis Pearce (Emeritus Professor of law, ANU) [382 pages]