Dr Patrick Graham

Lecturer - School of Law

Patrick Graham

Phone: +61 2 6773 5800

Email: pgraham5@une.edu.au


Patrick was born and grew up in the north-west of Ireland. He completed his LL.B. (2008) and LL.M. (2009) at the London School of Economics. After a period spent working at the UK parliament, Patrick then completed his Ph.D. at Queen Mary, University of London under the supervision of Professors Michael Lobban (LSE) and Sean McConville. His thesis concerned the nature of emergency powers in Britain, with an emphasis on the evolution of crisis governance powers in the period 1910–1926 and how they shape the source and scope of contemporary emergency law. He was awarded his doctorate in October 2015 after examination by Professor David Feldman (University of Cambridge) and Lord Peter Hennessy.

Patrick has been invited to present his research widely, including at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, the Society of Legal Scholars’ annual conference, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Haifa and in the United States. He taught constitutional, administrative and EU law modules at the University of Surrey (2014–2015).


LLB (LSE), LLM (LSE), PhD (London)

Teaching Areas

LAW100: Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods

LAW220: Constitutional Law

LAW375: Competition and Australian Consumer Law

LLM501: Competition and Consumer Law

Research Interests


  • Studentship in Public Law: Queen Mary, University of London (2011–2014)
  • Research Grant: Minerva Center for the Rule of Law, University of Haifa (2014)

Research interests

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • European Union Law
  • Emergency powers in the common law world
  • Native title


Society of Legal Scholars