Welcome Back to the Blog: Introducing New Members of the Editorial Team

Dear Readers,

Admin Law Blog is coming to the end of its fourth year!  Our vision for the blog was to create a site for the exchange of views on administrative law in the common law world.  Relative to constitutional law, administrative law as a field has been underexplored.  We are very thankful to our readers and contributors for helping us realise this vision.  

As we restart the blog in 2021, we want to take the opportunity to introduce new members of our editorial team. The blog was started by Farrah Ahmed, Swati Jhaveri and Adam Perry in March 2017 and has since welcomed Joe Tomlinson, Julian R Murphy and Kate Glover Berger.

Meet the Team 

Farrah Ahmed is a Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Her research spans public law, legal theory and family law. Her work on constitutional statutes, religious freedom, the doctrine of legitimate expectations, the duty to give reasons, social rights adjudication and religious tribunals has been published in the Cambridge Law Journal, the Modern Law Review, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Public Law, and Child and Family Law Quarterly. Her book Religious Freedom under the Personal Law System was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Farrah is currently working on a theory of common law judicial review and projects on citizenship, secularism, nationalism and arbitrariness in public law.


Kate Glover Berger is an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Her expertise lies in administrative and constitutional law, with an emphasis on administrative constitutionalism, the design of administrative institutions and procedural fairness, judicial review of administrative action, and constitutional principles, architecture, and amendment. She has published broadly in these areas, with work appearing in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the Journal of Law & Social Policy, the Supreme Court Law Review, the McGill Law Journal, multiple international edited collections, and more. Kate is currently working on a theory of structural administrative constitutionalism, projects on the nature and status of the administrative state, and an edited collection, Rewriting the Canadian Constitution (with Richard Albert, Michael Pal, and Wade Wright). Previously, Kate was a Vanier Scholar and O’Brien Fellow at McGill University and a Paul Martin Sr Scholar at Cambridge. She has appeared before all levels of court in Canada and served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada.   


Swati Jhaveri is a DPhil Candidate in Law at the University of Oxford.  Prior to this she has taught at the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore. Her areas of research include constitutional and administrative law, with a focus on the latter and she has published in Public Law, Federal Law Review, the Tort Law Review, the Asian Journal of Comparative Law and the International Journal of Constitutional Law.  Her DPhil looks at the role of the executive in authoring and advancing ‘the constitution’. Outside her DPhil, Swati is interested in the field of comparative administrative law and has recently co-edited a volume that looks at the adaptation of English administrative law across the common law world. Swati is also looking at how different common law jurisdictions landscape grounds of judicial review and, in particular, the use of categories and taxonomies in organising the grounds of judicial review.

Julian R Murphy is a PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, and a Barrister at the Victorian Bar. His doctoral research focuses on the place of constitutional values in statutory interpretation across the common law world. Previously, Julian was a Human Rights Fellow at Columbia University, where he completed an LLM, and a Judge’s Associate at the High Court of Australia. Julian’s publications on administrative and other areas of public law can be found at SSRN.

Joe Tomlinson is Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of York. His research focuses on administrative justice and uses a combination of legal and empirical methods. His research has been supported by a range of funders—including the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences—and has been published in a wide range of journals, including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Public Law, and the Modern Law Review. His next monograph projects—Experiments in Automated Immigration Systems (Policy Press, with Jack Maxwell) and Immigration Judicial Review: An Empirical Analysis (Palgrave, with Robert Thomas)—are due to be published in 2021/2022. He is also completing work on two edited collections: The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice (OUP, with Robert Thomas, Marc Hertogh, and Richard Kirkham) and Researching Public Law in Common Law Systems (Edward Elgar, with Paul Daly). He is also leading a project on legal compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic, which seeks to reconsider theories of legal compliance, and working on the question of how administrative injustice can be modelled.

Coming Up on the Blog

We are excited about forthcoming posts which cover a wide range of administrative law topics across an interesting range of jurisdictions.  

We welcome posts on any common law jurisdiction.  The blog has recently featured a range of online symposia on new and notable books and landmark cases.  We welcome proposals for such symposia.  Please get in touch with any of the editors. 

Best wishes,

The Editorial Team

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