Dr Elisa Arcioni

BA (Italian with Distinction) Wollongong LLB (Hons I) Wollongong GradDipLegPrac College of Law PhD Sydney
Senior Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0299
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

Elisa Arcioni joined the University of Sydney Law School in 2012. Prior to that Elisa was a lecturer in law at the University of Wollongong and associate to the Honourable Justice Michael Kirby, High Court of Australia. Elisa works in the field of public law, particularly constitutional identity and constitutional membership. Elisa has completed the first major study of the identity of ‘the people’ under the Australian Constitution. Her current projects include the interaction of two or more constitutional identities (most easily understood through the status of multiple nationality) and an interdisciplinary project extending her earlier work regarding Australian constitutional identity. Elisa is currently a member of the Council of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

Research interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Identity
  • Dual Nationality

Teaching and supervision

  • Australian Public/Constitutional Law

Associations

  • Australian Association of Constitutional Law
  • United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Arcioni, E. (2018). Citizenship (Forthcoming). In Cheryl Saunders, Adrienne Stone (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Constructing Identity in Australian Constitutional Law. In V. K. Bhatia, G. Garzone, R. Salvi, G. Tessuto, C. Williams (Eds.), Explorations in Language and Law: Language and Law in Academic and Professional Settings: Analyses and Applications 1/2014, (pp. 135-147). Roma: Nova Logos.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Democracy and the Constitution: The People Deciding the Identity of 'the people'. In Glenn Patmore, Kim Rubenstein (Eds.), Law and Democracy: Contemporary Questions, (pp. 11-25). Canberra, Australia: ANU Press.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Identity at the edge of the constitutional community. In Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, Kim Rubenstein (Eds.), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World, (pp. 31-51). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). R v Pearson; Ex parte Sipka: Feminism and the Franchise. In Heather Douglas, Francesca Bartlett, Trish Luker, Rosemary Hunter (Eds.), Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law, (pp. 55-60). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Journals

  • Arcioni, E. (2016). The Core of the Australian Constitutional People - 'The People' as 'The Electors'. UNSW Law Journal, 39(1), 421-449. [More Information]
  • Arcioni, E., Stone, A. (2016). The small brown bird: Values and aspirations in the Australian Constitution. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14(1), 60-79. [More Information]
  • Arcioni, E. (2016). Tracing the ethno-cultural or racial identity of the Australian constitutional people. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 15(2), 173-195. [More Information]
  • Arcioni, E., McLeod, A. (2015). Cautious but Engaged - An Empirical Study of the Australian High Court's Use of Foreign and International Materials in Constitutional Cases. International Journal of Legal Information, 42(3), 437-470.
  • Arcioni, E. (2015). Historical facts and constitutional adjudication: the case of the Australian constitutional preamble. Giornale di Storia Costituzionale [Journal of Constitutional History], 30, 107-124.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). Section 53 of the Constitution: An overlooked reference to the constitutional people. Australian Law Journal, 87(11), 784-792.
  • Arcioni, E. (2012). Excluding Indigenous Australians from 'The People': A Reconsideration of Sections 25 and 127 of the Constitution. Federal Law Review, 40(3), 287-315.
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). Some comments on amici curiae and 'the people' of the Australian Constitution. Bond Law Review, 22(3), 148-155.
  • Arcioni, E. (2009). Farewell, Justice Kirby. Alternative Law Journal, 34(1), 46-47.
  • Arcioni, E. (2005). Developments in Free Speech Law in Australia: Coleman and Mulholland. Federal Law Review, 33(2), 333-354.
  • Arcioni, E., Mitchell, G. (2005). When the RATS became IRATE: A study of environmental justice in Australia. Environmental Politics, 14(3), 363-379. [More Information]
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). What's in a name? The changing definition of weeds in Australia. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 21(6), 450-466.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Defining native title (Indigenous Australian cultural knowledge and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)). Southern Cross University Law Review, 7, 50-88.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Out damned weeds! Weed management in Australia - Keeping them at bay. Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 8(1), 75-122.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Politics, police and proportionality - an opportunity to explore the Lange test: Coleman v Power. Sydney Law Review, 25(3), 379-390.
  • Arcioni, E. (2001). Can catchment management deliver coordination of resources management in New South Wales? Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 7(2), 169-195.

Conferences

  • Arcioni, E. (2016). Whose freedom is protected? A rough sketch of ideas. Symposium of Freedom of Speech 2016: Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies - Melbourne Law School, Carlton, Vic: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E., Stone, A. (2014). Australian Constitutional Identity and Political Culture. Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Australian Constitutional Identity: complexity and fluidity. Public Law Discussion Group 2014: Faculty of Law, Oxford University, Oxford, England: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Australian Constitutional Identity: complexity and fluidity. Constitutional Identity Workshop 2014: IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, Oslo, Norway: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Historical Facts and Constitutional Adjudication: the case of the Australian constitutional preamble. Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives Conference 2014, Bologna, Italy: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Historical Facts and Constitutional Adjudication: the case of the Australian constitutional preamble. Bocconi University 2014, Milan, Italy: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E., McLeod, A. (2014). National Report, Australia. XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law 2014: Workshop on Foreign Precedents in Constitutional Litigation, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). 'The people' of the Australian Constitution - self-constituting, bootstrapping, ratcheting and other issues. TC Beirne School of Law Research Seminar Series 2013: Semester 2, St Lucia, Qld: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). A feminist commentary on Sipka. Australian Feminist Judgments Project Workshop 2013: Re-imagining and re-inventing Australian court decisions - Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E., Stone, A. (2013). Australian Constitutional Identity. Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies Symposium 2013: Australasian Constitutionalism, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). Australian constitutional identity - on a world stage? Public Law Cluster Seminar 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2012). Constructing identity in Australian constitutional law. 2nd International Conference Law, Language and Professional Practice (LLPP) 2012, Caserta, Italy: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2012). Democracy and the High Court - The people deciding the identity of 'the people'. 2012 Public Law Weekend, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Arcioni, E. (2012). The construction of political citizenship under the Constitution. The Constitutionality of Compulsory Voting: The Implications of Holmdahl for Australian Democracy Seminar 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2011). Drawing lines in shifting sands - The people of the Constitution. University of New South Wales Staff Seminar Series, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2011). Indigenous Australians - problematic membership of the constitutional community. 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference, Sydney: Sydney Law School.
  • Arcioni, E. (2011). The people, the electors, the community - how do we know who is who? Faculty of Law Seminar Series, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). Identity at the edge of constitutional membership. ANU Allegiance and Identity Workshop, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). Some comments on amici curiae and 'the people' of the Australian Constitution. Access to Constitutional Justice Conference, Queensland: Bond University.
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). The people of the territories. Legal Intersections Research Centre Seminar Series 2010, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). The people of the territories - a part yet apart? Postgraduate Conference on Public Law, Sydney: University of NSW (UNSW).
  • Arcioni, E. (2009). That vague but powerful abstraction: The concept of 'the people' in the Australian Constitution. Gilbert + Tobin Constitutional Law Conference, Sydney: Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.
  • Arcioni, E. (2007). The regulation of graffiti and the limited scope for protection through the implied freedom of political communication. Art Crimes Panel, Arc Biennial, Brisbane: Not Published.
  • Arcioni, E. (2006). Constitutional notions of the people. University of Wollongong, Law & Society Conference, Wollongong: Not Published.
  • Arcioni, E. (2006). The way we were - history and 'the people' - a historical perspective. Legal Intersections Research Centre Seminar Series 2006, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Arcioni, E. (2006). Women as part of 'the people' - an historical perspective. Federalism and Feminism Symposium, Canberra: Centre for International & Public Law ANU.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Corrupt coppers and unregistered political parties: Factual bases for constitutional freedoms? Law and Society Conference 2004, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Free speech and the Australian Constitution: Coleman, Mulholland, and APLA. Speech and Freedom: Comparative Constitutional Conceptions, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Indigenous cultural knowledge and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). International Conference on Bioprospecting and Indigenous Rights, Sydney: Macquarie University.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). The Noxious Weeds Act 1993 (NSW) - balancing people, planet and profit? 14th Australian Weeds Conference - Weed Management: Balancing People, Planet and Profit, Melbourne: Weed Society of NSW.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Weeds policy and law in NSW. Institute for Conservation Biology and Law, Wollongong: Not Published.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Australian identity and the control of weeds. Outback Summit, Broken Hill: Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand/National Environmental Law Association.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Graffiti, Freedom and Regulation. Graffiti and Disorder: Local Government, Law Enforcement and Community Responses, Brisbane: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Implied freedom of political communication - an outline. Legal Intersections Research Centre Seminar Series 2003, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Arcioni, E. (2013). Who Are We?: 'The People' and the Australian Constitution. jurist.diction, Spring 2013.

Report

  • Arcioni, E. (2006). Representation for the Italian Diaspora.

2018

  • Arcioni, E. (2018). Citizenship (Forthcoming). In Cheryl Saunders, Adrienne Stone (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

2016

  • Arcioni, E. (2016). The Core of the Australian Constitutional People - 'The People' as 'The Electors'. UNSW Law Journal, 39(1), 421-449. [More Information]
  • Arcioni, E., Stone, A. (2016). The small brown bird: Values and aspirations in the Australian Constitution. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14(1), 60-79. [More Information]
  • Arcioni, E. (2016). Tracing the ethno-cultural or racial identity of the Australian constitutional people. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 15(2), 173-195. [More Information]
  • Arcioni, E. (2016). Whose freedom is protected? A rough sketch of ideas. Symposium of Freedom of Speech 2016: Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies - Melbourne Law School, Carlton, Vic: Presentation.

2015

  • Arcioni, E., McLeod, A. (2015). Cautious but Engaged - An Empirical Study of the Australian High Court's Use of Foreign and International Materials in Constitutional Cases. International Journal of Legal Information, 42(3), 437-470.
  • Arcioni, E. (2015). Historical facts and constitutional adjudication: the case of the Australian constitutional preamble. Giornale di Storia Costituzionale [Journal of Constitutional History], 30, 107-124.

2014

  • Arcioni, E., Stone, A. (2014). Australian Constitutional Identity and Political Culture. Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Australian Constitutional Identity: complexity and fluidity. Public Law Discussion Group 2014: Faculty of Law, Oxford University, Oxford, England: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Australian Constitutional Identity: complexity and fluidity. Constitutional Identity Workshop 2014: IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, Oslo, Norway: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Constructing Identity in Australian Constitutional Law. In V. K. Bhatia, G. Garzone, R. Salvi, G. Tessuto, C. Williams (Eds.), Explorations in Language and Law: Language and Law in Academic and Professional Settings: Analyses and Applications 1/2014, (pp. 135-147). Roma: Nova Logos.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Democracy and the Constitution: The People Deciding the Identity of 'the people'. In Glenn Patmore, Kim Rubenstein (Eds.), Law and Democracy: Contemporary Questions, (pp. 11-25). Canberra, Australia: ANU Press.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Historical Facts and Constitutional Adjudication: the case of the Australian constitutional preamble. Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives Conference 2014, Bologna, Italy: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Historical Facts and Constitutional Adjudication: the case of the Australian constitutional preamble. Bocconi University 2014, Milan, Italy: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). Identity at the edge of the constitutional community. In Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, Kim Rubenstein (Eds.), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World, (pp. 31-51). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Arcioni, E., McLeod, A. (2014). National Report, Australia. XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law 2014: Workshop on Foreign Precedents in Constitutional Litigation, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2014). R v Pearson; Ex parte Sipka: Feminism and the Franchise. In Heather Douglas, Francesca Bartlett, Trish Luker, Rosemary Hunter (Eds.), Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law, (pp. 55-60). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

2013

  • Arcioni, E. (2013). 'The people' of the Australian Constitution - self-constituting, bootstrapping, ratcheting and other issues. TC Beirne School of Law Research Seminar Series 2013: Semester 2, St Lucia, Qld: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). A feminist commentary on Sipka. Australian Feminist Judgments Project Workshop 2013: Re-imagining and re-inventing Australian court decisions - Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E., Stone, A. (2013). Australian Constitutional Identity. Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies Symposium 2013: Australasian Constitutionalism, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). Australian constitutional identity - on a world stage? Public Law Cluster Seminar 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). Section 53 of the Constitution: An overlooked reference to the constitutional people. Australian Law Journal, 87(11), 784-792.
  • Arcioni, E. (2013). Who Are We?: 'The People' and the Australian Constitution. jurist.diction, Spring 2013.

2012

  • Arcioni, E. (2012). Constructing identity in Australian constitutional law. 2nd International Conference Law, Language and Professional Practice (LLPP) 2012, Caserta, Italy: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2012). Democracy and the High Court - The people deciding the identity of 'the people'. 2012 Public Law Weekend, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Arcioni, E. (2012). Excluding Indigenous Australians from 'The People': A Reconsideration of Sections 25 and 127 of the Constitution. Federal Law Review, 40(3), 287-315.
  • Arcioni, E. (2012). The construction of political citizenship under the Constitution. The Constitutionality of Compulsory Voting: The Implications of Holmdahl for Australian Democracy Seminar 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2011

  • Arcioni, E. (2011). Drawing lines in shifting sands - The people of the Constitution. University of New South Wales Staff Seminar Series, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Arcioni, E. (2011). Indigenous Australians - problematic membership of the constitutional community. 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference, Sydney: Sydney Law School.
  • Arcioni, E. (2011). The people, the electors, the community - how do we know who is who? Faculty of Law Seminar Series, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.

2010

  • Arcioni, E. (2010). Identity at the edge of constitutional membership. ANU Allegiance and Identity Workshop, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). Some comments on amici curiae and 'the people' of the Australian Constitution. Bond Law Review, 22(3), 148-155.
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). Some comments on amici curiae and 'the people' of the Australian Constitution. Access to Constitutional Justice Conference, Queensland: Bond University.
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). The people of the territories. Legal Intersections Research Centre Seminar Series 2010, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Arcioni, E. (2010). The people of the territories - a part yet apart? Postgraduate Conference on Public Law, Sydney: University of NSW (UNSW).

2009

  • Arcioni, E. (2009). Farewell, Justice Kirby. Alternative Law Journal, 34(1), 46-47.
  • Arcioni, E. (2009). That vague but powerful abstraction: The concept of 'the people' in the Australian Constitution. Gilbert + Tobin Constitutional Law Conference, Sydney: Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

2007

  • Arcioni, E. (2007). The regulation of graffiti and the limited scope for protection through the implied freedom of political communication. Art Crimes Panel, Arc Biennial, Brisbane: Not Published.

2006

  • Arcioni, E. (2006). Constitutional notions of the people. University of Wollongong, Law & Society Conference, Wollongong: Not Published.
  • Arcioni, E. (2006). Representation for the Italian Diaspora.
  • Arcioni, E. (2006). The way we were - history and 'the people' - a historical perspective. Legal Intersections Research Centre Seminar Series 2006, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Arcioni, E. (2006). Women as part of 'the people' - an historical perspective. Federalism and Feminism Symposium, Canberra: Centre for International & Public Law ANU.

2005

  • Arcioni, E. (2005). Developments in Free Speech Law in Australia: Coleman and Mulholland. Federal Law Review, 33(2), 333-354.
  • Arcioni, E., Mitchell, G. (2005). When the RATS became IRATE: A study of environmental justice in Australia. Environmental Politics, 14(3), 363-379. [More Information]

2004

  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Corrupt coppers and unregistered political parties: Factual bases for constitutional freedoms? Law and Society Conference 2004, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Free speech and the Australian Constitution: Coleman, Mulholland, and APLA. Speech and Freedom: Comparative Constitutional Conceptions, Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Indigenous cultural knowledge and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). International Conference on Bioprospecting and Indigenous Rights, Sydney: Macquarie University.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). The Noxious Weeds Act 1993 (NSW) - balancing people, planet and profit? 14th Australian Weeds Conference - Weed Management: Balancing People, Planet and Profit, Melbourne: Weed Society of NSW.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). Weeds policy and law in NSW. Institute for Conservation Biology and Law, Wollongong: Not Published.
  • Arcioni, E. (2004). What's in a name? The changing definition of weeds in Australia. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 21(6), 450-466.

2003

  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Australian identity and the control of weeds. Outback Summit, Broken Hill: Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand/National Environmental Law Association.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Defining native title (Indigenous Australian cultural knowledge and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)). Southern Cross University Law Review, 7, 50-88.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Graffiti, Freedom and Regulation. Graffiti and Disorder: Local Government, Law Enforcement and Community Responses, Brisbane: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Implied freedom of political communication - an outline. Legal Intersections Research Centre Seminar Series 2003, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Out damned weeds! Weed management in Australia - Keeping them at bay. Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 8(1), 75-122.
  • Arcioni, E. (2003). Politics, police and proportionality - an opportunity to explore the Lange test: Coleman v Power. Sydney Law Review, 25(3), 379-390.

2001

  • Arcioni, E. (2001). Can catchment management deliver coordination of resources management in New South Wales? Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 7(2), 169-195.

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