About Professor Peter Gerangelos

I am interested in constitutional law, in particular the separation of powers, the nature of executive power and how the constitution informs our system of government and polity.

Professor Gerangeolos is a constitutional lawyer and academic with research interests in the separation of powers, executive power, and judicial power.

Prior to joining Sydney Law School, Peter Gerangelos had extensive experience in practice as legal counsel to the Commonwealth, holding the position of Principal Solicitor in the Office of the Australian Government Solicitor. In addition, he lectured in Constitutional Law, Public International Law, and Administrative Law. His experience includes a range of civil and public law litigation in the superior courts and the conduct of large civil prosecutions on behalf of the Commonwealth relating to revenue and commercial issues. He led the litigation team which successfully developed and implemented project management methodologies for the Australian Government Solicitor in its conduct of large and complex litigation; and was a representative of that Office on the inter-agency Liaison Committee with representatives from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and the Australian Securities Commission.

He is a recipient of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Post-Graduate Award which enabled him to undertake his doctoral research in comparative constitutional law and to spend the initial period of his canditature at Oriel College, Oxford. It is in this area that he maintains his primary research interest, and has published, with particular focus on the separation of powers, judicial power and the integrity of the judicial process, constitutional limitations and the history of constitutionalism. He is a member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

In 2005, he was Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; and in 2010 at both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

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