Professor Peter Gerangelos

BA LLB (Sydney) LLM PhD (UNSW)
Professor of Constitutional Law

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0313
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

Peter Gerangelos is Professor of Constitutional Law at Sydney Law School and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He is a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in the University of Sydney. Prior to joining Sydney Law School, he had extensive experience in practice as legal counsel to the Commonwealth as Principal Solicitor in the Office of the Australian Government Solicitor. He was a Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Scholar, undertaking his doctoral research in comparative constitutional law under the late Professor George Winterton. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Law at Cambridge University and from 2010-13 he was the invited Australian representative in the international research collaboration centred at the University of Vienna on federalism and tax harmonisation which involved jurists and legal academics from the European Union and major non-EU federations. He is the General Editor of Winterton’s Australian Federal Constitutional Law(Thomson Reuters), and joint author of The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principles and Interpretation (Cambridge). He is the Convenor of the George Winterton Memorial Lecture Series. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Sydney Law Review, and a consultant and judge for the Governor-General’s Undergraduate Essay Competition. He continues to be a consultant to legal counsel in constitutional cases in Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Research interests

  • Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence
  • The Separation of Powers
  • Judicial Power
  • Executive Power

Teaching and supervision

  • Federal Constitutional Law
  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Federal Jurisdiction

Associations

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Australian Association of Constitutional Law
  • External Examiner, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Consultant, Constitution Education Fund Australia

Awards and honours

  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • Editorial Board Sydney Law Review
  • Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Scholar
  • Numerous teaching awards from Sydney University Law Society
  • Consultant Constitution Education Fund Australia

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Gerangelos, P., Aroney, N., Evans, S., Murray, S., Emerton, P., Stone, A. (2017). Winterton's Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 4th Edition. Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Aroney, N., Gerangelos, P., Murray, S., Stellios, J. (2015). The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principle and Interpretation. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gerangelos, P., Lee, H., Aroney, N., Murray, S., Evans, S., Emerton, P. (2013). Winterton's Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition. Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2009). The Separation of Powers and Legislative Interference in Judicial Process: Constitutional Principles and Limitations. United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.
  • Winterton, G., Lee, H., Glass, A., Thomson, J., Gerangelos, P. (2007). Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials. Sydney: Lawbook Co.

Edited Books

  • Lee, H., Gerangelos, P. (2009). Constitutional Advancement in a Frozen Continent: Essays in Honour of George Winterton. Sydney: The Federation Press.

Book Chapters

  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Commerce and Corporations. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 439-602). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Commonwealth Financial Powers. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 671-781). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Excise Duties. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 827-877). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Inconsistency. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 379-438). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P., Murray, S. (2013). State Constitutional Law. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 109-252). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). The Separation of Judicial Power. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 1207-1353). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2012). Tax Coordination Between Regions in Australia - Role of the Courts. In M Lang, P Pistone, J Schuch, C Staringer (Eds.), Horizontal Tax Coordination, (pp. 53-80). Netherlands: IBFD.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2009). Parliament, the Executive, the Governor-General and the Republic: The George Winterton Thesis. In Lee, Hoong Phun; Gerangelos, Peter. (Eds.), Constitutional Advancement in a Frozen Continent: Essays in Honour of George Winterton, (pp. 189-221). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2007). State Constitutional Law. In Winterton, Lee, Glass, Thompson, Gerangelos (Eds.), Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials, 2nd Edition, (pp. 1039-1170). Sydney: Lawbook Co.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2006). McGinty v Western Australia: Electoral Equality and the Demise of the "Implied Rights Venture". In George Winterton (Eds.), State Constitutional Landmarks, (pp. 416-447). Sydney: The Federation Press.

Journals

  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). Reflections on the Executive Power of the Commonwealth: Recent Developments, Interpretational Methodology and Constitutional Symmetry. University of Queensland Law Journal, 37(2), 191-235.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). Section 61 of the Commonwealth Constitution and an 'Historical Constitutional Approach': An Excursus on Justice Gageler's Reasoning in the M68 Case. University of Western Australia Law Review, 43(2), 103-148.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). The Relationship between the Executive Government and Parliament in Australia: Accommodating Responsible Government with the Separation of Powers. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 5(2), 289-313.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2017). The separation of powers in the Australian constitution: Themes and reflections. Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 29, 903-940.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2012). The Executive Power of the Commonwealth of Australia: Section 61 of the Commonwealth Constitution, 'Nationhood' and the Future of the Prerogative. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 12(1), 97-131. [More Information]
  • Gerangelos, P. (2010). Of Laws, Conventions and Hung Parliaments. Constitutional Law and Policy Review, 12(3), 39-40.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2010). Presidential Veto And The Reserve Powers Of A Head Of State: Notes From Iceland. Public Law Review, 21(2), 66-70.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2008). The Separation of Powers and Legislative Interference in Pending Cases. Sydney Law Review, 30(1), 61-94.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2005). Interpretational Methodology in Separation of Powers Jurisprudence: the formalist/functionalist debate. Constitutional Law and Policy Review, 8(1), 1-24.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2005). The Decisional Independence of the Chapter III Courts and Constitutional Limitations on Legislative Power: Notes from the United States. Federal Law Review, 33, 391-443.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2002). The Separation of Powers and Legislative Interference with Judicial Functions in Pending Cases. Federal Law Review, 30(1), 1-37.

Conferences

  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). Reflections on the Executive Power of the Commonwealth: Recent Developments, Interpretational Methodology and Constitutional Symmetry. Supreme and Federal Court Judges' Conference, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2014). Williams and the demise of the 'common assumption': a new template for executive capacities? Inaugural Attorney-General's Department Constitutional Law Symposium 2014, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.

2018

  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). Reflections on the Executive Power of the Commonwealth: Recent Developments, Interpretational Methodology and Constitutional Symmetry. Supreme and Federal Court Judges' Conference, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). Reflections on the Executive Power of the Commonwealth: Recent Developments, Interpretational Methodology and Constitutional Symmetry. University of Queensland Law Journal, 37(2), 191-235.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). Section 61 of the Commonwealth Constitution and an 'Historical Constitutional Approach': An Excursus on Justice Gageler's Reasoning in the M68 Case. University of Western Australia Law Review, 43(2), 103-148.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2018). The Relationship between the Executive Government and Parliament in Australia: Accommodating Responsible Government with the Separation of Powers. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 5(2), 289-313.

2017

  • Gerangelos, P. (2017). The separation of powers in the Australian constitution: Themes and reflections. Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 29, 903-940.
  • Gerangelos, P., Aroney, N., Evans, S., Murray, S., Emerton, P., Stone, A. (2017). Winterton's Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 4th Edition. Australia: Thomson Reuters.

2015

  • Aroney, N., Gerangelos, P., Murray, S., Stellios, J. (2015). The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principle and Interpretation. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

2014

  • Gerangelos, P. (2014). Williams and the demise of the 'common assumption': a new template for executive capacities? Inaugural Attorney-General's Department Constitutional Law Symposium 2014, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.

2013

  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Commerce and Corporations. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 439-602). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Commonwealth Financial Powers. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 671-781). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Excise Duties. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 827-877). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). Inconsistency. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 379-438). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P., Murray, S. (2013). State Constitutional Law. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 109-252). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2013). The Separation of Judicial Power. In P Gerangelos, HP Lee, N Aroney, S Evans, S Murray, P Emerton (Eds.), Wintertons Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition, (pp. 1207-1353). Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gerangelos, P., Lee, H., Aroney, N., Murray, S., Evans, S., Emerton, P. (2013). Winterton's Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials - 3rd Edition. Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters.

2012

  • Gerangelos, P. (2012). Tax Coordination Between Regions in Australia - Role of the Courts. In M Lang, P Pistone, J Schuch, C Staringer (Eds.), Horizontal Tax Coordination, (pp. 53-80). Netherlands: IBFD.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2012). The Executive Power of the Commonwealth of Australia: Section 61 of the Commonwealth Constitution, 'Nationhood' and the Future of the Prerogative. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 12(1), 97-131. [More Information]

2010

  • Gerangelos, P. (2010). Of Laws, Conventions and Hung Parliaments. Constitutional Law and Policy Review, 12(3), 39-40.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2010). Presidential Veto And The Reserve Powers Of A Head Of State: Notes From Iceland. Public Law Review, 21(2), 66-70.

2009

  • Lee, H., Gerangelos, P. (2009). Constitutional Advancement in a Frozen Continent: Essays in Honour of George Winterton. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2009). Parliament, the Executive, the Governor-General and the Republic: The George Winterton Thesis. In Lee, Hoong Phun; Gerangelos, Peter. (Eds.), Constitutional Advancement in a Frozen Continent: Essays in Honour of George Winterton, (pp. 189-221). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2009). The Separation of Powers and Legislative Interference in Judicial Process: Constitutional Principles and Limitations. United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.

2008

  • Gerangelos, P. (2008). The Separation of Powers and Legislative Interference in Pending Cases. Sydney Law Review, 30(1), 61-94.

2007

  • Winterton, G., Lee, H., Glass, A., Thomson, J., Gerangelos, P. (2007). Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials. Sydney: Lawbook Co.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2007). State Constitutional Law. In Winterton, Lee, Glass, Thompson, Gerangelos (Eds.), Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials, 2nd Edition, (pp. 1039-1170). Sydney: Lawbook Co.

2006

  • Gerangelos, P. (2006). McGinty v Western Australia: Electoral Equality and the Demise of the "Implied Rights Venture". In George Winterton (Eds.), State Constitutional Landmarks, (pp. 416-447). Sydney: The Federation Press.

2005

  • Gerangelos, P. (2005). Interpretational Methodology in Separation of Powers Jurisprudence: the formalist/functionalist debate. Constitutional Law and Policy Review, 8(1), 1-24.
  • Gerangelos, P. (2005). The Decisional Independence of the Chapter III Courts and Constitutional Limitations on Legislative Power: Notes from the United States. Federal Law Review, 33, 391-443.

2002

  • Gerangelos, P. (2002). The Separation of Powers and Legislative Interference with Judicial Functions in Pending Cases. Federal Law Review, 30(1), 1-37.

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