Professor Spencer Zifcak - Nat Thomas More Law School (Faculty of Law and Business)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Spencer Zifcak is Allan Myers Professor of Law and Research Co-ordinator in the Thomas More Academy of Law. Professor Zifcak obtained his Ph.D in politics and government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). He has held several senior positions at international universities including as Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Visiting Professor at the Austrlan Academy of Public Administration, University of Vienna, and Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Law at Trinity College, Dublin. In 2010, Professor Zifcak was awarded the prestigious and internationally competitive Bemjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol (UK).


Phone :3924 (Melbourne)
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Research Interests

International law ; Human Rights law ; Constitutional and Administrative Law ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative Research ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Falls the shadow : The responsibility to protect from theory to practice, in Responsibility to protect and sovereignty


Counter-terrorism laws and human rights, in Contemporary Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia

The Responsibility to Protect, in In Evans M. International Law, Oxford University Press

The Responsibility to Protect after Libya and Syria, in Melbourne Journal of International Law


United Nations Reform: Heading North or South


Globalization and The Rule of Law


Mr Ruddock Goes to Geneva


New Managerialism: Administrative Reform in Whitehall and Canberra