Dr Glen Anderson


Newcastle Law School (Law)

Career Summary


I have formerly taught extensively in matters of law, international relations and politics at Macquarie University before being appointed to Newcastle University in 2010. My principal research interest is the legality of unilateral non-colonial (UNC) secession in international law. This entails the study of classic subjects of international law such as state creation, self-determination of peoples, sources of international law, the use of force and recognition. I am also particularly interested in the law of fiduciary obligations, dispositions of equitable interests in property, equitable priorities and theories of property law.

Research Expertise
My principal areas of research expertise include secessionist self-determination in international law, fiduciary obligations, equitable dispositions of property and equitable priorities. I have previously undertaken research in matters relating to the Cold War, post-materialism and international relations theory.

Teaching Expertise
I teach Property Law, Equity and Trusts Law, and Company Law to LLB students.



  • PhD, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Macquarie University


  • Company Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • International Law
  • Property Law

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2002 -  Lecturer / Tutor Macquarie University
Business and Law


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Anderson GP, Equity and Trusts: History, Concepts and Doctrine, Oxford University Press, Australia, - (2017)
2016 Anderson GP, Property Law: Philosophy, Concepts and Doctrine, Oxford University Press, Australia, - (2016)

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Anderson GP, 'Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession and the Criteria for Statehood in International Law', Brooklyn Journal of International Law, --- (2015)
2014 Anderson GP, 'Old Meets New: The Rule in Shropshire's Case and the Torrens System', Property Law Review, 4 95-114 (2014)
2013 Anderson GP, 'Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law and Declaratory General Assembly Resolutions: Textual Content and Legal Effects', Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 41 345-396 (2013) [C1]
2013 Anderson GP, 'Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law and the Use of Force: Effect on Claims to Statehood in International Law', Connecticut Journal of International Law, 28 197-240 (2013) [C1]
2013 Anderson GP, 'Secession in International Law and Relations: What Are We Talking About?', Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, 35 343-388 (2013) [C1]
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Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $5,000

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20111 grants / $5,000

Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Glen Anderson
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001079
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE

Dr Glen Anderson


Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area


Contact Details

Email glen.anderson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 49215980
Fax 02 49216931


Room MC159B
Building McMullin