Dr Glen Anderson

Lecturer

Newcastle Law School (Law)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Anderson completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Macq) in 2003 and 2005 respectively and was immediately awarded the Division of Law 30th Anniversary Law Scholarship, Macquarie University, to undertake a PhD. After graduating with his doctorate in 2009 he worked as an Associate Lecturer in Law at Macquarie University before being appointed in 2010 as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Newcastle.   

Research Expertise

Dr. Anderson completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) research thesis, The Superpowers and Angola: An Analysis of United States and Soviet Involvement in the Angolan War, in 2003. This was followed by his Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) research thesis, The Legality of Secession in International Law: An Analysis of United Nations Instruments and State Practice in 2005 for which he was awarded the John Peden Memorial Prize for Best Legal Research Project. He was awarded his PhD in law in 2009 for his doctoral thesis, The Legality of Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law.

Since graduating from Macquarie University he has published sole authored articles in prestigious law journals such as the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Connecticut Journal of International Law, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Property Law Review and Brooklyn Journal of International Law, the latter respectively ranked second and twelfth in the world for case and journal citation in international law under the 2015 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings.  

He has forthcoming sole authored articles accepted for 2016 with the University of Western Australia Law Review, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the latter ranked seventh in the world for combined score and journal citation in international law under the 2015 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings.   

Dr. Anderson also has two sole authored book projects with Oxford University Press, arguably the world’s most prestigious publisher (approximately 400,000 words/600+ pp. each).

Teaching Expertise

Dr. Anderson has taught into a wide variety of university subjects – no fewer than twenty-three (23).

During his time at Macquarie he was invited to present lectures on aspects of the Australian constitution, international law and secessionism. He also taught postgraduate International Law, undergraduate Australian and International Politics, Political Theory and various undergraduate law courses such as Jurisprudence, Foundations of Law, Company Law, Property Law and Equity and Trusts.     

Whilst at Newcastle, he has been responsible for solely convening and designing core aspects of the law syllabus at the undergraduate and juris doctorate level:

LAWS4005 Company Law

LAWS4010 Equity and Trusts

LAWS4011 Property Law

LAWS6012 Equity and Trusts JD

LAWS6005 Property Law JD

LAWS5005 Advanced Legal Research Project

Dr. Anderson has developed high quality graphically organized, colour coded and image-laced slides to stimulate eidetic memory and facilitate student learning in challenging core areas of the law curriculum. He has also authored detailed learning materials. These multifarious resources form the foundation for a high end virtual presence and blended learning.

His courses are suitable for internal and external (fully online) methods of delivery.

Dr. Anderson has supervised numerous high quality honours theses: 2010 (1 Top Mark), 2011 (1 Top Mark), 2013 (2 Equal Top Marks), 2014 (1 Top Mark).

He is currently supervising a PhD thesis in the area of fiduciary law.

Looking to the future, he is interested in supervising Masters and PhD students in equity and property law. Of especial interest are subjects such as property jurisprudence, native title, the intersections of equity with the Torrens land system, the fusion fallacy, equitable priorities, fiduciary obligations (theory, scope, fusion, emerging trends – e.g. extension of fiduciary liability to politicians, crown, doctors, priests, arbitrators, etc) and charitable trusts.   

He is also interested in supervising Masters and PhD students in international law, especially the use of force and secessionist self-determination. Secessionist case studies such as Katanga, Bangladesh, Biafra, The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Tibet, Croatia, Kosovo, Quebec, Chechnya, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria, etc, are of particular interest.

Administrative Expertise

Dr. Anderson was a member of Newcastle law School's 2014-2015 ERA advisory committee and contributed to the selection and authorship of materials for the School's 2015 ERA submission.

He has also overseen the implementation of LAWS5005 Advanced Legal Research Project.  

Collaborations

Dr. Anderson has collaborated with colleagues on a variety of topical subjects published in Online Opinion which have been amongst the most highly read in their daily and weekly cycles: see, e.g., Does Trump v Cruz Foreshadow Irreversible Republican Divisions?Lessons for Australia's Political Class from Donald Trump

He has also published with the Huffington Post, simultaneously making the lead story on the front cover, politics section and blog section: Why Turnbull Could Become One of Australia's Shortest Serving Prime MinistersAlso in the Huffington Post, lead story on the politics and blog section: A Vote for Turnbull Could be a Vote for Abbott.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Assignments
  • Company Law
  • Equitable Priorities
  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • Fiduciary Obligations
  • International Law
  • Politics (Australian/International)
  • Property Law
  • Secessionism
  • Self-Determination
  • State Creation
  • Trendtex Principle

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
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2009 Associate Lecturer in Law Macquarie University
Business and Law
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2005 Division of Law 30th Anniversary Law Scholarship
Macquarie University

Nomination

Year Award
2010 University of Newcastle Student Nominated Teaching Award
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
2004 Macquarie Law Journal Essay Prize 2004
Macquarie University

Prize

Year Award
2004 John Peden Memorial Prize for the Best Legal Research Project
Macquarie University
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Publications

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 (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Anderson GP, 'The Trendtex Principle in Australian Law: Context and Recent Developments', University of Western Australia Law Review, (2016)
2016 Anderson GP, 'A Post Millennial Inquiry into the United Nations Law of Self-Determination: A Right to Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession', Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, (2016)
2016 Anderson GP, 'Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession and Internal Self-Determination: A Right of Newly Seceded Peoples to Democracy?', Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, (2016)
2015 Anderson GP, 'Unilateral non-colonial secession and the criteria for statehood in international law', Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 41 1-98 (2015) [C1]
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

Summary

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
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Breaking Free from the Status Quo - the Way Forward for Fiduciary Duties in Australia
Law, NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Glen Anderson

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Law

Contact Details

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

Office

Room MC159B
Building McMullin
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