Dr Glen Anderson
Newcastle Law School (Law)
- Phone:02 49215980
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.
Dr. Anderson in 2003 completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) research thesis, The Superpowers and Angola: An Analysis of United States and Soviet Involvement in the Angolan War. This was followed in 2005 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 for which he was awarded the John Peden Memorial Prize for Best Legal Research Project. In 2009 he was awarded his PhD in law for his doctoral thesis, The Legality of Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession in International Law.
Since graduating from Macquarie University he has published lengthy 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 first and ninth in the world for case and journal citation in international law under the 2015 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings. The same journal was ranked at tenth in the world (from 198) for combined score in international law under the 2016 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings.
He has recently published sole authored articles with the University of Western Australia Law Review, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, and highly coveted Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the latter ranked fourth in the world for combined score and journal citation in international law under the 2015 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings. Most recently, Vanderbilt maintained its fourth in the world status (from 198) for combined score in international law, and moved to second in the world (from 198) for journal citation in international law under the 2016 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).
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
LAWS6043 Advanced Legal Research Project JD
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.
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.
Dr. Anderson has written 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, for example:
He has also published with the Huffington Post, simultaneously making the lead story on the front cover, politics section and blog sections:
The Clock is Ticking on Turnbull's Prime Ministership.
The above article was directly linked into the ABC's Q&A Facebook Page on 24 March 2017 for audience consideration.
It was also discussed and heavily quoted by the independent Australian mortgage website, yourmortgage.com.au
Dr Anderson's research has already achieved significant impacts. Some of his publications have (individually) been downloaded over 2300 times.
His scholarship was recently cited with approval in the Court of Appeal of Kenya: Attorney General v Randu Nzai Ruwa  eKLR.
On 2 December 2016, his secessionist research was described as "thought-provoking", "exhaustively footnoted", "extremely well documented" and "excellent" by the Secession Blog.
- PhD, Macquarie University
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Macquarie University
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Macquarie University
- Company Law
- Equitable Priorities
- Equity and Trusts Law
- Fiduciary Obligations
- International Law
- Politics (Australian/International)
- Property Law
- State Creation
- Trendtex Principle
Fields of Research
|189999||Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified||100|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Lecturer||University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/01/2009 - 31/12/2009||Associate Lecturer in Law||Macquarie University
Business and Law
Division of Law 30th Anniversary Law Scholarship
University of Newcastle Student Nominated Teaching Award
Macquarie Law Journal Essay Prize 2004
John Peden Memorial Prize for the Best Legal Research Project
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Book (2 outputs)
|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)
|2016||Anderson GP, 'The Trendtex Principle in Australian Law: Context and Recent Developments', University of Western Australia Law Review, 40 85-112 (2016) [C1]|
|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, 49 1183-1254 (2016) [C1]|
|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, 34 1-64 (2016) [C1]|
|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]|
|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|
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20111 grants / $5,000
Funding body: University of Newcastle
|Funding body||University of Newcastle|
|Project Team||Doctor Glen Anderson|
|Scheme||New Staff Grant|
|Type Of Funding||Internal|
Number of supervisions
Total current UON EFTSL
|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|
|2015||PhD||Breaking Free from the Status Quo - the Way Forward for Fiduciary Duties in Australia||PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|