Dr Tom Round BA(Hons)(UQ) LLB(UQ) PhD(GU) Tom Round has degrees in Arts (with first-class honours in Government) and Law from the University of Queensland, and a PhD (in Politics and Public Policy) from Griffith University. He has lectured and tutored in the Schools of Criminology (formerly Justice Administration) and Politics at Griffith University, and of Government at UQ; he also worked in the federal Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (as it then was). Before teaching at SCU, he was a Research Fellow at Griffith's Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice, and Governance (KCELJAG). Tom has co-edited two books, BEYOND THE REPUBLIC: MEETING THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES TO CONSTITUTIONALISM (2000) and ASIA-PACIFIC GOVERNANCE: FROM CRISIS TO REFORM (2003), and published several book chapters and journal articles. He also helped Professor Charles Sampford write RETROSPECTIVITY AND THE RULE OF LAW (Oxford University Press, 2006). Current Research & Research Interests: Ouster (privative) clauses constitutional limitations (if any) on Australian parliaments’ power to rewrite rules of evidence and court procedure electoral systems institutional mechanisms for protecting minority rights.
Retrospectivity and the rule of law (with Charles JG Sampford, Jennie Louise, and Sophie Blencowe), Retrospectivity and the rule of law (2006)
Retrospective rule-making has few supporters and many opponents. Defenders of retrospective laws generally do so...
Rule of law (with Charles JG Sampford), The Oxford companion to Australian politics (2005)
Editorials and book reviews
Book review: BR Opeskin & F Wheeler (eds), 2000, The Australian federal judicial system, Australian Journal of Political Science (2003)
Representation-reinforcement and Australian constitutionalism, PhD thesis, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld. (2002)
Constitutional theory in Australia, as in the USA and other liberal democracies, is contested by...