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About Tomas Fitzgerald

Prior to taking up a full time academic position, Tomas worked as an in-house counsel for a multinational public company. His work involved a diverse range of matters within the areas of Intellectual Property, International Commercial Arbitration, Industrial Relations and Civil Litigation generally.
Tomas' overarching area of research interest is Legal Philosophy. His research generally falls into two key areas. Firstly, specific investigation of the New Haven School of Jurisprudence; in particular its epistemology and its prospects as a coherent framework for discussions of International Law.
Secondly, his research applies the insights of legal philosophy to various contentious legal issues, with the hope that an understanding of the key concepts might better elucidate what is at stake in any particular debate. Publications in this vein have considered areas as diverse as GST, performance enhancing drugs in sport and the desirability of affirmative action programs in Law.

In the media:

Fitzgerald, T., ‘Making the Case for GST on Fresh Food’ 19/1/2015
Fitzgerald, T., ‘Tender doublespeak adds risk to submarine decision’ 16/2/2015


Present Senior Lecturer, The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Law, Fremantle



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Honors and Awards

  • Unijobs Lecturer of the Year, Notre Dame 2010


  • Legal Philosophy
  • Advocacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade Law

Contact Information

Mr Tomas Fitzgerald
        BA (Philosophy, English Literature) LLB
        Senior Lecturer
        Ph: 9433 0968