- Lynsey Blayden
Casual Academic, PhD Candidate
BA/LLB (Hons I) Newcastle; GradDipLaw USyd
Lynsey is a Doctoral Candidate and Sessional Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Lynsey has previously worked with the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet, primarily in the field of justice policy, as a solicitor in private practice, and as a research officer with both the New South Wales Law Reform Commission and the New South Wales Parliamentary Research Service. During her time with the Parliamentary Research Service Lynsey wrote papers on a range of topics including COAG, anti-gang legislation and the amendments proposed in 2013 to the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) that would have made it possible for charges to be laid in connection with harm to an unborn child known as the ‘Zoe’s Law’ Bills.
Areas of expertise
Australian administrative and constitutional law.
Unreasonableness in Australian administrative law
In other common law systems the standard of unreasonableness applied in judicial review of administrative action has changed over time, but in Australia it remained mostly static until recently. Lynsey’s thesis seeks to examine why this is the case and what scope there might be for similar change to the standard here, by reference to constitutional features specific to Australia, including the separation of judicial power required by Ch III.
Professor Andrew Lynch
Professor Simon Halliday
Australian Association of Constitutional Law
- Administrative Law (LAWS1160)
- Administrative Law (JURD7160)