- Mark Aronson
BJuris LLB Monash, DPhil Oxf
I have been a member of the UNSW Law School teaching staff since 1973, with the exception of a 3 year period in the late 1980s, when I was the NSW Attorney General's senior policy advisor. I formally retired in 2006, but I remain actively involved in legal research, and I am also able to assume more supervisory functions for those students who undertake a post-graduate degree by research.
I have taught Advanced Administrative Law, Legal System-Torts, Litigation 1 and 2, Issues in Evidence, and Administrative Law.
I have written and published extensively on various topics in several areas. I co-authored the first six editions of Litigation: Evidence and Procedure (LexisNexis, Sydney). I wrote a reform report for the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration titled Managing Complex Criminal Trials: Reform of the Rules of Evidence and Procedure (1992), and wrote a review of the NSW Racial Vilification laws in 1992. I have also written and published extensively in the area of Administrative Law. My current text book in that area is co-authored with Matthew Groves and Greg Weeks, and is titled Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability (6th ed, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2017). I previously co-authored a book on Public Torts and Contracts (LBC, 1982, Sydney).
I have also written numerous articles, reviews and conference papers. In recent times, these have tended to focus on issues arising from privatisation and outsourcing, the scope and substantive nature of judicial review, the implications for administrative law of some of the legislative and regulatory responses to the Global Financial Crisis, skeletal primary legislation and substantive subordinate legislation, and government's tort liability for deliberate maladministration.
I love supervising research students in any of those areas, and therefore welcome inquiries.
Areas of expertise
Judicial review of administrative action.
Special rules applying to public defendants in tort actions.
Public Law Review, Member Editorial Board
Fellow, Australian Academy of Law