Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law
International human rights
Melissa's teaching and research interests are Australian public law, constitutional law, Indigenous legal Issues and legal education.
She's co-author, with Professor Sarah Joseph, of The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Commentary and Materials (2013), and with Professor Sarah Joseph of Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (2014), as well as numerous scholarly articles and chapters.
She's also national convenor of the Alternative Law Journal, and co-hosts legal podcast Law Radio with Kate Galloway.
Melissa Castan's Articles
Above the law?
The recent notorious on-field incident involving AFL players Andrew Gaff and Andrew Brayshaw has exposed inconsistencies in how our legal system treats acts of violence.