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
Episode 11: The Australian identity debate
Australia once identified itself as the “lucky country”, a place where the “Aussie battler” was given a fair go, but can it still lay claim to this?
Flagging a change
With the Australian flag increasingly seen as a fashion statement rather than what it's supposed to represent, is it time for a rethink?
Podcast: The biggest legal cases you've never heard of
Exploring real court cases that have changed the way we live our lives.
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.