Dr Oscar Roos graduated with an Honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne in 1992 where he was awarded the Hearn Exhibition and the Supreme Court Prize for Jurisprudence. He was subsequently admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1993 after completing his professional training at the Leo Cussen Institute where he won the Advocacy Award.
After graduating Oscar worked for the Commonwealth Public Service for two years before his appointment as Associate to Justice David Byrne of the Supreme Court of Victoria. After completing his Associateship Oscar worked for Victoria Legal Aid and then in 1999 he completed the Bar Readers’ Course and signed the Roll of the Victorian Bar. As a Barrister Oscar practised mainly in criminal law, appearing for both prosecution and defence in summary and indictable jurisdictions.
In 2002 Oscar was awarded a Master of Laws from Monash University.
Oscar commenced working at Deakin in 2003 as an Associate Lecturer. He has taught in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, constitutional law and administrative law. His current research interests are legal philosophy, legal history, constitutional law and administrative law. Oscar’s writing has been cited in Australia and overseas, including in the Melbourne University Law Review and in the Sydney Law Review, and numerous text books. The quality of Oscar’s research was acknowledged by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2008 when he was runner-up in the Rodgers Legal Writing Award and by the School of Law when he was awarded a prize for outstanding research publication for 2013.
In 2015 Oscar completed a Doctor of Juridical Science at Monash University. His thesis was entitled 'Towards An Originalist Assessment of the Entrenchment of Judicial Review in the Australian States'. Two lengthy articles derived from his thesis were published in the prestigious Sydney Law Review in 2013 and the Public Law Review in 2015.
Oscar was promoted to the postion of Senior Lecturer on 1 January 2016.
Oscar is currently a non-practising member of the Victorian Bar, an Associate Member of the Law Institute of Victoria and a member of numerous academic and professional bodies including the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, the Australian Institute of Administrative Law and the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy.Read more on Oscar's profile
- Legal philosophy
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- Constitutional law
- Administrative law
- Legal History
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- Hearn Exhibition and the Supreme Court Prize for Jurisprudence
- Rodgers Legal Writing Award (runner-up)
O Roos, B Saunders
(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 123-134, Sydney Law Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1
O Roos, A Mackay
(2017), Vol. 49, pp. 879-945, George Washington international law review, Washington, D.C., C1
(2016), pp. 20-38, Great Australian dissents, Cambridge, Eng., B1
(2015), Vol. 26, pp. 111-125, Public law review, Pyrmont, N.S.W., C1
(2013), Vol. 35, pp. 781-807, Sydney Law Review, Sydney, New South Wales, C1
(2012), Vol. 19, pp. 1-21, Currents : international trade law journal, Houston, Tex., C1
O Roos, B Hayward, J Morss
(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 81-118, University of Western Australia law review, Crawley, W.A., C1
O Roos, B Hayward
(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 36-40, Alternative law journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1
(2008), Vol. 82, pp. 46-49, Law Institute journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1
Alarmed, but not alert in the 'war on terror'? The High Court, Thomas V Mowbray and the Defence Power
(2008), Vol. 15, pp. 169-200, James Cook University Law Review, Townsville, Qld., C1
(2007), Vol. 11, pp. 81-122, Southern Cross University law review, Lismore, N.S.W., C1
(2006), Vol. 3, pp. 1-29, University of New England law journal, Armidale, NSW, C1
(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 271-282, Deakin law review, Geelong, Vic., C1
(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 142-158, High Court quarterly review, South Yarra, Vic., C1
(2005), Vol. April 2005, pp. 39-41, Law Institute journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1
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