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Dr David Tan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer (Constitutional Law)

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2019
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Tasmania, 2013
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law, University of Tasmania, 2013

Contact

david.tan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46208

Biography

David Tan is a Lecturer in Deakin Law School and specialises in analytic legal philosophy. His main research areas are in linguistic approaches to legal interpretation and constitutional theory. David has previously taught at Monash University and in the international students support program at the University of Tasmania. 

His approach to legal issues is very much informed by his background in both law and philosophy. Philosophy isn’t just limited abstract questions but has interesting things to say regarding legal concepts that everyday lawyers face such as legal interpretation and causation.

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Units taught

  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law

Knowledge areas

  • Legal Philosophy
  • Legal Interpretation
  • Constitutional Law

Publications

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2018

The metaphysics of statehood

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(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 403-429, Canadian journal of law and jurisprudence, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2016

Precedent, rules and the standard picture

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(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 81-115, Australian journal of legal philosophy, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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