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Dr Amanda Alexander Name: Dr Amanda Alexander
Senior Lecturer
+612 9739 2719
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Thomas More Law School NSW
North Sydney
Building 532 - Tenison Woods House(8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060)-Level 15-Room15.07
Biographical Information

Amanda Alexander is a lecturer in the Thomas More Law School. Amanda has a BA(Hons)/LLB from the University of New South Wales and a Masters in Legal Theory and History from University College London. She completed her PhD in 2013 at the Australian National University on the history of the civilian in international law.


'The "Good War": Preparations for a War against Civilians' Law, Culture and the Humanities (forthcoming)

'International Humanitarian Law, Postcolonialism and the 1977 Geneva Protocol I' (2016) 17 Melbourne Journal of International Law 15.

'A Short History of International Humanitarian Law' (2015) 26 European Journal of International Law 109.

'The Genesis of the Civilian' (2007) 20 Leiden Journal of International Law 359.

'Bentham, Rights and Humanity: A Fight in Three Rounds' (2003) 6 Journal of Bentham Studies 1.

'Sex, Crime and the 'Liberated' Woman in The Virgin Bride and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003) 18 The Australian Feminist Law Journal 77.



Amanda has research interests in the history of international humanitarian law, the process of change in international law and the relationship between theory and practice in international law. She also does research in legal theory and sports law.


Amanda has been lecturing and teaching Criminal Law and Public Law at the Australian Catholic University since 2014. Before that, she taught legal theory at the Australian National University and Macquarie University.

Professional Memberships

Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law


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