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Dr Michael Longo Name: Dr Michael Longo
Associate Professor (Law)
Phone
+613 9953 3889
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Department
Thomas More Law School VIC
Location
Melbourne
Biographical Information

Michael Longo is an Associate Professor in Law in the Faculty of Law and Business.

Michael's teaching and research interests include Legal Writing and Research, Comparative Constitutional Systems, Human Rights Law, International Law and European Union Law. His current teaching covers Legal Reading, Writing and Research, Law of the European Union and Comparative Legal Systems. Michael's work is comparative and interdisciplinary. He has drawn on theories and empirical research in both law and political science to understand phenomena such as globalism, regionalism and European Integration. He has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate research projects including doctoral theses.

Michael's publications include a peer reviewed monograph, Constitutionalising Europe: Processes and Practices (Ashgate, 2006), for which he was awarded the CERC Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Publishing Prize 2007 for best book or article published in 2005-2007 that makes the most substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the area of European Studies. He is the co-author of three further books including the LexisNexis Constitutional Law Study Guide, (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd ed, 2015). Michael has also published in highly ranked Australian and international journals.

Michael has held visiting appointments or fellowships at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Australian National University (ANU Europe Centre, now the Centre for European Studies), The University of Melbourne (CERC), The University of Trento, Italy and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He was the recipient of the Victoria University Vice Chancellor's Peak Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2007.

Before his academic career Michael was a Senior Solicitor with the Australian Government Solicitor, Attorney-General's Department (Cth). He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Michael has held academic positions in Victoria since 1990.

Publications

Books

Harvey, Matt, Michael Longo, David Babovic, Christopher Brien, Daniel Goldsworthy, Ian Killey, Darren Parker, Linda Telai and Robert Walters LexisNexis Constitutional Law Study Guide, (LexisNexis Butterworths, 3rd edition, 2018)

Longo, Michael and Philomena Murray, Europe's Legitimacy Crisis: From Causes to Solutions, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Harvey, Matt, Michael Longo, Julian Ligertwood, David Babovic, Darren Parker, LexisNexis Constitutional Law Study Guide, (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd edition, 2015)

Harvey, Matt, Michael Longo, Julian Ligertwood, David Babovic, Constitutional Law Study Guide, (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010)

Harvey, Matt and Michael Longo, European Union Law: An Australian View (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2008)

Longo, Michael Constitutionalising Europe: Processes and Practices (Ashgate, 2006)

Book Chapters

Longo, Michael, 'Regaining the European Union's Lost Mojo: A View from the Outside' in Yolanda Espiña (ed), Images of Europe. Past, Present, Future, ISSEI 2014 (Universidade Catolica Editora, 2016) (eBook ISBN: 978-989-8366-82-5) 363-373

Murray, Philomena and Michael Longo, 'The Crisis-Legitimacy Nexus in the European Union' in Kyriakos Demetriou (ed), The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy (Springer, 2015) 59-74

Longo, Michael, 'Italian Wine Regulation' in Matt Harvey and Vicki Waye (eds), Global Wine Regulation (Thomson Reuters, 2014), 381-394

Longo, Michael, 'Transforming European Citizenship' in Henry Frendo (ed.) The European Mind: Narrative and Identity, Vol. 1 (Malta University Press, 2010) 453-459

Ciro Tony and Michael Longo, 'Global Frontiers and Global Challenges' in Ciro, Mascitelli, and Muthaly (eds) Australia and the Global Economy, (Connor Court Publishing, 2009) 233-255

Longo, Michael, 'Subsidiarity' in Brian Galligan and Winsome Roberts (eds), The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Refereed Journals

Murray, Philomena and Michael Longo, 'Europe's wicked legitimacy crisis: the case of refugees' (2018) 40(4) Journal of European Integration 411-425

Longo, Michael and George Messinis, 'Inequality, poor governance and legitimacy deficits in the European Union' (2016) 11(1) Journal of Law and Governance

Longo, Michael, 'Italy's Lega Nord: Changing poses in a shifting European political landscape' (2016) 8(1) Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies 16-31

Longo, Michael, 'Socio-Legal Reflections on the Eurozone Crisis Management Strategy' (2015) 1(4) International Review of Research in Emerging Markets and the Global Economy 557-568

Longo, Michael and Matteo Pretelli, 'Refugee Roulette: Fences, Deflected Responsibilities and the Politics of Excision' (2014) 20(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 163-202

Longo, Michael and Pavel Molek, 'Freedom of Expression: European and Australian Perspectives' (2014) 6(1) Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies 2-16

Curro, Gina and Michael Longo, 'Educating Humpty Dumpty: Statutory Interpretation in the first year of Australian law' (2014) 48(3) The Law Teacher 321-345

Zeller, Bruno and Michael Longo, 'Australia's Clean Energy Act: A New Measure in the Global Carbon Market' (2013) 10(2) Loyola University Chicago International Law Review 179-197

Savage, Theresa and Michael Longo, 'Legal frameworks for the protection of Ainu language and culture in Japan: International and European perspectives' (2013) 33(1) Japanese Studies 101-120

Zeller, Bruno and Michael Longo, 'Carbon Reduction in the Post-Kyoto era, have we progressed? A Comparison' (2012) Global Journal of Comparative Law 1-31

Longo, Michael, 'Bringing International Human Rights Norms In: Constitutional Interpretive Methodology in Australia and Canada Compared' (2012) 18 (1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 115-144

Longo, Michael, '(E)merging discourses: local and regional governance in Australia and the European Union' (2011) 30 (2) University of Tasmania Law Review 21-50

Longo, Michael and Philomena Murray, 'No Ode to Joy:  the European Union's Legitimacy Crisis' (2011) 48 International Politics 667-690

Zeller, Bruno and Michael Longo, 'Carbon Reduction Legislation in Australia - what next?' (2011) 8 Macquarie Journal of Business Law 182-201

Longo Michael, 'EU Financial Reform and New Opportunities for European Integration' (2010) 17 Australian International Law Journal 159-176

Ciro, Tony and Michael Longo, 'The Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Implications for Future Regulation' Part II (2010) Journal of International Banking Law Review 9-18

Ciro, Tony and Michael Longo, 'The Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Implications for Future Regulation' Part I (2009) Journal of International Banking Law Review 599-605

Longo, Michael, 'The extraterritorial reach of domestic law: an Italian - Australian case study' (2009) XLVI, n. 176 Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies 817-832

Longo, Michael, 'The promise of post-national European Citizenship', in Simon Bronitt and Kim Rubenstein (eds), Citizenship in a Post National World: Australia and Europe compared, Law and Policy Paper 29 (The Federation Press, 2008) 53-73

Longo, Michael, 'Lessons for the WTO from Constitutional Developments in the European Union: Challenges of Legitimacy and the Conceptualisation of Authority' (2007) 11 Southern Cross University Law Review 173-204

Longo, Michael, 'Conceptualising European Union legitimacy through democratic participation' (2007) 32 Melbourne Journal of Politics 91-109

Longo, Michael, 'The global challenge of Europe&rsquos constitutional evolution: What's in it for us?' (CERC Working Papers Series, The University of Melbourne, No. 1/2006) 1-27

Longo, Michael, 'The European Court of Justice, Non-National Education and The Emergence of a European consciousness' (2004) 2(2) Asia Pacific Journal of European Union Studies 149-172

Longo, Michael, 'Hostile Receptions: Dilemmas of democracy, legitimacy and supranational law' (2004) 50(2) Australian Journal of Politics and History 211-228

Longo, Michael, 'European Integration: Between Micro-regionalism and Globalism' (2003) 41(3) Journal of Common Market Studies 475-494

Longo, Michael, 'Reconceptualising Public International Law: Convergence with the European Union model?' (2002) 25(1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 71-98

Longo, Michael, 'The European Union's search for a constitutional future' (CERC Working Papers Series, The University of Melbourne, No. 3/2001) 1-76

Longo, Michael, 'Subsidiarity and Local Environmental Governance: A Comparative and Reform Perspective' (1999) 18(2) University of Tasmania Law Review 225-246

Longo, Michael, 'The European Union: A Ferment of Change in the World' (1998) 7(1) Griffith Law Review 124-143

Longo, Michael, 'Co-operative Federalism in Australia and the European Union: Cross-Pollinating the Green Ideal' (1997) 25 Federal Law Review 127-170

Book Reviews

Longo, Michael, 'Gonzalo Villalta Puig, Economic Relations between Australia and the European Union: Law and Policy' (Kluwer Law International, 2014) i-xxxviii, 1-341 Book Review (2014) 40(2) Monash University Law Review 588-591

Longo, Michael, 'Jürgen Habermas, The Crisis of the European Union: A Response', Polity Press, 2012 (English Edition, translated by Ciaran Cronin) Book Review (2012) Australian Journal of Political Science 47(4) 738-739

Longo, Michael, 'Romano Prodi, Europe as I see it' Book Review, (2002) 37(2) Australian Journal of Political Science 376

Media

Murray, Philomena and Michael Longo, 'Only serious reform will avoid more exits from the European Union', The Conversation, 30 June 2016

Selected Conference, Panel, Workshop Presentations

Longo, Michael, 'How will Brexit affect fundamental rights?: Domestic and international perspectives', 14TH Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 10-13 July 2017

Longo, Michael, Invited Speaker, 'Public Forum: Is Europe worth celebrating? Reflections on 60 years of the European Union', European Union Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, The University of Melbourne, 9 May 2017

Longo, Michael, Invited Speaker, 'Brexit Panel', Law Faculty, The University of Melbourne, 20 September 2016

Longo, Michael, 'Difficult Euro-liaisons: Identity, Solidarity and Integration', International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) Conference, What's New in the New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity University of Lodz, Poland 11-15 July 2016

Longo, Michael, 'Rethinking National Sovereignty and Borders in Europe Again?', Governance and Law Conference: Across Borders, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, 28-29 April 2016

Longo, Michael, 'Socio-legal reflections on the Eurozone's crisis management strategy', European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, Milan, Italy, 30 June - 2 July, 2015

Longo, Michael, Invited Speaker, 'European Sovereign Debt Crisis. Governance and Recovery. A few thoughts', European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, Milan, Italy, 30 June 2015

Longo, Michael, Invited Speaker, 'Europe in Crisis: The end of the European dream?' Challenging Crisis Seminar Series, The Centre for Public Policy, The University of Melbourne, 15 August 2012

Longo, Michael, Invited Speaker, 'Roundtable: Researching EU Law from a Global Perspective', Monash University European and EU Centre, Monash University, 1 September 2011

Longo, Michael, Invited Speaker, 'Challenges of EU Governance: The Debt Crisis in Context', Guest Lecture, Doctoral School on Local Development and Global Dynamics, University of Trento, Italy, 25 November 2010

Research

Michael's main areas of research are the European Union, Public International Law, Comparative Constitutional Systems and International Human Rights Law.

 

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