Michael Head

Michael Head

Dr Michael Head is a Professor of Law at Western Sydney University, having previously taught law at La Trobe, Adelaide and Australian National University. He holds a Masters degree in law from New York's Columbia University, and became Western Sydney University’s first PhD graduate in law in 2004.

Professor Head is the author of a number of legal works, including Administrative Law: Context and Critique (4th ed, The Federation Press, 2017), Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice: The Long Shadow of Carl Schmitt (Ashgate 2016), Crimes Against the State: From Treason to Terrorism (Ashgate, 2011), Calling Out the Troops (The Federation Press, 2009) and Evgeny Pashukanis: A Critical Re-appraisal (Routledge-Cavendish, 2007).

His teaching and research interests lie in Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Refugee and Immigration Law, and Law and Society. He publishes regularly in the fields of socialist legal theory and civil liberties.