Kristen Rundle joined Melbourne Law School in 2015 and was the Co-Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies from 2017 to 2020. Kristen previously held appointments at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney, as well as adjunct, visiting and honorary appointments at the University of Toronto, Erasmus University, the University of Ottawa, and the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University.
Kristen Rundle is an expert in administrative law, legal theory, and public law. Her current research is located at the intersection of legal theory and public law in its effort to trace the conditions necessary for law to act as a limitation on power. Her interest in interactions between legal forms and human agency has also informed her research into the connections between law and the Holocaust, her work on the legal and institutional attributes of the British child migration program, and her ongoing inquiry into questions of theory and practice arising from the neoliberal redesign of the administrative state, especially with respect to contracted-out public functions.
Research Interests: Administrative law, Legal theory, and Public law