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  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dylan joined the Faculty of Law in July 2016. He holds degrees in Arts and Law (with Honours) from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Laws from Harvard University and a PhD from Melbourne Law School. His PhD examined the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A book based on Dylan's PhD, titled Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State (Federation Press, 2018), was awarded the Holt Prize by the Federation Press.

Teaching overview

LAWS2225 Indigenous Peoples and the Law

LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law

LAWS5182 Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law

LAWS5509 and LAWS5510 Advanced Legal Research


Dylan's main research interests are in Indigenous peoples' rights, constitutional law and theory, imperialism and legal history.

Previous positions

Centre Associate, Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW

Editorial Panel Member, Australian Indigenous Law Review

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Research Output 2010 2018

Indigenous Recognition

Lino, D., 2018, Australian Constitutional Values. Dixon, R. (ed.). Great Britain: Hart Publishing, p. 243-263 46 p. (Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law; vol. 21).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

The rule of law and the rule of empire: A.V. Dicey in imperial context

Lino, D., 1 Sep 2018, In : Modern Law Review. 81, 5, p. 739-764 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
constitutional state
political actor

The Indigenous franchise and assimilation

Lino, D., Jul 2017, In : Australian Historical Studies. 48, 3, p. 363-380 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indigenous Peoples