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Murray Wesson

Dr, BA LLB (KwaZulu-Natal) BCL MPhil DPhil (Oxon)

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

    6009 Perth


  • 26 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


Murray Wesson is a senior lecturer in the Law School, University of Western Australia. He completed his LLB at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Thereafter he studied at the University of Oxford on the KwaZulu-Natal Rhodes Scholarship, where he completed a Bachelor of Civil Law, MPhil and DPhil degrees. He has taught at the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Oxford and Leeds, and been a visiting lecturer at the Central European University in Budapest and the Law Institute in Jersey.

Roles and responsibilities

Murray is the Academic Conduct Advisor for the Law School.

Funding overview

Dr Murray Wesson, Dr Wasi Apoh, Mr Joe Fardin 2014, 'Customary Law & Mining - Australia & Ghana', International Mining for Development Centre ex AusAID.

Teaching overview

Murray teaches and coordinates the units LAWS2224 Evolution of Human Rights, LAWS5101 Constitutional Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics.

In 2015 he was the Blackstone Society Law Teacher of the Year.


Murray's research interests are in the areas of constitutional law, human rights law, and legal theory.

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Research Output 2004 2018

  • 26 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 6 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Other chapter contribution


Wesson, M. R., 2018, In : The University of Western Australia Law Review. 43, 2, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


The Constitutional Framework for Water Resources Management

Carney, G., Wesson, M. & Gardner, A., 2018, Water Resources Law. Gardner, A., Bartlett, R., Gray, J. & Nelson, R. (eds.). Second ed. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, p. 95-123 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

executive power

The Limits of Constitutional Justice

Wesson, M. R., 2018, In : Public Law Review. 29, 1, p. 63-82 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

constitutional court

Crafting a Concept of Deference for the Implied Freedom of Political Communication

Wesson, M. R., 2016, In : Public Law Review. 27, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 2014 2015