Dr Matt Watson

Lecturer

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
m.watson@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67224

Overview

Dr Matt Watson is a Lecturer in the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland. Dr Watson teaches Jurisprudence and Administrative Law. His research interests lie primarily in the fields of legal and political philosophy. Dr Watson’s core research areas include multiculturalism and minority rights (with an emphasis on minority language rights and language policy), constitutionalism, the intersection of law and politics, the liberal philosophical tradition, and all aspects of the philosophy of law. Dr Watson is currently working on a research project that enquires into the legal and moral permissibility of taking account of religious and cultural membership in refugee resettlement determinations.

Dr Watson completed his doctoral studies in law at the University of Oxford in 2016. His DPhil thesis, written under the supervision of Professor Leslie Green, inquired into the philosophical foundations of minority language rights. While at Oxford, Dr Watson led tutorials in Jurisprudence.

Research Interests

  • Jurisprudence
  • Political Philosophy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Refugee Law
  • Administrative Law

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, OXFORD
  • Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of British Columbia
  • Master of Law, Queen's University

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Publications

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