Anne McNaughton

PhD Candidate, Senior Lecturer
BA (N'cle) LLB (UNSW) LLM (Tübingen) LLM (UTS) Grad Cert HE (ANU)
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Biography

Anne McNaughton is a comparative lawyer who researches at the intersection of international and comparative law.  She was appointed as Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) in March 2020 (having been its Deputy Director since 2015).

As a recipient of a DAAD scholarship, Anne completed her first LLM at the Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen (Germany) in 1991, writing her thesis The incorporation of the territory of former East Germany into the European Union entirely in German.  Following her return to Australia, Anne worked as a commercial lawyer while establishing the undergraduate course on European Union (EU) law at University of New South Wales (UNSW) and commencing her second LLM at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), specialising in International Law.

Since becoming a full-time academic, Anne has been particularly interested in the complex issues associated with how global economic integration affects the local legal framework at various levels.  Anne researches the concept of mutual recognition as developed in EU jurisprudence and its migration into international trade treaties and agreements.  Building on this work, her current research examines the nature of legal transplants between new and emerging legal systems of international law.  Anne has conducted this research as a member of an Australian Research Grant Linkage project that examined the changing nature of the trade and business relationship between Australia and the European Union. She has also been a member of several research projects funded through the European Union’s Jean Monnet activities programme and is currently a research lead in a Jean Monnet network and Centre of Excellence based at the ANU Centre for European Studies.   

Anne has taught in Europe and China and has extensive experience teaching courses on the European Union at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She also has experience teaching courses on comparative law, contract, commercial, international business and private law to law and non-law students, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at ANU, Sydney University, the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, in Germany (Potsdam University) and China (Guangzhou University).

Appointments

Anne is Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies.  

Recent news

08
Apr
2019
Karla Brenner outside the law building
2018 ANU Prize recipient Karla Brenner talks about winning
14
Feb
2019
Japanese students and scholars on the roof of Australia's Parliament House
Aoyama Gakuin and Ritsumeikan Universities
29
Nov
2017
Professor Stephen Bottomley, Mary Spiers Williams and Professor Kim Rubenstein at the 2017 ANU Staff Excellence Awards
Awards season is underway at the Australian National University and many of our colleagues in the ANU College of Law have been recognised for the important contribution they make.
09
Nov
2017
European Union Flag
The free movement of people continues to be significant to the Brexit negotiations and the topic is receiving wider coverage. It is a remarkable story of evolution and integration to which the Member States, the Court of Justice of the EU and the other EU institutions have all contributed.

In the Media

16
Jan
2019
Anne McNaughton interviewed by VOA News
14
Jan
2019
Anne McNaughton quoted in ABC News
25
Jan
2017
Anne McNaughton speaks with ABC The World Today
26
Jun
2016
Anne McNaughton interviewed by ABC Radio

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Anne researches the concept of mutual recognition as developed in EU jurisprudence and its migration into international trade treaties and agreements. Building on this work, her current research examines the nature of legal transplants between new and emerging legal systems of international law. Anne has conducted this research as a member of an Australian Research Grant Linkage project that examined the changing nature of the trade and business relationship between Australia and the European Union. She has also been a member of several research projects funded through the European Union’s Jean Monnet activities programme and is currently a research lead in a Jean Monnet network and Centre of Excellence based at the ANU Centre for European Studies.
Anne is a Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI) and one of the coordinators of the Special Interest Group on Contract Tort and Property Law. She is a corresponding member of the Principles of European Insurance Contract Law (PEICL) and Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL).

Anne’s research is directed to developing a more sophisticated and evidence-based understanding of the European Union in the broader Australian community and the wider Asia-Pacific region beyond the Common Agricultural Policy. She was an investigator on an interdisciplinary ARC Linkage Grant, ‘Australia and the European Union: A Study of a changing trade and business relationship’. Most recently Anne has been researching and publishing on the integration of services in the European Union.

Recent publications deal with the original concept of mutual evaluation, first developed by the European Commission in the 2006 Services Directive.

PhD supervision

Most recently, Anne has been a panel member for a PhD candidate writing on international investment law and the normative leverage of the EU in respect of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) reform (submission expected July 2020).

LLM Masters thesis supervision

Anne was an external supervisor for the University of South Pacific Law School, supervising a thesis on "A brief assessment of the potential impact of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and PACER-Plus agreement on government revenue, employment and market access in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs): (2010).

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2016 LAWS8140
Class #9533
Commercial Law
2016 LAWS8239
Class #1800
The European Union
2018 LAWS4210
Class #4961
Commercial Law
2018 LAWS6104
Class #5019
Contracts
2016 LAWS4279
Class #9868
Law and Politics of European Integration
2017 LAWS4279
Class #10028
Law and Politics of European Integration
2017 LAWS4210
Class #4784
Commercial Law

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