A/PROF Mark McMillan

A/PROF Mark McMillan


  • Honorary, Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Human Rights Law
  • Indigenous Australian Studies (intersectionality; critical race theory; whiteness)
  • Indigenous Nation Building (Nations' wellbeing; Native Title)
  • Indigenous Rights (Distinction between Indigenous Rights and Human Rights)
  • Indigenous and Settler Legal Theory (Settler Colonialism)
  • International Human Rights Law and Indigenous Peoples
  • Public Law
  • Reconciliation (Indigenous Settler Relationships)



  • Mark McMillan joined the faculty of Melbourne Law School in 2011. He is a Wiradjuri man from Trangie, NSW. He was named National NAIDOC Scholar of the year for 2013.

    His research interests are in the area of human rights and, in particular, the expression and fulfillment of those rights for Indigenous Australians.

    Current Research Projects:


    Chief Investigator on ARC Linkage Grant: Indigenous nationhood in the absence of recognition: Self-governance insights and strategies from three Aboriginal communities

    Chief Investigator on ARC Discovery Grant: “Resistance, Recognition and Reconciliation in Australia – lessons from South Africa and Northern Ireland.”

    Chief Investigator and Node Leader on ARC Special Initiative Grant: “National Indigenous Research and Knowledge Network.” NIRAKN www.nirakn.edu.au

    Chief Investigator on ARC Linkage Grant: “Minutes of Evidence: promoting new and collaborative ways of understanding Australia’s past engaging with structural justice.” www.minutesofevidence.com.au


    Melbourne School of Government Research Cluster Grant: Indigenous Nation Building: Theory; Practice and its emergence in Australia's public policy discourse.

    Melbourne Social Equity Institute Grant: Strengthening the Victorian Aboriginal community's response to methamphetamine use.

    Melbourne Social Equity Institute Grant: Sharing this place: A systematic review of three Faculties within the University of Melbourne to identity and establish their opportunities for engagement with future and current Indigenous Australian students.   


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • SJD, The University of Arizona 2010
  • LLM, 2004
  • LLB, The Australian National University 2001
  • GradDip Legal Prac, The Australian National University 2001

Awards and honors

  • National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year - 2013, National NAIDOC Awards, 2013
  • Fulbright Indigenous Scholar, Australian American Fulbright Commission, 2009
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, Rotary Club of Darling Harbour - District 9675, 2003


Available for supervision

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