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James Allan (born 1960) is a Canadian-Australian law professor and writer. He is the Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland.

Allan has degrees from Queen's University, the London School of Economics and the University of Hong Kong. He qualified as a barrister and solicitor with The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1988. Prior to his appointment at the University of Queensland, Allan taught at the University of Otago.[1]

Allan writes opinion pieces in The Australian newspaper. He is author of Democracy in Decline: Steps in the Wrong Direction, occasional contributor to Quadrant magazine and editor of the University of Queensland Law Journal.[1]


  1. ^ a b "James Allan". TC Beirne School of Law. Retrieved 3 October 2014.