Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Evans

Dean of Law School and Harrison Moore Professor of Law –  The University of Melbourne

Professor Carolyn Evans has been Dean of the Melbourne Law School since 2011 and prior to that was Associate Dean (Research) for three years. Carolyn has degrees in Arts and Law from Melbourne University and a doctorate from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford she held a stipendiary lectureship for two years before returning to Melbourne in 2000. She worked for a period as a lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron after graduating from Melbourne. She is currently the Honorary Secretary to the Victorian Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee and the Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans..

In 2010, Carolyn was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to allow her to travel as a Visiting Fellow at American and Emory Universities. Carolyn is the author or editor of six books on human rights and numerous articles and chapters. She is an internationally recognised expert on religious freedom and the relationship between law and religion and has spoken on these topics in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, Greece, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Nepal and Australia.