Professor Janet McLean is warmly welcomed as co-editor of the Public Law Review. She has been the Book Review editor for the journal for a number of years and will now join forces with the co-founder of the journal and current co-editor, Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders (Founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne).
Janet is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean Research at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Before returning to Auckland in 2012, she held the Chair in Law and Governance at the University of Dundee, Scotland. She has held visiting fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson School of Politics and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University (2009) and at the Australian National University (2001). She was also the George P Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor at Indiana University at Bloomington (2003). She has acted as an advisor to the New Zealand and Canadian governments. Her research interests include the public-private distinction, the nature of the Crown, and Bills of Rights. She is the author of Searching for the State in British Legal Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2012). With Dame Alison Quentin-Baxter, she is working currently on a Law Foundation funded project about the Queen and Governor-General in Right of New Zealand.