Shawn Rajanayagam

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2015
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Shawn practises primarily in public law and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Shawn was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General for Victoria. He was also an Associate to the Honourable Justice Keane AC of the High Court of Australia and to the Honourable Justice McLeish of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and worked in the litigation team at Minter Ellison.

Shawn has published several articles and book chapters in public law. His writing has been widely cited, including in argument before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also taught at Melbourne Law School and Monash University Faculty of Law.

Shawn holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

Shawn is reading with Frances Gordon and his senior mentor is Alistair Pound SC.

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CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawHuman RightsInquestsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationNative TitlePlanningPublic International LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

QUALIFICATIONS

BIGS Sydney University
JD Melbourne University
LLM Harvard University

Shawn Rajanayagam

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2015
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Profile

Shawn practises primarily in public law and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Shawn was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General for Victoria. He was also an Associate to the Honourable Justice Keane AC of the High Court of Australia and to the Honourable Justice McLeish of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and worked in the litigation team at Minter Ellison.

Shawn has published several articles and book chapters in public law. His writing has been widely cited, including in argument before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also taught at Melbourne Law School and Monash University Faculty of Law.

Shawn holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

Shawn is reading with Frances Gordon and his senior mentor is Alistair Pound SC.

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawHuman RightsInquestsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationNative TitlePlanningPublic International LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BIGS Sydney University
JD Melbourne University
LLM Harvard University