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BA(Hons)(Bucknell) MA(Colorado State) JD(Colorado) PhD(NSW)

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Office 10 Floor – 10C12


Stephen teaches Torts, Laws and Indigenous Peoples, and International Human Rights Law.

Research interests

Stephen's areas of research involve the intersection of Indigenous peoples and law, human rights, and duties and obligations, drawing from critical and social theories.


Before joining the Faculty, Stephen was a Teaching Fellow at the University of New South Wales where he also completed his PhD.

Prior to pursuing an academic career, he worked in private practice as a civil litigator focusing on tort disputes in Denver, Colorado. He obtained a JD from the University of Colorado, an MA from Colorado State University, and a BA from Bucknell University.


Hobbs, H., McIntyre, J., & Young, S. (2023). Some people think income tax is illegal. It's pseudolaw, and it's damaging the legal system. The Conversation. Retrieved from

Young, S. (2023). [Review of the book The colonial politics of hope: Critical junctures of indigenous-state relations]. Social & Legal Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/09646639231181118

Young, S., & McIntyre, J. (2023, May). Pseudo lawyers, conspiracy theorists, fixated persons, and the rest: A guide to managing self-represented litigants. Verbal presentation at the District and County Court Judges of Australia and New Zealand Biennial Conference: Managing Justice: Managing Self, Adelaide, Australia.

Young, S. (2023, March). What is pseudolaw? Who are these “Sovereign Citizens”? Implications of a growing trend. New Zealand Law Society, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Presentation].

Young, S., MacIntyre, J., & Hobbs, H. (2023, April). Method and madness: How to make sense of pseudolegal nonsense. Verbal presentation at the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference, Derry, United Kingdom.

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