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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., Young, S., & McIntyre, J. (2024). The internationalisation of pseudolaw: The growth of sovereign citizens arguments in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 47(1), 309-342. doi: 10.53637/YBCN5467 Journal - Research Article

Young, S. M. (2024). The structural limits of the law: The event horizon of legality. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 198p. doi: 10.4324/9781003483892 Authored Book - Research

Young, S. (2023, November). On methods and madness: Making sense of pseudolegal nonsense. School of Law, Society and Criminology, University of New South Whales, Sydney, Australia. [Research Presentation]. Other Research Output

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 Journal - Research Other

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 Journal - Research Other

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