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Dr Stephen Young

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

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Contact

Office 10 Floor – 10C12
Email stephen.young@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

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.

Background

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.

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Publications

Young, S. (2021). Ngā ture o ngā iwi taketake: Wishes are not laws: McGirt v Oklahoma: One of the most important US Supreme Court cases of all time? Māori Law Review, (April). Retrieved from https://maorilawreview.co.nz

Young, S., & Hobbs, H. (2021). Treaty-making: Critical reflections on critiques from abroad. In H. Hobbs, A. Whittaker & L. Coombes (Eds.), Treaty-making: Two hundred and fifty years later. (pp. 156-178). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.

Young, S. (2021). [Review of the books Standing with Standing Rock and Our history is the future]. Alternative Law Journal, 46(1), 86-87. doi: 10.1177/1037969X21996856

Hobbs, H., & Young, S. (2021). Modern treaty making and the limits of the law. University of Toronto Law Journal, 71(2), 234-273. doi: 10.3138/utlj-2019-0131

Fitzgerald, G., & Young, S. (2020). Agony, exclusion and colonial reproduction: A critical examination of the doctrine of difference in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 29, 313-346.

Young, S. M. (2020, April). Frederic Jameson: Vanishing Mediator. Critical Legal Thinking: Law and the Political. Retrieved from https://criticallegalthinking.com/2020/04/24/frederic-jameson-vanishing-mediator/

Other Research Output

Young, S. M. (2019, February). Michel Foucault: Discipline. Critical Legal Thinking: Law and the Political. Retrieved from http://criticallegalthinking.com/2019/02/26/michel-foucault-discipline/

Other Research Output

Young, S. M. (2017). Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017: Submission 47. Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Australian Parliament, Canberra, Australia. [Government Submission].

Other Research Output

Young, S. (2016). Judith Butler: Performativity. Critical Legal Thinking: Law and the Political blog. Retrieved from http://criticallegalthinking.com/2016/11/14/judith-butlers-performativity/

Other Research Output

Young, S. (2020). Indigenous peoples, consents and rights: Troubling subjects. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 264p.

Authored Book - Research

Young, S., & Hobbs, H. (2021). Treaty-making: Critical reflections on critiques from abroad. In H. Hobbs, A. Whittaker & L. Coombes (Eds.), Treaty-making: Two hundred and fifty years later. (pp. 156-178). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hobbs, H., & Young, S. (2021). Modern treaty making and the limits of the law. University of Toronto Law Journal, 71(2), 234-273. doi: 10.3138/utlj-2019-0131

Journal - Research Article

Young, S. (2021). Ngā ture o ngā iwi taketake: Wishes are not laws: McGirt v Oklahoma: One of the most important US Supreme Court cases of all time? Māori Law Review, (April). Retrieved from https://maorilawreview.co.nz

Journal - Research Article

Fitzgerald, G., & Young, S. (2020). Agony, exclusion and colonial reproduction: A critical examination of the doctrine of difference in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 29, 313-346.

Journal - Research Article

Young, S. (2020). Computing compensation for extinguishing native title in Australia. New Zealand Law Journal, 4, 153-157.

Journal - Research Article

Young, S. (2020). Rights of Indigenous peoples: The Sioux tribes’ opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock VI. Māori Law Review. Retrieved from http://maorilawreview.co.nz/2020/07/the-sioux-tribes-continuing-opposition-to-the-dapl-standing-rock-sioux-tribe-v-us-army-corps-of-engineers-standing-rock-vi/

Journal - Research Article

Young, S., & Latu, A. (2020). Class actions, crown negligence, immunities and epidemics on trial. New Zealand Law Journal, 10, 368-372.

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Young, S. (2019). Consent, custom and international law in South Africa: What Australian lawmakers could learn. Alternative Law Journal, 44(3), 197-202. doi: 10.1177/1037969X19853853

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Young, S. (2019). Re-historicising dissolved identities: Deskaheh, the League of Nations, and international legal discourse on Indigenous peoples. London Review of International Law, 7(3), 377-408. doi: 10.1093/lril/lraa004

Journal - Research Article

Young, S. (2019). Searching for the author: A performative reading of legal subjection in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King. Law & Humanities, 13(2), 247-268. doi: 10.1080/17521483.2019.1676530

Journal - Research Article

Young, S. M. (2019). The deification of process in Canada's duty to consult: Tsleil-Waututh nation v Canada. UBC Law Review, 52(3), 1065-1105.

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Young, S. M. (2019). The material costs of claiming international human rights: Australia, Adani and the Wangan and Jagalingou. Melbourne Journal of International Law, 20(2), 1-46.

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Young, S. M. (2019). The self divided: The problems of contradictory claims to Indigenous peoples’ self-determination in Australia. International Journal of Human Rights, 23(1-2), 193-213. doi: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1562913

Journal - Research Article

Young, S. (2017). The Sioux's suits: Global law and the Dakota Access Pipeline. American Indian Law Journal, 6(1), 173-238.

Journal - Research Article

Young, S. M. (2017). Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Act 2017 (Cth): Relying on human rights to justify a legalised form of colonial dispossession? Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(30), 24-28.

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Young, S. M. (2017). Tangible artefacts unearth contemporary legalities: Aboriginal artefacts and the Randwick Light Rail Project. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 23(3), 285-309. doi: 10.1080/1323238X.2017.1382679

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Young, S. M. (2017). The Sioux’s Dakota Access Pipeline protest: Lessons from abroad. Australian Environment Review, 32(4), 102-106.

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Young, S. M. (2006). On the status of vermin. Between the Species, 13(6), 8. doi: 10.15368/bts.2006v13n6.8

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Young, S. (2021). [Review of the books Standing with Standing Rock and Our history is the future]. Alternative Law Journal, 46(1), 86-87. doi: 10.1177/1037969X21996856

Journal - Research Other

Young, S. (2018). Pathologies and positivism [Review of the book The Sovereignty of Human Rights]. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 24(2), 245-250. doi: 10.1080/1323238X.2018.1475464

Journal - Research Other

Young, S. M. (2017). [Review of the book A handful of sand: The Gurindji struggle, after the walk0off]. Alternative Law Journal, 42(4), 312-313. doi: 10.1177/1037969X17735759

Journal - Research Other

Young, S. M. (2017). [Review of the book Foucault and the politics of rights]. Alternative Law Journal, 42(1), 79-80. doi: 10.1177/1037969X17698312

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