Shipra Chordia is a Barrister at the NSW Bar and a Fellow of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at UNSW. She lectures in public law subjects and has published on constitutional law in leading journals, including the Melbourne University Law Review and the Federal Law Review. Shipra has presented her research at Harvard Law School, New York University, and to the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

In the past, Shipra practised at Freehills in Sydney and Linklaters LLP in London and was Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Mummery in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. In 2015, Shipra received the Sir Anthony Mason PhD Award in Public Law. In 2016, she was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.

Shipra’s doctoral thesis (conferred in 2018) developed a theoretical framework for the application of proportionality in constitutional contexts and made suggestions for the future development of proportionality in Australian constitutional law.

Posts by Shipra:

Border closures, COVID-19 and s 92 of the Constitution – what role for proportionality (if any)?

The Trajectory of Structured Proportionality

Proportionality and McCloyv New South Wales: close but not quite?