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Malcolm Jorgensen commenced his PhD in United States Foreign Policy and International Law in 2010 under the supervision of Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and co-supervision of Professor David Weisbrot, AM. He is currently lecturing in the Centre unit USSC6902 US Politics: Presidency and Congress. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with majors in Economics and International Relations, each from the University of Queensland. He was awarded First Class Honours for his 2006 thesis examining the constraints international law places on the use of military force, specifically the role international law played in U.S. foreign policy leading up to the 2003 Iraq War.
He is an associate of the Sydney Centre for International Law and an academic tutor in undergraduate units of study taught by Professor Geoffrey Garrett and Associate Professor O'Connor. He previously tutored for Associate Professor O’Connor at Griffith University in Brisbane and in International Relations units at the University of Queensland. Following undergraduate studies Malcolm was a Judge's Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland to Justice P.D.T. Applegarth and Senior Judge N.A. Skoien (Ret.). He was subsequently admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland and of the High Court of Australia and worked as a commercial litigation solicitor.
His research analyses the ideological structure of American policymaker’s beliefs about international law and how these beliefs influence international law policy. Malcolm spent the latter half of 2011 in the U.S. conducting archival and interview research for this project.