William Partlett is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School. He writes and teaches in the field of public law. Before coming to Melbourne, Professor Partlett was an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University Law School, and a Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Professor Partlett holds a JD from Stanford Law School as well as a DPhil in History and MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford (where he was a Clarendon Scholar). He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Public Policy from Princeton University.