Dr Simon Blount

LLB PhD BA (Hons 1)
Adjunct Associate Professor

Email: simon.blount@nd.edu.au

  • Biography

    Dr Simon Blount holds a PhD from UNSW Australia and has previously taught Political Science at the University of Sydney. His research methods include multivariate statistical analysis and he has published a number of peer-reviewed articles on elections and tax policy in national and international journals. In 2015, he published the second edition of his book "Electronic Contracts" (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths). Simon was called to the Bar in 2005, and practices in the areas of commercial law, equity, and administrative law. He has taught administrative law, contracts, and equity and trusts at UNSW Australia for ten years. He speaks fluent German and, when possible, appears pro bono as an advocate for asylum seekers.

  • Teaching areas

    Contracts, Equity and Trusts, Administrative Law

  • Research expertise and supervision

    Electronic contracts, contracts, tax policy, electoral policy, multivariate statistical models.

  • Books

    "Electronic Contracts" (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths 2015).

  • Journal Articles and Proceedings


    • 2002 Unemployment and Economic Voting. Electoral Studies 21 (1) 91-100.
    • 2001 The Politics of Taxation: The Introduction of the GST into New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Australia. Australian Tax Forum 16 (4) 439-461.
    • 2001 The Art of Taxation. Australian Tax Forum 16 (3) 345-360.
    • 2000 Public Opinion and Tax Aversion in Australia. Journal of Sociology 36 (3) 275-290.
    • 1999 The Microeconomic Voter. Electoral Studies 18 (4) 505-517.
    • 1998 Postmaterialism and the Vote for the Senate in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science 33 (3) 441-449.
    • Non-refereed

    • 2009 “When are Emails Writing?” 47(8) LSJ 56
    • 2009 “Implied Terms in Web Page Contracts for the Sale of Software” 47(1) LSJ 56
    • 2008 “Agreeing to Terms in Web Page Contracts” 46(11) LSJ 74
    • 2008 “Click Signatures in Webpage Contracts” 46(10) LSJ 70
  • Conference Papers

    2002 Public Subsidy of the Major Performing Arts Companies of Australia. Second International Conference on Cultural Policy Research Wellington N.Z. 23-26 January 2002.

  • Professional Affiliations

    NSW Bar Association

  • Community Engagement

    Pro Bono counsel on refugee reviews

  • Awards

    • 2005 Julius Stone Prize in Legal Theory (UNSW)
    • 1994 Australian Postgraduate Research Award.
    • 1993 David Vogel Memorial Prize in Political Science (UNSW).
    • 1990 Economic History Prize (Strathclyde University, U.K.).