Rick Snell

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School of Law
University of Tasmania
Private Box 89 GPO Hobart
Tasmania, Australia

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Rick Snell

Rick Snell is an Associate Professor in law at the University of Tasmania. His research, ideas and teaching have been influential within Australia and internationally.

He has several research interests including government transparency, public sector governance, comparative administrative law (especially freedom of information and ombudsman) and the media.

Postgraduate Study

Intersted in postgraduate study in the areas of Freedom of Information, Ombudsman, Media Law Comparative Administrative Law, or multi-disclipinary coverage of these topics?

To discuss potential topics contact Rick Snell or look at the Postgraduate Research page.

To find out about applications and funding click here.



Rick has been invited to teach courses or present lectures and workshops at a number of Law Schools, Journalism and Political Science courses in various countries. He loves to teach and is regarded as a thought provoking, enthustiastic and challenging teacher.

He has been recognisied nationally twice for his excellence in teaching.


Rick Snell has been used as a consultant on a number of projects. He can be hired individually or through UTAS Commercialisation Unit  the commercial arm of the University of Tasmania. He has completed a 7 week consultancy in Cambodia with USAID and PACT Cambodia. See the US Embassy write up and story in UTAS Law Alumni News .


Other Activities

Rick and his family have been operating a book stall at Hobart's famous Salamanca Market on Saturdays for the past 21 years. Visit us at Stall 145 when visting Hobart.

For the past 4 years the family have also sold books on eBay under the selling ID of Riding_Squeek Books - check out our great range of books.


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