Dean comes from Melbourne, Australia. In 2006, Dean completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Political Science and Criminology. Dean completed an Honours year in Political Science in 2007, focusing primarily on international politics.
In 2010 Dean completed his Juris Doctor degree at Melbourne Law School. During this degree Dean concentrated on international law, and in particular international economic law. Dean participated in the 2009-2010 ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law; his team ranked 3rd at the Final Oral Round in Santo Domingo. Dean also coached Melbourne Law School’s winning team in the 2010-2011 competition.
In 2011 Dean has worked in the Litigation practice group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and the Litigation & Regulatory practice group at DLA Piper Australia (Melbourne).Dean hopes to use the IELPO LL.M. to further develop his passion for international economic law, and to develop his opportunities to enjoy a long and constructive career in the field.