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Prof Jonathan Crowe  

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), PhD,

Prof Jonathan Crowe
Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229


Faculty of Law

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 51291
+61 7 559 51291
Building Level: 2
Building: 4. Faculty of Law
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Jonathan Crowe is Professor of Law at Bond University. His research examines the philosophical relationship between law and ethics, looking at issues such as the nature and foundations of legal obligation and the role of ethics in legal reasoning. He has published widely on natural law theory and existentialist ethics, particularly the work of Emmanuel Levinas. He has also published research on ethical and doctrinal issues in a range of fields of law, including constitutional law, international humanitarian law, criminal law, family law, corporations law, competition law and dispute resolution.

Jonathan is the author of several books and more than seventy book chapters and journal articles. His work has appeared in leading international and Australian journals, including the Modern Law Review, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Law and Critique, the Melbourne University Law Review, the Sydney Law Review, the Federal Law Review and the Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy. He is currently completing a book on the natural law tradition in ethics and jurisprudence.

Jonathan is the current President of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy and a former Convenor of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network. He blogs on Australian legal theory events and publications at and tweets at @drjoncrowe. A selection of his publications can be accessed online at
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - University of Queensland
Doctor of Philosophy - University of Queensland
Professional admission & memberships

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy

Australasian Association of Philosophy

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

American Philosophical Association

Teaching expertise
Constitutional Law, Philosophical Foundations of Law, Laws of Armed Conflict and Peacekeeping