• Associate Professor
Office:W232A Forgan Smith building, St Lucia campus
Phone:+61 7 (336) 57180
Fax:+61 7 (336) 51454
Consultation:Tuesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm
A/Prof Jonathan Crowe


Jonathan Crowe is an Associate Professor and Executive Director (Public Law) of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law in the T. C. Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. His research examines the relationship between law and ethics at both theoretical and applied levels. He has published widely on the nature of legal obligation and the role of ethics in legal reasoning, engaging particularly with the natural law and existentialist traditions. 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 and alternative dispute resolution.

Jonathan is the author of several books and more than fifty 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. His books include Legal Theory (2nd ed, Thomson Reuters, 2013), Australian Constitutional Law: Foundations and Theory (3rd ed, Oxford University Press, 2012) and Principles of International Humanitarian Law (Edward Elgar, 2013). He is currently completing a book on the natural law tradition in ethics and jurisprudence.

Jonathan is the current President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy and joint Convenor of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network. He blogs on Australian legal theory events and publications at http://legaltheoryaust.wordpress.com and tweets at @drjoncrowe. A selection of his publications can be accessed online at https://uq.academia.edu/jonathancrowe.

Research Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Moral Philosophy