Prof Jonathan Crowe

Prof Jonathan Crowe
NameProf Jonathan Crowe
Job TitleHead of School and Dean (Law and Justice)
QualificationsBA(Hons) Qld, LLB(Hons) Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Law and Justice
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Jonathan Crowe is Head of School and Dean of the School of Law and Justice at the University of Southern Queensland. He previously taught at Bond University and the University of Queensland, and has held visiting positions at Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author or editor of eleven books and well over 100 book chapters and journal articles, primarily on legal philosophy, ethics and public law. His books include Australian Constitutional Law: Principles in Movement (Oxford University Press, 2022), Mediation Ethics: From Theory to Practice (Edward Elgar, 2020, co-authored with Rachael Field), Natural Law and the Nature of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and the Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory (Edward Elgar, 2019, co-edited with Constance Youngwon Lee). He is a founding Director of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (RASARA), an Australia-wide organisation working to shape community responses to sexual violence. He co-edits the Journal of Legal Philosophy with Raff Donelson and Hillary Nye.


Professor of Law and JusticeUniversity of Southern Queensland2023


Philosophy of law, ethics, constitutional law, rape and sexual assault law

Fields of Research

  • 480410. Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
  • 480702. Constitutional law

Human Rights in the Natural Law Tradition

Crowe, Jonathan. 2024. "Human Rights in the Natural Law Tradition." Rooney, James Dominic and Zoll, Patrick (ed.) Beyond Classical Liberalism: Freedom and the Good . United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 190-202

Legal Theory

Crowe, Jonathan. 2023. Legal Theory. Australia. Thomson Reuters.

Sovereignty under the Australian Constitution: Why is Section 6 of the Australia Acts Binding on State Parliaments?

Crowe, Jonathan. 2023. "Sovereignty under the Australian Constitution: Why is Section 6 of the Australia Acts Binding on State Parliaments?" University of Queensland Law Journal. 42 (3), pp. 347-369.