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Jonathan Crowe

Honorary Adjunct Professor

Level 2, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Jonathan Crowe is Professor of Law at Bond University. He previously taught at the University of Queensland and has held visiting positions at Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin. He is recognised internationally for his work on legal philosophy, ethics and public law, particularly the natural law tradition.

Professor Crowe is the author or editor of nine books and more than 100 scholarly book chapters and journal articles. His work has appeared in leading international and Australian journals, including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Modern Law Review, Jurisprudence, Ratio Juris, Law and Critique, the Melbourne University Law Review, the Sydney Law Review and the Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy. A peer-reviewed study ranked him among the top ten most prolific authors in leading Australian law journals from 2010 to 2017. His recent books include 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 co-edits the Journal of Legal Philosophy with Hillary Nye.

Professor Crowe is founding Co-Director of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (, an Australia-wide initiative working to shape community responses to sexual violence. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy, having served as its President from 2014 to 2018. He is also a former President of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network. He has experience coordinating and delivering large grant projects, including recent successful grant outcomes for the Australian and Queensland governments.


Teaching expertise

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

Professional admissions

  • Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy
  • Australasian Association of Philosophy
  • Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy
  • American Philosophical Association


  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy University of Queensland

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