• Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

20092019
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Personal profile

Research interests

My current research focuses on the role of ethical values in grounding legal reasoning. Through my work, I have contributed to the study of legal reasoning both at a theoretical level and in relation to specific fields of legal doctrine. It is important for legal transparency and consistency that we accurately understand how judges interpret and apply the law. My work in this area seeks to understand how judges and other legal officials draw on values and other contextual factors to reach their decisions. This research is crucial for understanding the nature of legal processes. It also helps advance understanding of how particular areas of law change and develop over time.

Statement for HDR students

I have supervised PhD and MPhil candidates in jurisprudence, constitutional law and theory, international humanitarian law (or the law of armed conflict) and international human rights law.

My current students are conducting research on topics such as:

  • Executive power in Australian constitutional law
  • Constitutional issues in natural resources law
  • Legal personhood protections for non-human animals
  • The natural law theory of Augustine
  • The commodification of citizenship

Education/Academic qualification

Law and Philosophy, PhD, University of Queensland

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Research Output 2009 2019

Not-So-Easy Cases

Crowe, J., 16 Feb 2019, In : Statute Law Review. 40, 1, p. 75-86 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
appellate court
legitimacy

Nutshell: Legal Theory

Crowe, J., 2019, 3rd ed. Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Co. 173 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionResearch

legal theory
natural law
Law
legal positivism
critical theory

The Authentic Judge: French Existentialism and the Judicial Role

Crowe, J., 2019, In : Australian Bar Review. 47, p. 41-48

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

existentialism
love
judiciary
faith
responsibility

The Narrative Model of Constitutional Implications: A Defence of Roach v Electoral Commissioner

Crowe, J., 2019, In : University of New South Wales Law Journal. 42, 1, p. 91-118 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Constitution and Bylaws
Jurisprudence
Publications
Thinking

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Folk Law: Expanding the Concept of the Shadow of the Law in Family Dispute Resolution

Crowe, J., Field, R. M., Toohey, L., Partridge, H. & McAllister, L., Sep 2018, In : The Sydney Law Review. 40, 3, p. 319-338 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Law
family law
case law
statute
critic

Activities 2015 2018

  • 17 Peer-review
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 3 Oral presentation

How Do We Think About Lolita? Difference, Alterity and Animal Liberation

Jonathan Crowe (Speaker), Zali Brookes (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Intelligibility, Practical Reason and the Common Good

Jonathan Crowe (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy (Journal)

Jonathan Crowe (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Philosophical Quarterly (Journal)

Jonathan Crowe (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Federal Law Review (Journal)

Jonathan Crowe (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review