I am Professor of Law at Bond University and a regular Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. My research explores the relationship between law and ethics at both theoretical and applied levels. I am interested in the ways in which ethical norms and relations are embodied in social practices and how these practices, in turn, provide the normative basis for legal and social institutions.
My latest book, entitled Natural Law and the Nature of Law, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. The book defends an account of natural law as objective and normative, but nonetheless socially embodied, historically extended and dependent on contingent facts about human nature.
I am currently involved in a public campaign with author and activist Bri Lee to reform the mistake of fact defence in Queensland rape law. For further information about this issue, including detailed case summaries and recommended legal amendments, please visit our website at www.consentlawqld.com.
Jonathan Crowe, Natural Law and the Nature of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Jonathan Crowe, ‘The Authentic Judge: French Existentialism and the Judicial Role’ (2019) 47 Australian Bar Review 41
Jonathan Crowe, ‘The Narrative Model of Constitutional Implications: A Defence of Roach v Electoral Commissioner’ (2019) 42 University of New South Wales Law Journal 91
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Not-So-Easy Cases’ (2019) 40 Statute Law Review 75
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Consent is Not a “Romance Killer”: The Mistake of Fact Defence for Rape Needs to Go’, The Guardian (7 January 2019)
Jonathan Crowe, Rachael Field, Lisa Toohey, Helen Partridge and Lynn McAllister, ‘Bargaining in the Shadow of the Folk Law: Expanding the Concept of the Shadow of the Law in Family Dispute Resolution’ (2018) 40 Sydney Law Review 319
Danielle Ireland-Piper and Jonathan Crowe, ‘Whistleblowing, National Security and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication’ (2018) 46 Federal Law Review 341
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Integrity and Truth in Law’s Empire’ in Salman Khurshid, Lokendra Malik and Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (eds), Dignity in the Legal and Political Philosophy of Ronald Dworkin (Oxford University Press, 2018) 31
Jonathan Crowe, ‘The Role of Snap Judgments in Constitutional Deliberation: A Dialectical Equilibrium Model’ in Ron Levy, Hoi Kong, Graeme Orr and Jeff King (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (Cambridge University Press, 2018) 156
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Functions, Context and Constitutional Values’ in Rosalind Dixon (ed.), Australian Constitutional Values (Hart, 2018) 61