Paul Babie

Professor Paul Babie

Professor

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I research and teach property and have been a faculty member of the Adelaide Law School since 1999. I may be a thought leader in the sense that I do think quite a lot about quite a lot of things having to do with property.

Research Interests

  • Private Law Theory
    • property theory
    • comparative private law theory
    • consequences of globalisation, especially finance and anthropogenic climate change
  • Legal Theory
    • liberalism
  • Religious Legal Systems
    • Byzantine law
    • Eastern Catholic canon law
  • Baseball
    • keeping the book
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Professor of Law Adelaide Law School
    2012 - 2014 Associate Professor and Reader in Law Adelaide Law School
    2011 - 2017 Associate Dean (Research) University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2011 Senior Lecturer in Law Adelaide Law School
    2007 - 2017 Associate Dean of Law (Research) University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2007 Lecturer in Law Adelaide Law School
    1999 - 1999 Lecturer in Law Balliol College, University of Oxford
    1996 - 1999 Lecturer in Law St Catherine's College, University of Oxford
    1995 - 1995 Lecturer in Law Melbourne Law School
    1994 - 1994 Visiting Fellow in Law Melbourne Law School
    1993 - 1994 Associate Howard, Mackie (now BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP))
    1992 - 1993 Student-at-Law Howard, Mackie (now BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP))
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Fellowship Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law Australian Academy of Law Australia
    2016 Award Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions Award for Excellence in Research The University of Adelaide
    2015 Research Award Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions Award for Excellence in Research The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Research Award Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions Commendation for Excellence in Research The University of Adelaide Australia
    2011 Teaching Award Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions Prize for Excellence in Teaching The University of Adelaide Australia
    2007 Teaching Award Adelaide Law School Prize for Excellence in Teaching The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read
    Ukrainian Can read
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Oxford United Kingdom DPhil (2002)
    University of Melbourne Australia LLM (1995)
    University of Alberta Canada LLB (1992)
    Flinders University Australia BThSt (2006)
    University of Calgary Canada BA (Sociology and Political Science) (1989)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Barrister & Solicitor (Inactive) Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, Canada
    Associate Member; Member, Property Law Committee Law Society of South Australia
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Babie, P. (2021). The Global Pandemic and Government "COVID-19 Overreach". Canopy Forum.
    2021 Orth, J. V., Gava, J., Bhanu, A. P., & Babie, P. T. (2021). No Amendment? No Problem: Judges, 'Informal Amendment,' and the Evolution of Constitutional Meaning in the Federal Democracies of Australia, Canada, India, and the United States. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2021).
    2021 Babie, P. (2021). Editorial: Climate Change and Ethics. Agathon: A Journal of Ethics and Value in the Modern World, 8, vii-xvi.
    2021 Babie, P. (2021). A Matter of Choice. Agathon: A Journal of Ethics and Value in the Modern World, 8, 73-84.
    2021 Babie, P., & Russo, C. J. (2021). COVID-19 and Mandatory Vaccinations for School Children: Legal Issues in the United States. International Journal of Education Law & Policy, 16, 241-250.
    2021 Burdon, P. D., & Babie, P. T. (2021). COVID-19 and the Adelaide Law School, Australia. Journal of Security, Intelligence, and Resilience Education, 10(2).
    2021 Babie, P. (2021). Religious freedom and education in Australian schools. Laws, 10(1), 1-18.
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    2021 Babie, P. T. (2021). Ancestor Worship, Living Trees, and Free Exercise in the Australian Constitution. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2021).
    2021 Babie, P. T. (2021). When is a road not a ‘public road’ in South Australia?. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2021).
    2021 Langos, C., & Babie, P. T. (2021). Social Media, Free Speech and Religious Freedom. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2021).
    2021 Babie, P., & Wawryk, A. (2021). Climate change, the rule of law, and market-based schemes to encourage renewable energy use. Michigan State International Law Review, 29(3), 363-411.
    2021 Fuentes-Jiménez, M. A., & Babie, P. (2021). The residential tenancy agreement as an exception to the indefeasibility of title. Australian Property Law Journal, 29, 51-73.
    2021 Babie, P. T. (2021). Property in the Empirical World. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2021).
    2021 Babie, P. T. (2021). Review of Principles of Property Law.
    2021 Nikias, K., & Babie, P. T. (2021). Legislators, Judges, and the Content of Property: Reflections on Hocking v Director-General, National Archives of Australia.
    2020 Stirling, G. -L., & Babie, P. (2020). Free exercise, the implied freedom of politica communication, and the Australian Constitution. Amity Law Review, 16, 1-17.
    2020 Babie, P. T., Leadbeter, P., & Nikias, K. (2020). Federalism fails water: A tale of two nations, two states, and two rivers. Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 35(1), 1-86.
    2020 Babie, P. T., Brown, D., Giancaspro, M. A., & Catterwell, R. (2020). Cryptocurrency and the property question. Oxford Property Law Blog.
    2020 Babie, P. T., & Russo, C. J. (2020). COVID-19: Why the Balance Between Freedom of Religion and Public Health Matters. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2020).
    2020 Babie, P., Brown, D., Catterwell, R., & Giancaspro, M. A. (2020). Cryptocurrency as property: Ruscoe v Cryptopia Ltd (in liq) [2020] NZHC 728. Australian Property Law Journal, 28, 106-122.
    2020 Babie, P. T., Brown, D., Catterwell, R., & Giancaspro, M. (2020). Cryptocurrencies as Property: Ruscoe and Moore v Cryptopia Limited (In Liquidation) [2020] NZHC 728. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2020).
    2020 Babie, P. (2020). The Ethos of Protection for Freedom of Religion or Belief in Australian Law. University of Western Australia Law Review, 47(1), 64-91.
    2020 Babie, P. T., & Russo, C. J. (2020). If Beer and Wrestling Are “Essential,” So Is Easter: COVID-19, Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Public Health in Australia and the United States—Why Rights Matter. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2021).
    2020 Babie, P. (2020). Review of Alan M Sinclair & Margaret E McCallum, An Introduction to Real Property Law, 7th ed (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2017). University of New Brunswick Law Journal, 71, 185-189.
    2020 Nikias, K., & Babie, P. (2020). Legislators, judges, and the content of property: Reflections on Hocking v Director-General, National Archives of Australia. Australian Property Law Journal, 28, 195-216.
    2020 Babie, P. (2020). Ministerial Exceptions, Religious Exemptions, and Anti-Discrimination Legislation: Reciprocal Lessons from America and Australia. Canopy Forum – On the Interactions of Law and Religion.
    2020 Babie, P., & Russo, C. J. (2020). Covid-19, Childhood Vaccinations, and Religious Freedom: A Looming Issue. Canopy Forum – On the Interactions of Law and Religion.
    2020 Nikias, K. K., Babie, P., & Leadbeter, P. (2020). Property, Unbundled Water Entitlements, and Anticommons Tragedies: A Cautionary Tale from Australia. Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, 9(1), 107-144.
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    2019 Nikias, K. K., & Babie, P. (2019). The Renewal of the Old: Lionel Murphy's Progressive-Relational Conception of Property. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 42(3), 1-35.
    2019 Babie, P., & Nikias, K. (2019). The renewal of the old: Lionel Murphy’s progressive-relational conception of property. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 42(3), 791-824.
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    2019 Babie, P. (2019). Book Review: Research Handbook on Law and Religion. Alternative Law Journal, 44(3), 254-255.
    2019 Babie, P. (2019). Book Review: Comparative Property Law: Global Perspectives. The Law Quarterly Review, 135, 691-693.
    2019 Babie, P. T. (2019). Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law?. JOURNAL OF CHURCH AND STATE, 61(2), 315-317.
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    2019 Babie, P. (2019). Book Review: Principles of Property Law. Australian Property Law Journal, 28, 28-30.
    2019 Babie, P. T. (2019). Our Choice. Alternative Law Journal, 44(2), 171.
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    2019 Babie, P. T. (2019). Book Review: Property Theory: Legal and Theoretical Perspectives. UNSW Law Journal, 42(7), 1-6.
    2019 Babie, P. (2019). Publish and Collaborate: An Invitation. Adelaide Law Review, 40(1), 145-154.
    2019 Babie, P. T. (2019). Climate Change: An Existential Threat to Corporations.
    2019 Babie, P. (2019). Book Review: Agape, Justice and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law?. Journal of Church and State, 315-317.
    2019 Babie, P. T. (2019). Private Property in South Australian Torrens Land: A Review of 2018.
    2019 Babie, P., Burdon, P., da Rimini, F., Metcalf, C., & Stenseth, G. (2019). The Idea of Property: A Comparative Review of Recent Empirical Research Methods. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 26(2), 401-436.
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    2019 Ashok, K., Babie, P. T., & Orth, J. V. (2019). Balancing justice needs and private property in constitutional takings provisions: A comparative assessment of India, Australia, and the United States. Fordham International Law Journal, 42(4), 999-1039.
    2019 Babie, P. T. (2019). Australia's "Bill of Rights". University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, 97(2), 187-220.
    2019 Babie, P. T. (2019). Property in Indian Water: A Future Transformed by Climate. Amity Law Review, 15(2021), 1-17.
    2018 Babie, P. T. (2018). A Great Exploitation: The True Legacy of Property—A Review Essay.
    2018 Babie, P. T. (2018). The Future of Private Property. Sydney Law Review, 40.
    2018 Babie, P. T. (2018). Spontaneously Emerging New Property Forms: Reflections on Dharavi. Amity Law Review, 14.
    2018 Babie, P. T., & Bhanu, A. P. (2018). Freedom of Religion and Belief in India and Australia: An Introductory Comparative Assessment of Two Federal Constitutional Democracies.
    2018 Babie, P. T. (2018). Book Review: Seeing the Myth in Human Rights. Journal of Religious History, 612-614.
    2018 Babie, P. (2018). Seeing the Myth in Human Rights. JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY, 42(4), 612-614.
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    2018 Babie, P. (2018). The Annual Rent Threshold Triggering the Application of The Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA). Property Law Review, 7, 146-149.
    2018 Babie, P. (2018). Essay: Baseball, Friendship, Law and Property. Property Law Review, 7, 121-126.
    2018 Babie, P. (2018). The Concept of Freedom of Religion in the Australian Constitution. A Study in Legislative-Judicial Cooperative Innovation. Quaderni di diritto e politica ecclesiastica, 1(1), 259-282.
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    2018 Babie, P. T., Burdon, P. D., & da Rimini, F. (2018). The Idea of Property: An Introductory Empirical Assessment. Houston Journal of International Law, 40, 797-843.
    2018 Babie, P. (2018). A great exploitation: the true legacy of property-a review essay. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 31(4), 977-992.
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    2018 Babie, P. (2018). The “Monkey Selfies”: Reflections on copyright in photographs of animals Naruto v Slater, 888 F.3d 418 (9th Cir. 2018). UC Davis Law Review Online, 52, 103-117.
    2018 Babie, P. T. (2018). Baseball, Friendship, Law and Property.
    2018 Babie, P. T. (2018). The Annual Rent Threshold Triggering the Application of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA): Diakou Nominees Pty Ltd v Gouger Street Pty Ltd [2017] SASC 72. Property Law Review, 146.
    2018 Babie, P. T., & Neoh, J. (2018). A Statement on Inclusive Law and Religion.
    2018 Babie, P. (2018). The Human Body and Private Property: Sperm Harvesting. Property Law Review, 7(3), 207-213.
    2018 Babie, P. (2018). Review Essay: The Future of Private Property. Sydney Law Review, 40, 433-444.
    2018 Babie, P. (2018). Parliamentary Prayer and the Establishment of Religion. Law Society of South Australia Bulletin, 40(1), 12-15.
    2017 Babie, P., & Orth, J. (2017). The Troubled Borderlands of Torrens Indefeasibility: Lessons from Australia and the United States. Property Law Review, 7, 33-55.
    2017 Babie, P. T., & Stephens, D. (2017). Seeing Further Over the Horizon: A World of Limitless Possibilities. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2017).
    2017 Babie, P. T. (2017). Private Property Suffuses Life.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). Freedom of Religion in Australia: An Introductory Outline. Amity Law Review, 13, 1-15.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). National Security and the Free Exercise Guarantee of Section 116: Time for a Judicial Interpretive Update. Federal Law Review, 45(3), 351-381.
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    2017 Babie, P. (2017). "Politics!"? Of Course! A reflection on Washington v. Trump. Emory Law Journal (Online), 67, 2001-2020.
    2017 Babie, P. T. (2017). Private Property is War. Athanor, 201-216.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). A never-ending story: Torrens Title in South Australian and the 2015-2016 Amendments to the Real Property Act 1886 (SA). Property Law Review, 6(3), 219-223.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). Completing the painting: Legislative innovation and the "Australianness" of Australian real property law. Property Law Review, 6(3), 157-178.
    2017 Babie, P., Orth, J., & Weng, C. (2017). The Honoré-Waldron Thesis: A Comparison of the Blend of Ideal-Typic Categories of Property in American, Chinese and Australian Land Law. Tulane Law Review, 91(4), 739-788.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). Reflections on Private Property as Ego and War. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 30(4), 563-591.
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    2017 Babie, P. T. (2017). Private Property and the Climate Future of Negligence. Expert Guide: Australasia, 26-29.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). Review Essay: Private Property Suffuses Life. Sydney Law Review, 39, 135-146.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). A new narrative: native Hawaiian law. University of Hawaii Law Review, 39, 233-262.
    2017 Bennetts, H., Soebarto, V., Oakley, S., & Babie, P. (2017). Feeling safe and comfortable in the urban environment. Journal of Urbanism, 10(4), 401-421.
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    2017 Babie, P. T., & Lawson, M. (2017). The Law of Marriage Equality in Australia - The Shortest Distance Between Two Points?. InterfaceTheology, 3/1.
    2017 Babie, P. (2017). Climate change is eco-slavery: a climate future of Australian property law. Monash University Law Review, 43(1), 35-75.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). South Australia: Is Native Title a Defence to a Mortgagee's Right to Possession?. Property Law Review, 5, 195-197.
    2016 Babie, P. T. (2016). Magna Carta and the Forest Charter: Two Stories of Property - What Will You Be Doing in 2017?. North Carolina Law Review, 94.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Property, negligence, and the intergenerational inequity of climate change. Alternative Law Journal, 41(3), 179-182.
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    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Regulation and private property: the cautionary tale of Ukraine. Property Law Review, 6(2), 100-116.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). South Australia: the meaning of "Residential Tenancy Agreement" in South Australia: Schaffer v USCA. Property Law Review, 6(2), 144-148.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Anthropogenic climate change: the choice we must make and how religion can help. St Mark's Review, 236, 37-64.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). The Crown and possessory title of Torrens land in South Australia. Property Law Review, 6(1), 46-58.
    2016 Babie, P., & Krieg, L. (2016). Tavitian v City of Playford. Australian Property Law Journal, 25, 111-114.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Is native title a defence to a mortgagee’s right to possession. Property Law Review, 5, 195-197.
    2016 Babie, P. T. (2016). Review Essay: Property, Predation, and Protection. East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, ISSN 2292-7956 Volume III, (2).
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Three tales of property, or one?. Griffith Law Review, 25(4), 600-616.
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    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Ukraine's transition from Soviet to Post-Soviet law: property as a lesson in failed regulation. East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 3(1), 3-38.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Magna Carta and the Forest Charter: two stories of property. North Carolina Law Review, 94(5), 1432-1474.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Inference of an express trust on grounds of commercial necessity: Clarification by High Court. Property Law Review, 5(2), 135-139.
    2015 Babie, P. (2015). Religion and constitutionalism: oscillations along a continuum. Journal of Religious History, 39(1), 123-146.
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    2015 Babie, P. (2015). Caveats and competing equitable mortgages: Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Psevdos. Property Law Review, 5(1), 74-76.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Book Review: Law, Religion, Constitution: Freedom of Religion, Equal Treatment, and the Law Edited by W Cole Durham Jr, Silvio Ferrari, Cristiana Cianitto and Donlu Thayer. Adelaide Law Review, 36(1).
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Book Review: Freedom of Conscience and Religion by Richard Moon. Adelaide Law Review, 36(1).
    2014 Babie, P. T. (2014). The durability of title: an appraisal of recent developments in Australian real property law. Property Law Review, 4, 22-30.
    2014 Babie, P. (2014). Vendors' statements, the right to cool off and remedies: Le Cornu and Kurda v Place on Brougham Pty Ltd. Property Law Review, 4, 143-145.
    2013 Babie, P. (2013). Private property in post-secular law: an introductory foray. University of Queensland Law Journal, 32(2), 237-251.
    2013 Babie, P. (2013). Sovereignty as governance: an organising theme for Australian property law. The University of New South Wales Law Journal, 36(3), 1075-1108.
    2013 Babie, P. (2013). Legal Protection of Religious Freedom in Australia [Book review]. Griffith Law Review, 21(3), 805-808.
    2013 Babie, P. (2013). Jocelyn Maclure and Charles Taylor (Trans. Jane Marie Todd) 'Secularism and Freedom of Conscience' Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: Harvard University Press, 2011. 142 pp.. Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 28(2), 282-283.
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    2013 Babie, P. (2013). The spatial: A forgotten dimension of property. San Diego Law Review, 50(2), 323-382.
    2012 Babie, P. (2012). The Australian Legal Academy and the concept of private property. Interface, 15(1 and 2), 41-58.
    2012 Babie, P. (2012). Theology, law, and the Australian legal academy. Religion and Education, 39(2), 172-188.
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    2012 Babie, P., & Mylius, B. (2012). The future of religious freedom in Australian schools. International Journal of Education Reform, 21(3), 173-191.
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    2012 Babie, P. (2012). How property law shapes our landscapes. Monash University Law Review, 38(2), 1-24.
    2011 Babie, P. (2011). The promise of restorative justice: New approaches for criminal justice and beyond. Tokiwa International Victimology Institute Journal, 5(2), 72-74.
    2011 Babie, P. (2011). Synthesis or Separation? Church, State and Marriage in Byzantine Law. Journal of Law and Religion, 26(2), 585-594.
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    2011 Babie, P. (2011). Choices that Matter: Three Propositions on the Individual, Private Property, and Anthropogenic Climate Change. Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, 22, 323-356.
    2011 Babie, P. (2011). Religion and Australian socio-legal interaction: A preliminary account of the need for empirical research. The University of New South Wales Law Journal, 34(1), 255-279.
    2010 Babie, P. (2010). Climate change: Government, private property, and individual action. Sustainable Development Law & Policy, 11(2), 19-21.
    2010 Babie, P. T. (2010). Climate Change: Is Private Property the Solution or the Source of the Problem?.
    2010 Babie, P. (2010). Introduction to the special issue: 125 years of legal education in South Australia. Adelaide Law Review, 107-110.
    2010 Babie, P. (2010). Private Property: The Solution or the Source of the Problem?. Amsterdam Law Forum, 2(2), 1-5.
    2010 Babie, P. (2010). Idea, Sovereignty, Eco-colonialism and the Future: Four reflections on private property and climate change. Griffith Law Review, 19(3), 527-565.
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    2010 Babie, P., & Rochow, N. (2010). Feels like déjà vu: an Australian Bill of Rights and religious freedom. Brigham Young University Law Review, 2010(3), 821-857.
    2009 Babie, P. (2009). Christianity and law: an introduction. Adelaide Law Review, 30, 175-184.
    2009 Babie, P. (2009). The study of law and religion in Australia : it matters. Adelaide Law Review, 30, 7-10.
    2009 Babie, P. (2009). 'God is love': The literography of Leonid Denysenko. Australasian Catholic Record, 86(1), 18-24.
    2009 Babie, P. T. (2009). Looking East to the Concept of Property — A Review Essay of Witte and Alexander, Christianity and Law: An Introduction.
    2008 Babie, P. (2008). Bioethics : when the challenges of life become too difficult. Australian Theological Book Reviewer, Online, 1-3.
    2007 Babie, P. (2007). Theology and Law : Partners or Protagonists? Christine Parker & Gordon Preece (eds). ATF Press pb 125 pp 2005. Australian Theological Book Reviewer.
    2007 Babie, P. (2007). Ukrainian Catholics in Australia: Past, Present and Future. Australian Catholic Historical Society. Journal, 28, 33-52.
    2007 Babie, P. (2007). Two voices of the morality of private property. Journal of Law and Religion, 23(1), 271-308.
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    2007 Babie, P. (2007). Breaking the silence: Law, theology and religion in Australia. Melbourne University Law Review, 31(1), 296-314.
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    2006 Babie, P. (2006). The Ukrainian Catholic Church and moral theology: The pastoral writings of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptyts'kyi on private property. Australian Ejournal of Theology, Feb 2006(6), www1-www36.
    2006 Oliphant, R., & Babie, P. (2006). Can the gospel of Luke speak to a contemporary understanding of private property? The parable of the rich fool. Colloquium, 38(1), 3-26.
    2005 Babie, P. (2005). The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Australia and the Filioque - A return to eastern Christian tradition. Compass, 39, 17-23.
    2004 Babie, P., Russo, C., & Dickinson, G. (2004). Supervision of students: An exploratory comparative analysis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Law & Education, 9(1), 41-70.
    2004 Babie, P. (2004). Australia's Ukranian Catholics, Canon Law, and the Eparchial Statutes. Australasian Catholic Record, 81(1), 32-48.
    2004 Babie, P. (2004). Private property and the Gospel of Luke. Australian Ejournal of Theology, Aug(3), www 1-www 24.
    2003 Babie, P. (2003). Embracing the other: ecclesiology, canon law and Ukrainian Catholics in Australia. Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, 17(1-2), 159-184.
    2002 Babie, P. (2002). Private property, the environment and Christianity. Pacifica, 15(3), 307-323.
    1995 Babie, P. T. (1995). James Smith Indian Band v Saskatchewan: Is Native Title Capable of Supporting a Torrens Caveat?. Melbourne University Law Review, 20, 588-599.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2020 Neudorf, L., Babie, P., Arora, V., & Tomer, A. (Eds.) (2020). Comparative Reflections on the Constitutional Models of India and Australia. Bloomsbury.
    2020 Neudorf, L., Babie, P., Arora, V., & Tomer, A. (Eds.) (2020). Comparative Reflections on the Constitutional Models of India and Australia. Bloomsbury.
    2020 Babie, P., & Sarre, R. (Eds.) (2020). Religion matters: the contemporary relevance of religion. Singapore: Springer Nature.
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    2020 Babie, P., & Sarre, R. (Eds.) (2020). Religion matters: the contemporary relevance of religion. Singapore: Springer Nature.
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    2020 Babie, P., Rochow, N. G., & Scharffs, B. G. (Eds.) (2020). Freedom of Religion or Belief Creating the Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms. Cheltenham, Glos; United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2020 Babie, P., Rochow, N. G., & Scharffs, B. G. (Eds.) (2020). Freedom of Religion or Belief Creating the Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms. Cheltenham, Glos; United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2019 Babie, P., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (Eds.) (2019). Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property A Translation and Global Exploration. Gateway East, Singapore: Springer.
    2019 Babie, P., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (Eds.) (2019). Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property A Translation and Global Exploration. Gateway East, Singapore: Springer.
    2019 Babie, P., Neoh, J., Krumrey-Quinn, J., & Tsang, C. (2019). Religion and Law in Australia (2 ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
    2018 Babie, P., & Savic, V. -I. (Eds.) (2018). Law, religion and love : seeking ecumenical justice for the other. Routledge.
    2018 Babie, P., & Savic, V. -I. (Eds.) (2018). Law, religion and love : seeking ecumenical justice for the other. Routledge.
    2018 Babie, P., & Trainor, M. (2018). Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice Owning and Consuming. New York, USA: Routledge.
    2018 Babie, P., Neoh, J., Krumrey-Quinn, J., & Tsang, C. (2018). Australia (2 ed.). Online: Wolters Kluwer.
    2016 Stephens, D., & Babie, P. (Eds.) (2016). Imagining law: Essays in conversation with Judith Gardam. Adelaide: Adelaide University Press.
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    2015 Babie, P., Neoh, J., Krumrey-Quinn, J., & Tsang, C. (2015). Religion and Law in Australia (1 ed.). Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
    2014 Babie, P., & Leadbeter, P. (Eds.) (2014). Law as change: engaging with the life and scholarship of Adrian Bradbrook. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
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    2014 Babie, P., & Leadbeter, P. (Eds.) (2014). Law as change: engaging with the life and scholarship of Adrian Bradbrook. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
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    2012 Babie, P., Edgar, B., & Wilson, D. (Eds.) (2012). Public theology in law and life. Australia: ATF Press.
    2012 Babie, P., & Rochow, N. (Eds.) (2012). Freedom of religion under bills of rights. Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
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    2012 Babie, P., & Rochow, N. (Eds.) (2012). Freedom of religion under bills of rights. Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
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    1997 Babie, P. T. (1997). The implementation and operation of transferable water entitlement systems in Victoria and Alberta. Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Babie, P. (2021). Native Title Law. In ThomsonReuters Australia (Ed.), The Laws of Australia.
    2021 Babie, P. (2021). Constitutional Law. In ThomsonReuters Australia (Ed.), The Laws of Australia.
    2021 Babie, P., Rochow, N., & Scharffs, B. G. (2021). Making Space. In P. Babie, N. Rochow, & B. G. Scharffs (Eds.), Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms.
    2021 Babie, P., Rochow, N., & Scharffs, B. G. (2021). Making Space. In P. Babie, N. Rochow, & B. G. Scharffs (Eds.), Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms.
    2020 Babie, P. T., & Sarre, R. (2020). Why religion matters, or, does it matter?. In P. Babie, & R. Sarre (Eds.), Religion matters: the contemporary relevance of religion (pp. 1-7). Singapore: Springer Nature.
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    2020 Babie, P. T. (2020). Law, religion, and theology: a relationship that matters. In P. Babie, & R. Sarre (Eds.), Religion matters: the contemporary relevance of religion (pp. 231-243). Singapore: Springer Nature.
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    2020 Babie, P. T. (2020). Law, religion, and theology: a relationship that matters. In P. Babie, & R. Sarre (Eds.), Religion matters: the contemporary relevance of religion (pp. 231-243). Singapore: Springer Nature.
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    2020 Babie, P. T. (2020). A tale of two creations – property and the corporation. In P. Babie, L. Neudorf, A. Tomer, & V. Arora (Eds.), Comparative Reflections on the Constitutional Models of India and Australia. Bloomsbury.
    2020 Babie, P. T. (2020). A tale of two creations – property and the corporation. In P. Babie, L. Neudorf, A. Tomer, & V. Arora (Eds.), Comparative Reflections on the Constitutional Models of India and Australia. Bloomsbury.
    2019 Babie, P. (2019). Torrens System - Indefeasibility and Priorities. In ThomsonReuters Australia (Ed.), The Laws of Autralia.
    2019 Babie, P. T., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (2019). Léon Duguit and the Propriété Function Sociale. In P. Babie, & J. Viven-Wilksch (Eds.), Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration (pp. 1-34). Singapore: Springer.
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    2017 Babie, P. (2017). Natural Law in the Orthodox Tradition. In P. babie (Ed.), Christianity and Natural Law An Introduction (pp. 36-57). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
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    2017 Babie, P. (2017). Natural Law in the Orthodox Tradition. In P. babie (Ed.), Christianity and Natural Law An Introduction (pp. 36-57). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
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    2017 Aroney, N., Harrison, J., & Babie, P. (2017). Religious Freedom under the Victorian Charter of Rights. In M. Groves, & C. Campbell (Eds.), Australian Charters of Rights A Decade On (pp. 120-125). Australia: Federation Press.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). Property, choice and obligation: The Australian law of leases and licences. In H. Esmaeili, & B. Grigg (Eds.), The Boundaries of Australian Property Law (pp. 180-210). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
    2016 Babie, P. (2016). The power of subsidiary interests in land to shape our world: the Australian law of easements. In H. Esmaeili, & B. Grigg (Eds.), The Boundaries of Australian Property Law (pp. 211-236). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
    2016 Babie, P. T., & Krieg, L. (2016). Civil and Political Rights. In G. Dal Pont (Ed.), Halsbury's Laws of Australia (pp. 148002-149155). LexisNexis.
    2016 Stephens, D., & Babie, P. (2016). Introduction: seeing further over the horizon - A world of limitless possibilities. In P. Babie, & D. Stephens (Eds.), Imagining Law: Essays in Conversation with Judith Gardam (pp. 1-10). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
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    2016 Babie, P. T. (2016). Australian External Territories.
    2016 Babie, P. T. (2016). Australia. In G. Robbers, & W. Durham (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Vol. 5, pp. 3-18). Brill Online.
    2015 Babie, P., Neoh, J., Krumrey-Quinn, J., & Tsang, C. (2015). International Encyclopedia of Laws – Religion (Australia), Supplement 14. Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
    2015 Babie, P. (2015). The place of religion in Australian sociological interaction. In T. Stanley (Ed.), Religion after Secularization in Australia (pp. 91-117). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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    2015 Babie, P. (2015). Property as monument and memorial. In J. de Ville (Ed.), Memory and meaning: Lourens du Plessis and the haunting of justice (pp. 3-24). Durban, South Africa: LexisNexis.
    2015 Babie, P. (2015). General Introduction. In P. Babie, J. Krumrey-Quinn, J. Neoh, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Enyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. (2015). General Introduction. In P. Babie, J. Krumrey-Quinn, J. Neoh, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Enyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part I. Legal Framework and Sources. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part I. Legal Framework and Sources. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part II. Religious Freedom in General. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part II. Religious Freedom in General. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T., Neoh, J., & Krumrey-Quinn, J. (2015). Part VII. Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T., Neoh, J., & Krumrey-Quinn, J. (2015). Part VII. Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law. In P. Babie, J. Neoh, J. Krumrey-Quinn, & C. Tsang (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws.
    2015 Babie, P. T. (2015). Religion (Title 365, Update Service 409). In N. Nawab (Ed.), Halsbury's Laws of Australia (pp. 690,001-680,470).
    2014 Babie, P., & Krumrey-Quinn, J. (2014). The protection of religious freedom in Australia: a comparative assessment of autonomy and symbols. In L. Lazarus, C. McCrudden, & N. Bowles (Eds.), Reasoning Rights: Comparative Judicial Engagement (1 ed., pp. 259-278). United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.
    2014 Babie, P., & Mylius, B. (2014). The constitution, religious education, and the future of religious freedom in Australian schools. In C. Russo (Ed.), International Perspectives on Education, Religion and Law (pp. 97-110). United States: Taylor & Francis.
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    2014 Babie, P. (2014). The Wiley Quadruped Meets a Saucy Intruder: How Life and Law Intersect. In P. Babie, & P. Leadbeter (Eds.), Law as Change: Engaging with the Life and Scholarship of Adrian Bradbrook (1 ed., pp. 1-21). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
    2014 Babie, P., & Mylius, B. (2014). The constitution, religious education, and the future of religious freedom in australian schools. In International Perspectives on Education, Religion and Law (pp. 97-110). Routledge.
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    2013 Babie, P. (2013). Australia. In J. Dingemans, C. Yeginsu, T. Cross, & H. Masood (Eds.), The protections for religious rights: law and practice (1 ed., pp. 140-159). United States: Oxford University Press.
    2013 Babie, P. (2013). Foreword. In Medical Malpractice, Mistakes and Mishaps: Essays on Medical Litigation, the Mandatory Reporting of Health Professionals and the Limits of Law (Vol. 58, 1 ed., pp. i-v). United Kingdom: Edwin Mellen Press.
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    2013 Krieg, L., & Babie, P. (2013). The space for religion in Australian society: An assessment of the impact of Australian anti-discrimination kegislation on religious freedom. In H. Regan (Ed.), Child Sexual Abuse, Society and the Future of the Church (1 ed., pp. 83-115). Australia: ATF Press.
    2013 Babie, P., & Mylius, B. (2013). Religious education in Australia. In D. Davis, & E. Miroshnikova (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of religious education (1 ed., pp. 23-31). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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    2012 Babie, P., & Rochow, N. (2012). Protecting religious freedom under bills of rights: Australia as microcosm. In P. Babie, & N. Rochow (Eds.), Freedom of Religion under Bills of Rights (1 ed., pp. 1-11). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
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    2012 Edgar, B., Babie, P., & Wilson, D. (2012). Introduction: Public theology today. In Public theology in law and life (Vol. 15, pp. vii-xi). Interface, PO Box 504, Hindmarsh SA 5007: Australian Theological Forum.
    2011 Babie, P. (2011). Why should I do this? Private property, climate change and Christian sacrifice. In N. Hosen, & R. Mohr (Eds.), Law and religion in public life: the contemporary debate (1 ed., pp. 165-193). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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    2011 Babie, P. (2011). How we control the environment and others. In Peter Burdon (Ed.), Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (1 ed., pp. 279-292). Australia: Wakefield Press.
    2011 Babie, P., & Brindal, M. (2011). Australian Water Law: Property, The Constitution and an Anticommons Tragedy. In N. Habel, & P. Trudinger (Eds.), Water: A Matter of Life and Death (Vol. 14, pp. 19-34). Interface, PO Box 504, Hindmarsh SA 5007: Australian Theological Forum.
    2010 Babie, P. (2010). Afterword - The Surgical Litigation Crisis: Medical Practice and Legal Reform. In The Surgical Litigation Crisis: Medical Practice and Legal Reform (pp. 83-88). United Kingdom: Edwin Mellen Press.
    2010 Babie, P. (2010). Climate change and the concept of private property. In Rosemary Lyster (Ed.), In the Wilds of Climate Law (1 ed., pp. 7-36). Australia: Australian Academic Press Pty Ltd.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2015 Soebarto, V., Bennetts, H., Oakley, S., & Babie, P. (2015). Investigation of the relationship between CPTED principles and people's feeling of safety: a pilot study in the City of Adelaide. In Safe Cities Conference 2015 Book of Proceedings (pp. 42-59). Melbourne: Association for Sustainability in Business.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2002 Babie, P. T. (2002). Crown Land in Australia. (PhD Thesis, University of Oxford).
    1995 Babie, P. T. (1995). The Implementation and Operation of a Transferable Water Entitlement System in Alberta: Applying the Victorian Experience to a Similar Socio-legal Setting. (Master's Thesis, The University of Melbourne).
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2016 Aroney, N., Harrison, J., & Babie, P. T. (2016). Religious Freedom Under the Victorian Charter of Rights.

Grants

  • University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions and Adelaide Law School, Combined Cat 1 and Momentum Fund Grants 2013-2015, $20,000 for 'Psychology of Property' Pilot and ARC DP Projects
  • University of Adelaide, Interdisciplinary Research Fund 2013-2014, $20,000 for ‘Crime Prevention through Environmental Design in South Australia (Veronica Soebarto, Paul Babie, Jennifer Bonham and Susan Oakley)
  • University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions and Adelaide Law School, Overseas Conference Scheme Grant 2010, $4,750 to present ‘Current Developments in Australian Real Property Law’, American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estates Annual Symposium 2010, Philadelphia, USA, 8 May 2010 (invited); ‘Can Climate Change Alter Private Property?’, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Property and Natural Resources Law Institute, Norway, Natural Resources and Property Workshop, 5 May 2010 (invited); and ‘Three Reflections on Climate Change and Private Property: ‘Idea’, ‘Sovereignty’, and ‘Eco-colonialism’’, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Norway, Faculty Seminar, 4 May 2010
  • University of Adelaide, Law School, Small Research Grant 2008, $2,500 to hold Law and Religion Roundtable Workshop to be published in the Adelaide Law Review 
  • University of Adelaide, Faculty of Professions, Matching Seed Funding Grant 2007, $4,500 seed funding to match Law School Small Research Grants for the purposes of establishing and making an ARC Grant Application in relation to the Faulty of Professions Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion
  • University of Adelaide, Law School, Small Research Grant 2007, $2,500 seed funding ($1000 grant and 40 hours of research assistance) for the purposes of making an Australian Research Council Grant application to establish the University of Adelaide, Faculty of Professions Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion 
  • University of Adelaide, Law School, Small Research Grant 2007, $1,550 seed funding for the purposes of making an Australian Research Council Grant application to establish the University of Adelaide, Faculty of Professions Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion 
  • University of Adelaide, Law School, Small Research Grant 2007, $2000 for 'Choices of Faith: how private property and the Abrahamic religions can work together for the good of the environment' 
  • University of Adelaide, Law School, Small Research Grant 2006, $2000 for 'Choices of Faith: how private property and the Abrahamic religions can work together for the good of the environment' 
  • University of Adelaide, Law School, Small URG Grant 2000, $2000 for 'Homelessness in Darwin' 
  • University of Adelaide, Law School, Small URG Grant 1999, $2000 for 'Homelessness in Darwin'

Teaching Interests

  • Property Law (LLB/MCL)
  • Property Theory (LLB/MCL)
  • Law and Religion (LLB/MCL)
  • Roman Law (LLB/MCL)
  • Adelaide Law Review (LLB)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CODE OF PARTICULAR CANONS OF THE SYR MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH: AN EXAMINATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS CONCERNING COLLABORATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Fr Stephen Kulathumkarott
    2020 Principal Supervisor Counter Terrorism, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Threats to Public Safety, Criminality Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Fraser Butters Waldron
    2020 Principal Supervisor Jurisprudence as a Guide for Occupiers' Standards of Care for Reasonably Foreseeable Security Incidents Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Dan Maxim Levinson
    2020 Principal Supervisor BUILDING BRIDGES- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND RELIGION Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mary Manickam
    2018 Principal Supervisor Freedom of Religion or Belief and The Creation of Constitutional Space for Fundamental Rights: Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Prof Neville Grant Rochow
    2018 Principal Supervisor Investing in 'Home': Theorising the State's Role in Distributing 'Home' Ownership. Is there a Just Distribution of 'Home' in Australia, and whose Responsibility is this? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Samuel Paul Tyrer
    2018 Principal Supervisor How Law Can be Used to Shape Urban Environments That Both Feel Safe and are Safe from Weaponised Vehicles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Andrew John Raymond Hawking
    2017 Principal Supervisor Opinion as Law: University Compliance with Ideo-Political Education Policy Regarding Pedagogy in Chinese Universities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Michael Shaun Patrick Hooper
    2014 Co-Supervisor Environmental Law: Ocean/Climate Science Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Claire Marie Williams
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Towards a New Law School Curriculum in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joshua Krook
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Posthuman Legal Subjectivity in the Anthropocene: Introducing the Cosmic Person Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Rev Jana Norman
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Demystifying Critical Legal Studies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time James Gilchrist Stewart
    2015 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Pathways for Conscience Protection in Law: German, American and Australian Perspectives Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Patrick Thomas Quirk
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Legal Professional Privilege: The influence of Jeremy Bentham and John Henry Wigmore on the judicial pronouncement of Lord Taylor of Gosforth in R v Derby Magistrates’ Court; ex parte B. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Olivia Cheryl Grosser-Ljubanovic
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor From Right to Light: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Universal Access to Modern Energy Services Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Manuel Peter Samonte Solis
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Doping in Sport: An interdisciplinary study of its management and prevention Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aaron Hermann
    2009 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and Earth Community Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Peter Burdon
    2003 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Global Warming and Climate Change: The Legal, Public and Ecological Health Consequences Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Joseph Smith
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135521
  • Email: paul.babie@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4344
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 3
  • Room: 3 05
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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