The faculty's focus on Legal Theory (Jurisprudence) is led by the Julius Stone Institute which was designed to keep faith with Professor Stone’s commitment to the importance of legal theory in its broad sense, which includes philosophical reflection, sociological theory and comparative enquiry. It serves as a focus for new and imaginative work, not only at the University of Sydney, but across Australia. It serves as a vehicle for extending and deepening Australian legal culture’s engagement with legal theory and issues of social justice, and for projecting Australia’s own contributions internationally.
Current areas of academic interest are:- Jurisprudence - Political Rights- Democracy and the Rule of Law- Constitutional Theory and History- Law and Religion- Sociological Theory and Law- Comparative Law and Comparative Sociology of Law- Comparative Structure Analysis of Legal Systems- Comparative Family Studies- Law and Social Control- Legal History- Responses to Legal Obligations
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 499