Professor John Page

BA(UQ), LLB(Hons)(UQ), GradCert(HigherEd)(UNE), LLM(UQ), PhD(UQ)

Dr John Page is a Professor in the School of Law and Justice, and Deputy Dean (Research).

John is a scholar of critical property theory. His research explores the diversity of common law property, and its relationship with public space, urban design, and the materiality and idea of place. His PhD was published as the monograph Property Diversity and Its Implications (Routledge, 2017). His current book project, Property and the Public Realm, (under contract with Routledge for delivery by May 2020) explores the little-studied jurisprudence of the public estate.

John is the author/co-author of some 25 journal articles and book chapters, including works published in leading journals such as the University of New South Wales Law Journal and Griffith Law Review in Australia, the Natural Resources Journal and Ecology Law Quarterly in the United States, the New Zealand Universities Law Review, and the Modern Studies in Property Law series in the UK. His co-authored article (with C Clark) ‘Of protest, the commons, and customary public rights: an ancient tale of the lawful forest’ won the 2019 Publications Award for an Outstanding Scholarly Article in the field of law and society scholarship.

Teaching and research keywords

#propertylaw, #landlaw, #propertytheory, #publiclands, #propertydiversity, #propertyinnaturalresources, #intellectualproperty

Selected publications

J Page, Property Diversity and its Implications (Routledge, 2017)

J Page, ‘Property, Values, and the Empirics of Place’ (2019) Griffith Law Review DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2019.1575327

C Clark & J Page, ‘Of protest, the commons, and customary public rights: an ancient tale of the lawful forest’ (2019) 42(1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 26 

J. Page, ‘Common Property and the Age of Aquarius’, (2010) 19(2) Griffith Law Review 172

J. Page, ‘Grazing Rights and Public Lands in New Zealand and the western United States: A Comparative Perspective’. (2009) 49(2) Natural Resources Journal 403

Professional affiliations

Editor, Journal of Law, Property and Society (JLPS), the journal of the Association of Property, Law and Society, USA

Member, International and Outreach Committee, Association of Property, Law and Society, USA

Executive board member, Law and Society Association of Australia & New Zealand (LSAANZ)

Former Editor, Southern Cross University Law Review

Member of Editorial Board for Polemos, Journal of Law, Literature, and Culture (de Gruyter, Berlin)

Member, Law Associate Deans Research Network (LADRN)

Website links

 works.bepress.com/john_page

 scu-au.academia.edu/JohnPage