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Professor Paul Babie

Telephone +61 8 8313 5521
Position Professor
Email paul.babie@adelaide.edu.au
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Biography/ Background

Professor of Law (Personal Chair of Law)

Adelaide Law School 

Paul Babie holds a Personal Chair of Law in the Adelaide Law School of The University of Adelaide (The Australian academic rank of Professor (Personal Chair) is equivalent to the North American rank of Endowed Named Professorship/Chair (tenured)).

He is currently Associate Dean of Law (Research) of the Adelaide Law School, Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of the Professions, and Director of the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR) (which he founded in 2007).

He holds a BA in sociology from the University of Calgary, a BThSt from Flinders University, a LLB from the University of Alberta, a LLM from the University of Melbourne, and a DPhil in law from the University of Oxford.  He is a Barrister and Solicitor (inactive) of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta (Canada), and an Associate Member of the Law Society of South Australia.

His primary research interests include critical theory; private law theory; property theory; and, liberation theology and religious legal systems.  He has published and spoken extensively in these fields.  He teaches property law, property theory, law and religion, and Roman law.

Appointments

Professor of Law (Personal Chair of Law), Adelaide Law School, Australia (2015-present)

Associate Professor and Reader in Law, Adelaide Law School, Australia (2012-2014)

Senior Lecturer in Law, Adelaide Law School, Australia (2008-2011)

Lecturer in Law, Adelaide Law School, Australia (1999-2007)

Lecturer in Law, Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK (1999)

Lecturer in Law, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK (1996-1999)

Lecturer in Law, Melbourne Law School, Australia (1995)

Visiting Fellow in Law, Melbourne Law School, Australia (1994)

Associate, Howard, Mackie (now BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)), Canada (1993-1994)

Student-at-Law, Howard, Mackie (now BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)), Canada (1992-1993)

University Service

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of the Professions, The University of Adelaide (2011-present)

Associate Dean of Law (Research), Adelaide Law School (2007-2011, 2012-present)

Director and Founder, The University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR) (2007-present)

Memberships

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) 1999-present

Research Awards

Executive Dean of The University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions Award for Excellence in Research (2015)

Executive Dean of The University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions Commendation for Excellence in Research (2014)

Teaching Awards

Executive Dean of The University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2011)

Adelaide Law School Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2007)

Qualifications

DPhil (Oxford, 2002)

LLM (Melbourne, 1995)

LLB (Alberta, 1992)

BThSt (Flinders, 2006)

BA (Calgary, 1989)

Barrister and Solicitor (inactive), Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, Canada

Associate Member, Law Society of South Australia

Teaching Interests

Property Law (LLB/MCL)

Property Theory (LLB/MCL)

Law and Religion (LLB/MCL)

Roman Law (LLB/MCL)

Adelaide Law Review (LLB)

Research Interests

Critical Theory and Marxist Theory

Private Law Theory

Property Theory

Liberation Theology and Religious Legal Systems

Publications

My scholarly research can be found at my Google Scholar CitationsSSRN, ResearchGate, and academia.edu pages

Editorial Boards

Journal of Law and Religion, International Advisory Board Member, 2015-present; Commissioned Book Reviewer, 2010-2014

Routledge Research Series in Law and Religion, Editorial Board, 2014-present

Property Law Review, Editorial Board, 2014-present

International Perspectives in Victimology, Editorial Board, 2010-present

Adelaide Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2008-2015

Ethics: Critical and Contemporary Perspectives (Australia), Editorial Board, 2012-2015

Interface: A Forum for Theology in the World, Chair, Editorial Board, 2011-2015

Books

with Michael Trainor, Owning and Consuming: Neo-liberalism and the Biblical Voice (Routledge, 2016 forthcoming)

Climate Change, Private Property, and Religion (UBC Press, 2016 fothcoming)

with Dale Stephens (eds), Essays in Conversation with Judith Gardam (The University of Adelaide Press, 2016 forthcoming)

with Joshua Neoh, James Krumrey-Quinn, and Chong Tsang, Religion and Law in Australia (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2015)

with Joshua Neoh, James Krumrey-Quinn, and Chong Tsang, International Encyclopedia of Laws – Religion (Australia), Supplement 14 (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2015)

with Paul Leadbeter (eds), Law as Change: Engaging with the Life and Scholarship of Adrian Bradbrook (The University of Adelaide Press, 2014)

with Neville Rochow (eds), Freedom of Religion Under Bills of Rights (Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, 2012)

with Neil Gillespie, Chris Charles, Dymphna Eszenyi, Robert Foster, and Elizabeth Grant (eds), Reflections: 40 years on from the 1967 Referendum (Adelaide: Kerryne Liddle (Oneforwords), 2007)

Crown Land in Australia (DPhil Thesis, Oxford University, 2002)

The Implementation and Operation of Transferable Water Entitlement Systems in Victoria and Alberta (Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Natural Resources and Environment Victoria, 1997)

The Implementation and Operation of a Transferable Water Entitlement System in Alberta: Applying the Victorian Experience to a Similar Socio-legal Setting (LLM Thesis, University of Melbourne, 1995)

Chapters in Books

‘Property as Monument and Memory’ in Jacques de Ville (ed), Meaning and Memory: Essays in Honour of Lourens du Plessis (LexisNexis South Africa, 2015 forthcoming)

‘Religion’, Title 365, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia (LexisNexis Australia, Service Update XXX, 2015 forthcoming)

‘The Place of Religion in Australian Socio-Legal Interaction’ in Tim Stanley (ed), Political Religion in Secular Australia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 forthcoming)

‘The Protection of Religious Freedom in Australia's Offshore Islands’ in W Cole Durham, Jr, and Gerhard Robbers (eds), Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Brill Publishers, 2015 forthcoming)

‘The Protection of Religious Freedom in Australia’ in W Cole Durham, Jr, and Gerhard Robbers (eds), Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Brill Publishers, 2015 forthcoming)

‘The Wily Quadruped Meets a Saucy Intruder: Adrian Bradbrook and the Intersection of Life and Law’ in Paul Babie and Paul Leadbeter (eds), Law as Change: Engaging with the Life and Scholarship of Adrian Bradbrook (The University of Adelaide Press, 2014) 1-21

with Ben Mylius, ‘The Constitution, Religious Education, and the Future of Religious Freedom in Australian Schools’ in Charles J Russo (ed), The Law on Religion and Education: International Perspectives (Routledge, 2014) 97-110

with James Krumrey-Quinn, ‘Religious Symbols and Autonomy in Australia’ in Christopher McCrudden and Liora Lazarus (eds), Reasoning Rights: Comparative Judicial Engagement (Hart Publishing, 2014) 259-278

‘Comparative Perspectives: Australia’ in Sir James Dingemans, Tom Cross, Hafsah Masood, and Can Yeginsu (eds), The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2013) 140-159

with Laira Krieg, ‘The Space for Religion in Australian Society: An Assessment of the Impact of Australian Anti-Discrimination Legislation on Religious Freedom’ in Hilary Regan (ed), Child Sexual Abuse, Society and the Future of the Church (ATF Press, 2013) 83-115

‘Foreword’ in Joseph W Smith and Guy Maddern, The Surgical Litigation Crisis: Medical Practice and Legal Reform (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013) i-v

with Ben Mylius, ‘Religious Education in Australian Schools’ in Derek Davis and Elena Miroshnikova (eds), The Routledge International Handbook of Religious Education (New York and London: Routledge, 2013) 23-31

‘The Australian Legal Academy and the Concept of Private Property’ in Brian Edgar, Paul Babie and David Wilson (eds), Public Theology in Law and Life (ATF Press, 2012) 41-58

with Brian Edgar and David Wilson, ‘Public Theology Today’ in Brian Edgar, Paul Babie and David Wilson (eds), Public Theology in Law and Life (ATF Press, 2012) vii-xi

with Neville Rochow, 'Religious Freedom and Bills of Rights: Australia as Microcosm' in Paul Babie and Neville Rochow (eds), Freedom of Religion Under Bills of Rights (Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, 2012) 1-11

'Why should I do this? Private property, climate change and Christian sacrifice' in Nadirsyah Hosen and Richard Mohr (eds), Law and Religion in Public Life: The Contemporary Debate (New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2011) 165-194

with Mark Brindall, 'Australian Water Law: Property, the Constitution and an Anticommons Tragedy' in Norman Habel and Peter Trudinger (eds), Water, a Matter of Life and Death (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2011) 19-34

'How We Control the Environment and Others, or, the 'Idea' of Private Property in Climate Change and What Religion Can Offer' in Peter Burdon (ed), Wild Law: An Earth Jurisprudence Reader (Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2011) 279-292

'Afterword' in Joseph W Smith and Guy Maddern, The Surgical Litigation Crisis: Medical Practice and Legal Reform (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010) 83-88

'Climate Change and the Concept of Private Property' in Rosemary Lyster (ed), In the Wilds of Climate Law (Brisbane, Australia: Australian Academic Press, 2010) 7-36

Articles

‘Review of W. Cole Durham, Jr, Donlu Thayer, Silvio Ferrari and Cristiana Cianitto (eds), Law, Religion, Constitution: Freedom of Religion, Equal Treatment, and the Law (Ashgate, 2013)’ (2015) 36 Adelaide Law Review in press

‘Review of Richard Moon, Freedom of Conscience and Religion (Irwin Law, 2014)’ (2015) 36 Adelaide Law Review in press

‘Religion and Constitutionalism: Oscillations along a Continuum’ (2015) 39 Journal of Religious History 123-146, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9809.12225/pdf

‘Vendor’s Statements, The Right to Cool-Off and Remedies: Le Cornu & Kurda v Place on Brougham Pty Ltd’ (2014) 4 Property Law Review 143-145

‘The Durability of Title: Reflections on Recent Developments in Australian Real Property Law’ (2014) 4 Property Law Review 22-30

‘Private Property in Post-Secular Law: An Introductory Foray’ (2013) 32 University of Queensland Law Journal 237-251

‘Sovereignty as Governance: An Organising Theme for Australian Property Law’ (2013) 36 University of New South Wales Law Journal 1075-1108

‘The Spatial: A Forgotten Dimension of Property’ (2013) 50 San Diego Law Review 323-382

‘Review of Jocelyn Maclure and Charles Taylor, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience (Harvard, 2011)’ (2013) 28 Canadian Journal of Law & Society 282-283

‘Review of Carolyn Evans, Legal Protection of Religious Freedom in Australia (Federation Press, 2012)’ (2012) 21 Griffith Law Review 805-808

‘How Property Law Shapes Our Landscapes’ (2012) 38 Monash University Law Review 1-24

‘Theology, Law, and the Australian Legal Academy’ (2012) 39 Religion & Education 172-188

with Ben Mylius, ‘The Future of Religious Freedom in Australian Schools’ (2012) 21 International Journal of Educational Reform 173-191

'Religion and Australian Socio-Legal Interaction: A Preliminary Account of the Need for Empirical Research' (2011) 34 University of New South Wales Law Journal 255-280

'Climate Change: Government, Private Property and Individual Action' (2011) 11 Sustainable Development Law & Policy: Climate Law Reporter 2010 19-21 and 77-78

'Expanding the Scope of Restorative Justice: Some Thoughts on Private and Public Law' (2011) 5 International Perspectives in Victimology 72-74

'Synthesis or Separation? Church, State and Marriage in Byzantine Law' (2011) 26 Journal of Law and Religion 585-594

'Choices that Matter: Three Propositions on the Individual, Private Property and Anthropogenic Climate Change' (2010) 22 Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy 223-256

'Idea, Sovereignty, Eco-colonialism, and the Future: Four Reflections on Climate Change and Private Property' (2010) 19 Griffith Law Review 527-566

'125 Years of Legal Education in South Australia' (2010) 31 Adelaide Law Review 107-110

with Neville Rochow, 'Feels Like Déjà vu: Religious Freedom under a Proposed Australian Bill of Rights’ (2010) BYU Law Review 821-857

'Private Property: The Solution or the Source of the Problem?' (2010) 2(2) Amsterdam Law Forum 17-22 http://ojs.ubvu.vu.nl/alf/article/view/124/231

'Is Private Property the Solution or Part of the Problem?' (2010) BraveNewClimate http://bravenewclimate.com/2010/02/12/climate-and-property-law/#more-2334

'The Study of Law and Religion in Australia: Why it Matters' (2009) 30 Adelaide Law Review 7-10

'Looking East to the Concept of Property: A Review Essay of Witte and Alexander, Christianity and Law: An Introduction' (2009) 30 Adelaide Law Review 175-184

''God is Love': The Literography of Leonid Denysenko' (2008) 85 Australasian Catholic Record 18-24

'Ukrainian Catholics in Australia: The Past, the Eparchial Statutes and the Future' (2007) 28 Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society 33-52

'Property and Life: The Importance of the Spatial Dimension' (Abstract), ALTA Conference: Law and Public Policy: Taming the Unruly Horse?, University of Western Australia, Faculty of Law, 23-26 September 2007

'Two Voices of the Morality of Private Property' (2007) 23 Journal of Law and Religion 101-138

'Breaking the Silence: Law, Theology and Religion in Australia' (2007) 31 Melbourne University Law Review 296-314

'Review Essay of Bioethics: When the Challenges of Life Become Too Difficult Gareth Jones. ATF Press 2007' (2007) Australian Theological Book Reviewer http://atbr.atf.org.au/atbr/images/review_bioethics.pdf

'Review Essay of Theology and Law: Partners or Protagonists? Christine Parker & Gordon Preece (eds). ATF Press 2005' (2007) Australian Theological Book Reviewer http://atbr.atf.org.au/atbr/images/review_theology_and_the_law.pdf

with Rachael Oliphant, 'Can the Gospel of Luke Speak to a Contemporary Understanding of Private Property: The Parable of the Rich Man' (2006) 38 Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review 3-26

'The Ukrainian Catholic Church and Moral Theology: The Pastoral Writings of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptyts'kyi on Private Property' (2006) 6 Australian EJournal of Theology http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/research/theology/ejournal/aejt_6/babie.htm

'Eastern Christianity, The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, and the Filioque' (2005) 39 (1) Compass: A Review of Topical Theology 17-23

'Private Property and the Gospel of Luke' (2004) 3 Australian EJournal of Theology http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/research/theology/ejournal/aejt_3/babie.htm

Paul Babie, Charles J Russo and Greg M Dickinson, 'Supervision of Students: An Exploratory Comparative Analysis' (2004) 9 Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education 41-70

'Australia's Ukrainian Catholics, Canon Law and the Eparchial Statutes' (2004) 81 Australasian Catholic Record 32-48

''Embracing the Other': Ecclesiology, Canon Law and Ukrainian Catholics in Australia' (2003) 17 Australian Slavonic and East European Studies Journal 159-184

'Private Property, the Environment and Christianity' (2002) 15 Pacifica: Australasian Theological Studies 307-323

'James Smith Indian Band v Saskatchewan: Is Native Title Capable of Supporting a Torrens Caveat?' (1995) 20 Melbourne University Law Review 588-599

'Review of the Draft Charter' (July 1995) Administrative Law Section Newsletter, Law Institute of Victoria 11-13

Public Lectures, Conference and Seminar Presentations
refereed or invited

 

with Patrick Quirk, ‘Recent US and Australian cases on religious freedom’, Australian Catholic University, Sir Thomas More Law School, Public Lecture, Sydney, Australia, 29 October 2014 (invited)

 

‘The relationship of Eastern Catholics to the Roman Church’, address to the Australian Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue, Adelaide, SA, 23 May 2014 (invited)

 

Workshop Participant, ‘Law, Faith and Secularism’, RUSSLR, Griffith Law School, and Multi Faith Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 28-29 November 2013 (invited)

 

‘Religious Freedom and Political Speech in Australia’, University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Centenary Lecture, Edmonton, Canada, 17 September 2013 (invited)

 

Roundtable Participant, ‘Ecumenism in Education’, Flinders University School of Theology, Adelaide, Australia, 20 May 2013 (invited)

 

‘The Ukrainian Experience: How do the Eastern and Roman Catholic Churches Intersect?’, 2013 ‘Food for Thought’ South Australian and Northern Territory Lutheran Church Seminar Series, Adelaide, Australia, 19 May 2013 (invited)

 

‘Property, the Environment and Monotheism’, School of Theology, Flinders University, Australia, School Graduate Studies Seminar, 2 November 2012 (invited)

 

Plenary Keynote Address, ‘Australia Indonesia Dialogue on the Relationship between State and Religion in Southeast Asia and Australia’, Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University; The Faculty of Social and Political Science, and Centre for the Study of Islam and Society, Universitas Islam Negri, Jakarta, Indonesia, 4-7 June 2012 (invited)

 

‘Law and Religion in Australia and the Need for Empirical Research’, J Reuben Clark Law Society, Asia Pacific Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1-3 June 2012 (invited)

 

‘The Ukrainian Catholic Church’, University of Adelaide Religious Centre, Adelaide, 28 May 2012 (invited)

 

‘Current Developments in Australian Real Property Law’, Plenary Panel Paper, ABA Real Property, Trust & Estates (RPTE) Annual Symposium 2012, New York, USA, 3-5 May 2012 (invited)

 

Moderator, Victorian Council of Churches, ‘Seminar on Ethnically Diverse Churches’, Welsh Church, Melbourne, Victoria, 28 February 2012 (invited)

 

‘The Interplay of Law and Religion in Post-Secular Law’, Leaders of Christian Churches SA (LoCCSA), Adelaide, Australia, 3 February 2012 (invited)

 

‘The Ukrainian Catholic Church: A Very Brief History’, Multifaith Association of South Australia, Annual General Meeting, 23 October 2011 (invited)

 

‘Byzantine Church Architecture, Liturgy and ‘Space’, Australian Academy of Liturgy Meeting, Adelaide, Australia, 15 September 2011 (invited)

 

'Freedom of Religion in Australian Public Schools', Plenary Panel, International Religious Liberty Association, South Pacific Conference, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, 22-24 August 2011 (invited)

 

'Recent Developments in Australian Real Property Law', American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estates Annual Symposium 2010, Philadelphia, USA, Plenary Panel Paper, Recent Developments in Real Property Law, 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)

 

'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 (invited)

 

'Can Climate Change Alter Private Property?', Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Canada, Faculty Seminar, 29 April 2010 (invited)

 

'Choice, Relationship, Community: The Concept of Private Property and Religion', Plenary Panel Address, 'Religion, Law and Governance in Southeast Asia Conference', Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29-31 January 2010 (invited)

 

with Peter D Burdon, 'Religion, the Environment and the Impact of Property', Presentation, World Parliament of Religions, Melbourne, 7 December 2009 (refereed)

 

'Earth Jurisprudence: The Link Between Private Property and Human Consequences', Address, Wild Law: Australia's First Conference on Earth Jurisprudence, Adelaide, 16-18 October 2009 (invited)

 

'Ecology and Monotheism', Address, Wild Law: Australia's First Conference on Earth Jurisprudence, Adelaide, 16-18 October 2009 (invited)

 

with Neville Rochow, SC, 'Feels Like Déjà vu: Religious Freedom and a Proposed National Bill of Rights for Australia', Plenary Address, 16th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, ‘Connecting Communities of Discourse: How the Judiciary, Academia, Government and International Institutions Further the Work of Religious Freedom, Brigham Young University, J Reuben Clark School of Law, International Centre for Law and Religion Studies, Provo, Utah, USA, 4-7 October 2009 (invited)

 

'A Christian Lawyer’s View of a Bill of Rights in Australia', 2009 'Food for Thought' South Australian and Northern Territory Lutheran Church Seminar Series, Adelaide, Australia, 28 June 2009 (invited)

 

'People, Culture and Religion', 2009 Climate Futures Lecture Series, University of Adelaide Research Institute for Climate change and Sustainability, 6 May 2009 (invited)

 

'Law and Religion in Australia', Dinner Address, University of Melbourne, Centre for Islamic Law and Society, Australia, 17 November 2008 (invited)

 

'The Theory of Private Property and its Interaction with Christian Theology', Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law, Australia, 2 December 2008 (invited but unable to attend)

 

'Climate Change, Regulation and a Reassessment of the Meaning of Private Property', at Intersections between global climate change law and policy: Challenging the assumption that climate change is the concern of environmental lawyers only, Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, Sydney, 7-8 August 2008 (invited)

 

'The Theory of Private Property and its Interaction with Christian Theology', Law and Religions Workshop, Legal Intersections Research Centre, Wollongong University, Australia, 4 June 2008 (invited)

 

'Responsibility for the Environment: The Implications of a Patristic Understanding of Christian Scripture for Private Property', Hermeneutics & the Authority of Scripture, Task of Theology Today VI Conference, Canberra, Australia, 23-26 November 2007

 

'Eastern Christianity, Relationship and Private Property: St John Chrysostom and the Obligations of Ownership', The Life in Christ, Orientale Lumen: Australasia and Oceania III Conference, Australian Catholic University Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 26-29 October 2007

 

'Ukrainian Catholics in Australia: Past, Present, Future', Australian Catholic Historical Society, University of New South Wales, Australia, Annual Lecture, Sydney, New South Wales, 14 October 2007 (invited)

 

'A Relationship of Love: A Christian Theory of Private Property', Global Neighbours and Faithful Citizens: Theology in the Public Domain, ANZATS/ANZSTS Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 8-12 July 2007

 

'Making the Link: Climate Change, Private Property and Christianity', joint keynote address with Australian presenter of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth at Making the link: our faith & the environment; How do we respond to the biggest challenge facing humanity? Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, 15 June 2007 (invited)

'Christianity, Metropolitan Andrei Sheptyts'kyi and Private Property in Ukraine', 2007 Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial Lecture, University of Toronto and University of Alberta Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 16 January 2007 (invited)

'A Voice for the Moral Obligations of Private Property in Contemporary Ukrainian Land: The Thought of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptyts'kyi', Contemporary Ukrainian Culture: The European and Global Context, Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia Annual Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 24-26 November 2005

Paul Babie and Rachael Oliphant, 'Can the Gospel of Luke Speak to a Contemporary Understanding of Private Property: The Parable of the Rich Man', The Peril of Christianising Jesus: faith, culture, conflict, ANZATS/ANZSTS Annual Conference, Perth, Australia, 4-8 July 2005

'The Ukrainian Catholic Church and Moral Theology: The Thought of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptyts'kyi on Private Property', accepted for presentation (not delivered), The Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, London, Ontario, Canada, 29-31 May 2005

'Embracing the Other: Ecclesiology, Canon Law and Ukrainian Catholics in Australia', Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia, Fourth International Conference, 'Ukraine and the Other', Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 7-8 February 2003

'Crown Lands in Australia', accepted for presentation (not delivered), Real Property Teachers' Conference 2001, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 15-17 February 2001

'Australian Crown Lands: A property institution', School of Law, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 24 October 2000

'Australian Crown Lands: A property institution', School of Law, University of Adelaide, Faculty Seminar, Adelaide, Australia, 23 October 2000

'Tort Liability of Construction Contractors', Timber Flooring Association of SA Inc, Adelaide, Australia, 10 May 2000

Seminar and Conference Series Convened

Society, Law and Religion Seminar Series (ongoing, 2007-present), Adelaide Law School and Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, The University of Adelaide, 2007-present, Adelaide, Australia

‘Law, Faith & The Secular: A Symposium on Law & Religion’, in conjunction with Griffith University, Faculty of Law, 28 November 2013, Brisbane, Australia

The JRCLS Asia-Pacific Law and Religion Conference, in conjunction with The J Reuben Clark Law Society, Adelaide Chapter, 7-8 June 2013, Adelaide Australia

‘Is circumcision a crime?: A critique of the legal regulation of genital cutting in Germany and Australia’, RUSSLR Workshop, 23 May 2013, Adelaide Australia

‘Roundtable Workshop on Law and Religion’, ANU College of Law with the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, 22 June 2012, Canberra, Australia

'Yves Congar and Vatican II', Catholic Institute of Sydney and ATF Press, 3-5 June 2012, Sydney, Australia

‘Freedom of Religion in Emerging Democracies/Economies: The Case of Ukraine’, Flinders University School of Theology with the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, 30 July 2010, Adelaide, Australia

‘Do Burqas Bite?: National and International Perspectives on Bans of Religious Dress’, South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law with the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, 20 July 2010, Adelaide, Australia

‘Crises and Opportunities: Past, Present and Future’, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), 18th Biennial Conference 2010 with the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, 5-8 July 2010, Adelaide, Australia

'The Judiciary, the Executive and the Rule of Law Forum', University of Adelaide Law School and the Law Society of South Australia, 17 August 2009, Adelaide, Australia

'Religion and Cultural Freedom Under an Australian Bill of Rights', University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, 13-15 August 2009, Canberra, Australia

'Law, Politics, History and Culture in Post-Independence Ukraine', Ukrainian Studies Association Conference, 19-21 February 2009, Adelaide, Australia

'The Relationship of Law and Religion/Theology/Faith in Contemporary Australia Roundtable Workshop' and Launch of the University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, 13-14 November 2008, University of Adelaide Law School, Australia

'150th Anniversary of Torrens Title: Creation, Establishment, Challenges', 20 June 2008, University of Adelaide Law School, Australia

Law 125 Prestigious Speakers Series, February to December 2008, University of Adelaide Law School, Australia

Torrens Title 150th Anniversary Symposium, 20 June 2008, University of Adelaide Law School, Australia

Task of Theology Today VI Conference, Canberra, Australia, 23-26 November 2007

'Does Law/Do Lawyers Contribute to the Social Good?', Lunchtime Seminar Series, 2002, University of Adelaide, Law School, Co-convenor with Professor Ngaire Naffine

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'

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CategoriesLaw, Crime & Justice, Religion & Theology
Expertiselaw, climate change and religion; property law and property theory, the relationship between resource use and climate change; relationship between law, religion and theology
NotesPaul Babie's primary research interests are legal theory, especially the nature of property and its role in climate change; the relationship between law and theology; and, law and religion, especially the relationship between constitutions and religious freedom. He has published over 90 books, book chapters and scholarly articles, and given over 80 public lectures and papers in both fields.

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