Dr Augusto Zimmermann
LLB (Hon.), LLM (cum laude), PhD (Mon)

Senior Lecturer

About me

Dr Augusto Zimmermann (LLB (PUC-Rio), LLM cum laude (PUC-Rio), PhD (Monash University)) is Senior Lecturer and former Associate Dean (Research) and Director of Postgraduate Studies at the School of Law at Murdoch University.

Dr Zimmermann is also a Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia. His main areas of interest include Australian Constitutional Law, Brazilian Constitutional Law, American Constitutional Law, Brazilian Law and Society, Federal Theory, Human Rights Legislation, Law & Religion, Legal Culture, Legal History, Jurisprudence, and Rule of Law. His recent publications include Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013), Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity (Springer, 2014) and Direito Constitucional Brasileiro (Lumen Juris, 2014).

Dr Zimmermann has been awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, and also been awarded two consecutive Murdoch School of Law Dean’s Research Awards, in 2010 and 2011.

He has been included, together with only twelve other Australian academics and policy experts, in the prestigious ‘Policy Experts’ – the Heritage Foundation’s directory for locating knowledgeable authorities and leading policy institutes actively involved in a broad range of public policy issues, both in the United States and worldwide

Twice nominated for the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Dr Zimmermann is undoubtedly a favourite among students. He has received the Law Lecturer of the Year Award 2013 by Murdoch Student Law Society, in recognition for the outstanding level of teaching, ongoing service and personal contribution provided to his students.

Teaching area

Dr Zimmermann has been working at Murdoch University since 1 January 2007.  During this time his teaching duties have included the lecturing, tutoring and preparation of materials for law units as varied as Australian Legal System, Employment Relations Law, Legal Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, and Legal Theory. He is currently teaching and coordinating two core units: Legal Theory (LAW301), in Semester 1; and Constitutional Law (LAW259), in Semester 2. In June/July 2011, he both lectured and coordinated Legal Theory in the Law School’s European Program at Universita di Macerata, in Italy.

Research areas

Dr Zimmermann’s main areas of interest include Australian Constitutional Law, Brazilian Constitutional Law, American Constitutional Law, Brazilian Law and Society, Federal Theory, Human Rights Legislation, Law & Religion, Legal Culture, Legal History, Jurisprudence, and Rule of Law. He has been included, together with only twelve other Australian academics and policy experts, in the prestigious ‘Policy Experts’ – the Heritage Foundation’s directory for locating knowledgeable authorities and leading policy institutes actively involved in a broad range of public policy issues, both in the United States and worldwide.

Current projects

Dr Zimmermann is currently involved with the writing and preparation of several academic books. He is currently working on chapters for a substantial book on Legal Theory that will address all the leading themes and traditions in Western legal philosophy. He is also writing his third law book in Portuguese, this time on the subject of Brazilian Constitutional Law and Theory.

Dr Zimmermann has also been actively working on the organization of a conference on Freedom of Speech, as well as on the publication of a joint edited book that will discuss all the numerous facets and uses of the principle of subsidiarity. This will be the most comprehensive book available on the market on the subject, having an international appeal in particular because of the centrality of the principle in Catholic Social Theory and European Union Law.

Finally, Dr Zimmerman has been invited by the Rettore (President) of Universitá di Macerata, to be the special editor for a 2012 issue of Giornale di Storia Constituzionale on the subject of ‘The Commonwealth of Australia: Themes and Traditions in Australian Constitutional Law and History’.

Awards and grants

  • Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Award Nomination 2014, Murdoch University
  • Law Lecturer of the Year Award, Murdoch Student Law Society (2013)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Award Nomination 2013, Murdoch University
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, Murdoch University (2012)
  • Law Dean’s Research Award, Murdoch Law School (2011)
  • Law Dean’s Research Award, Murdoch Law School (2010)
  • Top 10 staff nominated from Murdoch University for the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year Award (2009)
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) – The Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) (2002-2006)
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) – Monash University (2002-2006)
  • Faculty International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS) – Monash University, Faculty of Law (2002-2006)

Events and speaking engagements

Dr Zimmermann has established a very solid and enviable reputation as an international legal scholar, who is held in the highest esteem in the academic community. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars both overseas (USA, Brazil, Indonesia, etc.) and in Australia.

Speaking engagements:

1. ‘Religious Vilification Laws in Australia: Philosophical Underpinnings and Constitutional Implications’, Conference on ‘Religion, Democracy, and Civil Society’, Brigham Young University, Provo/UT, October 7-10, 2012.

2. ‘Religious Vilification Laws and Free Speech’, Conference on ‘Threats to Freedom of Speech’, Murdoch School of Law, October 13, 2012.

3. ‘The Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage in Australia’, Symposium on ‘Is Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Required?’, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo/UT,  November 2, 2012.

 

Professional and community service

Dr Zimmermann has been appointed by the Governor in Council to the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia. The Law Reform Commission makes recommendations for the reform of areas of law referred to it by the Attorney-General.

Dr Zimmermann is also a collaborator to the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR), a strategic initiative of the University of Adelaide to study the relationship between society, law and religion.

Dr Zimmermann is also a Vice-President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP). The Society was founded in 1961 at the University of Sydney and it is now based at Monash University.

Dr Zimmermaman is also a Fellow at the International Academiy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family.

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Dr Zimmermann is currently supervising several PhD and LLM students as well as Advanced Legal Research students. His approach to research supervision has been very well received and it has contributed to the elaboration of some excellent research. For example, he has recently finished supervising a very successful PhD thesis that was extremely well received by the examiners.

Publications

Books

  • Zimmermann, A., (2013),Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives,Lexis Nexis Butterworth.

Chapters

  • Zimmermann, A., (2014),Subsidiarity, Democracy and Individual Liberty in Brazil,In: Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, pages 85 - 106.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2013),Rule of Law in Brazil: Legal and Extra-Legal Reasons for the Insufficient Realisation of the Rule of Law in Brazil,In: The Legal State and the Rule of Law Doctrines in Modern World / Collection of articles, Loom and Justitsinform - Moscow, pages 508 - 531.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2012),The Still Reluctant State: Western Australia and the Conceptual Foundations of Australian Federalism,In: The Future of Australian Federalism, Cambridge University Press, pages 75 - 95.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2011),Legal Culture and the Rule of Law in Latin America,In: Jurisprudence of Liberty, LexisNexis Butterworths, pages 115 - 137.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2010),Human rights and law in the national curriculum,In: The National Curriculum: A Critique, Institute of Public Affairs, pages 23 - 28.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2010),Constitutions Without Constitutionalism: The Failure of Constitutionalism in Brazil,In: The Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice), Springer, pages 101 - 145.

Journals

  • Zimmermann, A., (2014), The Unconstitutionality of Religious Vilification Laws in Australia, Brigham Young University Law Review, 2014, 3, pages 457 - 504.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2014), Constituting a Christian Commonwealth Christian Foundations of Australia's Constitutionalism, The Western Australian Jurist, 5, 2014, pages 123 - 152.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2013), THE POSTMODERN UNDERPINNINGS OF RELIGIOUS VILIFICATION LAWS: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH, The Western Australian Jurist, 4 2013, , pages 90 - 119.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2013), The Intolerance of Religious Tolerance Laws, Quadrant, 57, 7-8, pages 52 - 58.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2013), The Darwin of German legal theoryCarl vonSavigny and the German School of HistoricalLaw, Journal of Creation, 27, 2, pages 118 - 124.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2013), Under God and the Law: Natural-Law Foundations of the English Common Law, Universitas Pelita Harapan Law Review, 13, 1, pages 165 - 184.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2013), The Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage in Australia (and Other Related Issues), Brigham Young University Law Review, 27, , pages 465 - 488.
  • Zimmermann, A., Weinberger, L., (2012), Secularization by law? The establishment clauses and religion in the public square in Australia and the United States, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 10, 1, pages 208 - 241.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2012), 'Do You Know Whom You Are Talking to?' - The Subordination of Law to Social Status in Brazil, The Western Australian Jurist, 3, , pages 213 - 230.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2012), Judicial Betrayal, Policy, 28, 2, pages 18 - 21B.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2011), Marxism, Communism and Law: How Marxism led to Lawlessness and Genocide in the Former Soviet Union, The Western Australian Jurist, 2, , pages 1 - 60.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2010), God, Locke and Montesquieu: Some Thoughts Concerning the Religious Foundations of Modern Constitutionalism, The Western Australian Jurist, 1, , pages 1 - 13.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2010), Legislating Evil: The Philosophical Foundations of the Nazi Legal System, International Trade and Business Law Review, 13, , pages 221 - 241.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2010), Evolutionary legal theories: the impact of Darwinism on western conceptions of law, Journal of Creation, 24, 2, pages 103 - 111.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2009), Industrial relations and the commonwealth constitution: The constitutional underpinnings for a national system of industrial relations in Australia, International Trade and Business Law Review, 12, , pages 185 - 205.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2009), Marxism, Law and Evolution: Marxist Law in both Theory and Practice, Journal of Creation, 23, 3, pages 90 - 97.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2009), Law and society in Brazil: the prevailing perceptions of law in Brazilian society, International Journal of Private Law, 2, 1, pages 15 - 30.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2008), How Brazilian judges undermine the rule of law: A critical appraisal, International Trade and Business Law Review, 2008, 11, pages 179 - 217.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2008), The Darwinian Roots of the Nazi Legal System, Journal of Creation, 22, 3, pages 109 - 114.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2008), The Politics of Lawlessness in Brazil: How Brazilian Politics overrides the Rule of Law, ELaw - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 15, 1, pages 3 - 42.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2007), Constitutional Rights in Brazil: A Legal Fiction, ELaw - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 14, 2, pages 28 - 55.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2007), Rule of Law as a Culture of Legality: Legal and Extra-Legal Elements for the Realisation of the Rule of Law in Society, ELaw - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 14, 1, pages 10 - 31.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2007), The Christian Roots of the Rule of Law in the West, Universitas Pelita Harapan Law Review, 7, 1, pages 16 - 26.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2006), What is Wrong with a Charter of Rights?, The Original Law Review, 2, 1, pages 29 - 39.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2006), Rui Barbosa, O 'Aguia de Haia': Um Breve Estudo em Homenagem ao Centenario de sua Participacao na Segundaa Conferencia de Paz de Haia, Achegas.net, 33, , pages 14 - 31.

Conference

  • Zimmermann, A., (2012),The Law of Liberty: Natural Law Roots of Western Constitutionalism,In: The Sun Rises in the West.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2008),Has the High Court Undermined Australia's Federalism?,In: Seminar on Australian Federalism.
  • Zimmermann, A., (2008),Law and Society in Brazil: The Prevailing Perceptions About Law in Brazilian Society,In: Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP) Annual Conference (2008).

THESIS

  1. ‘Waiting for the Rule of Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Obstacles for the Realisation of the Rule of Law in Brazil’, Ph.D. thesis, Monash University, Faculty of Law, 2006.
  2. ‘Os Postulados do Federalismo Democrático: Descentralização Política, Pluralismo Federativo e Princípio da Subsidiariedade’, LL.M. thesis, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 1999.
  3.  ‘A Esperança Federalista: Um Projeto de Transformação do Estado Federal Brasileiro’, Honours Thesis, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 1996.

ACADEMIC BOOKS

  1. Direito Constitucional Brasileiro (Rio de Janeiro/RJ: Lumen Juris, 2014), 991 pp. – ISBN 978-85-675-9505-4 – with Dr Fabio Condeixa. 
  2. Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013), xv + 288 pp – ISBN 978-04-093-3318-3.
  3. Curso de Direito Constitucional (4th edition, Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris, 2006), xxx + 788 pp – ISBN 85-7387-256-X.
  4. Teoria Geral do Federalismo Democrático (2nd edition, Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris, 2005), xxi + 405 pp. – ISBN 85-7387-070-2

BOOK EDITOR

  1. Subsidiarity in Comparative Perspective (Hague: Springer, 2013 – forthcoming) – with Dr Michelle Evans.
  2. The Commonwealth of Australia: Themes and Traditions in Australian Constitutional Law and History, special issue of Giornale di Storia Costituzionale (Macerata: Edizione Università di Macerata, 2012),
    167 pp. – ISBN 978-88-6056-347-7.

BOOK CHAPTER

  1. ‘The Global Relevance of Subsidiarity: An Overview’, in M. Evans and A. Zimmermann, Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity (Hague: Springer, 2014) – with M. Evans
  2. ‘Subsidiarity, Democracy and Individual Liberty in Brazil’, in M. Evans and A. Zimmermann  , Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity (Hague: Springer, 2014),
  3. ‘Editors’ Conclusion: Future Directions for Subsidiarity’,  in M. Evans and A.
    Zimmermann, Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity (Hague: Springer, 2014).
  4. ‘Rule of Law in Brazil’, in J. Silkenet, P. Barenboim and James Hickey Jr, The Legal Doctrines of the Rule of Law and the Legal State (Rechtsstaat) (Hague: Springer & American Bar Association, 2014
  5. ‘Brazil’s Judiciary: Protecting Democracy and Centralized Power’, in John Kincaid and Nicholas Aroney (eds), Courts in Federal Countries: Unitarists or Federalists? (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). – with G.M.A. Rodrigues and M.A. Lorencini.
  6. ‘Waiting for the Rule of Law in Brazil: Legal and Extra-Legal Reasons for the Insufficient Realisation of the Rule of Law in Brazil’ (written in Russian), in Valery D. Zorkin and Petr D Bareboim, The Legal State and the Rule of Law: Doctrines in Modern World  (Moscow: Justitsinform, 2013), pp 508-531.
  7. ‘The Still Reluctant State: Western Australia and the Conceptual Foundations of Australian Federalism’, in N. Aroney, G. Appleby and T. John (eds.), The Future of Australian Federalism: Comparative and Inter-Disciplinary Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  8. ‘Legal Culture and the Rule of Law in Latin America’, in G.A. Moens and S. Ratnapala (eds.), Jurisprudence of Liberty (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011)
  9. ‘Human Rights and the Law in the National Curriculum’, in Chris Berg (ed.), The
    National Curriculum: A Critique
    (Melbourne/Vic: Institution for Public Affairs, 2011)
  10. ‘Constitutions without Constitutionalism: The Failure of Constitutionalism in Brazil’, in Mortimer Sellers and Tadeusz Tomaszewski (eds.), The Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective (New York/NY: Springer, 2010)

BOOK REVIEW

  1. Review of Jonathan Burnside’s God, Justice and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible (Oxford University Press, 2011) (2013) Journal of Religious History 131-132.
  2. Review of Aurélio Wander Bastos’s Introdução à Teoria do Direito (Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris, 1999) (2000) 1 (1) Jurispoiesis 263.

BOOK PREFACE

  1. Preface to Dr Desmond Gaffney’s Divorce and Remarriage: A Biblical Examination of Divorce and Remarriage (Marton Publishing, 2008)
  2. Preface to Fernando Alcantara’s As Forças Armadas nas Constituições
    Brasileiras
    by Navy Commander Fernando C.D. de Almeida (Rio de
    Janeiro: FBN, 2007).

JOURNAL ARTICLE

  1. ‘A Forgotten Freedom: Protecting Freedom of Speech in an Age of Political Correctness’, Macquarie Law Journal, Volume 15 (forthcoming) – joint article with Lorraine Finlay
  2. ‘Constituting a Christian Commonwealth: Christian Foundations of Australia’s Constitutionalism’ (2014) 5 The Western Australian Jurist (forthcoming)
  3. ‘Radical Feminism and the Devaluation of Human Life and Dignity’, Quadrant Magazine, October 2014 (forthcoming)
  4. ‘Understanding the Rule of Law: Conceptions and Perspectives’ (2014) #Moscow – Law Journal of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, Moscow Branch.
  5. ‘Feminism and Gendercide: Pro-Choice Feminism and the Elimination of Unwanted Girls’, Quadrant Magazine, no.505, Volume LVIII, Number 4, April 2014, 24-27.
  6. ‘The Constitutionality of Religious Vilification Laws in Australia: Why Religious Vilification Laws are Contrary to the Implied Freedom of Political Communication Affirmed in the Australian Constitution’  (2013) Brigham Young University Law Review, 457-504.
  7. ‘Bajo Dios y Bajoy la Ley: Fundamentos de Derecho Natural del Sistema de Common-Law Inglés’, 76 (2014) Prudentia Iuris (Argentina) – forthcoming.
  8. ‘A Law Above the Law: Christian Roots of the English Common Law’ (2013) 1 Glocal Conversations (University of the Nations), 85-98.
  9.  ‘The Postmodern Underpinnings of Religious Vilification Laws: Implications for Democracy and Freedom of Speech’, (2013) 4 The Western Australian Jurist 85, 114.
  10.  ‘Jurisprudencia Libertaria: Aspectos Filosóficos-Legales del Trabajo Libertario de Friedrich Hayek y Robert Nozick’ (2013) 10 Revista de Economía y Derecho 99-113 (UPC, Peru)
  11. ‘The Intolerance of Religious Tolerance Laws’, 57 (7-8) (2013) Quadrant 52-58.
  12. ‘Under God and the Law: Natural-Law Foundations of the English Common Law’ (2013) 13 (1) UPH Law Review 165-184 (Indonesia)
  13. ‘The Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage in Australia (and Other Related Issues)’, (2013) 27 Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law 465-488
  14. ‘The Darwin of German Legal Theory – Carl von Savigny and the German School of Historical Law’, (2013) 27(2) Journal of Creation 118-124.
  15.  ‘Introduction: The Commonwealth of Australia’, (2012) 24 (2) Journal of Constitutional History 5-19.
  16. ‘Understanding the Natural Law Tradition in Western Jurisprudence: What Christianity has found about the Law of Nature’, (2012) 3(2) Dialogia
    Juridica
    196 (Universitas Maranatha, Indonesia)
  17. ‘Reforming Federalism: A Proposal for Strengthening the Australian Federation’ (2011) 37 (2) Monash Law Review 190-231 (joint article with Lorraine Finlay).
  18.  ‘Do You Know Whom You Are Talking To? Subordination of Law to Social Status in Brazil’ (2012) 3 The Western Australian Jurist 213-230.
  19. ‘Judicial Betrayal’, Policy (Centre for Independent Studies), Vol.28, No.2, Winter 2012, 18-22.
  20. ‘Marxismo, Comunismo y Derecho: Cómo el Marxismo llevó al Desordn y al Genocidio en la Antigua Unión Soviética’ (2012) 9 Revista de Economía y Derecho 97-144 (UPC, Peru).
  21.  ‘Secularization by Law? The Establishment Clauses and Religion in the Public Square in Australia and the United States’ (2012) 10 International Journal of Constitutional Law 208-241 (New York University School of Law and Oxford University Press) – joint article with Lael Weinberger
  22. ‘The Law of Liberty: Natural Law Roots of Western Constitutionalism’ (2012) 15 International Trade and Business Law Review 432-464.
  23.  ‘Marxism. Communism and Law: How Marxism led to Lawlessness and Class Genocide in the Former Soviet Union’ (2011) 2 The Western Australian Jurist 1.
  24.  ‘Law, Faith and Liberty: Christian Jurisprudence and the Western Legal
    Tradition’ (2010) 2 (1) Dialogia Juridica 28 (Universitas Maranatha, Indonesia).
  25.  ‘O Poder de Julgar como Poder de Destruir: Como o Judiciário Enfraqueceu o Federalismo Australiano’ (2010) 16 Revista Ciências Sociais 65 (Brazil).
  26. ‘Marxist Jurisprudence in the Former Soviet Union: A Critical Appraisal’ (2010) (2011) 7 Revista Interdisciplinar de Direito 383 (Brazil)
  27.  ‘God, Locke and Montesquieu: Some Thoughts Concerning the Religious Foundations of Modern Constitutionalism’ (2010) 1 Western
    Australian Jurist
    1.
  28. ‘Constitutions without Constitutionalism’ (2010) 14 Jus Gentium (University of Baltimore) 101
  29. ‘Evolutionary Legal Theories: The Impact of Darwinism on Western Conceptions of Law’ (2010) 24(2) Journal of Creation 103.
  30. ‘Legislating Evil: The Philosophical Foundations of the Nazi Legal System’ (2010) 13 International Trade and Business Law Review 221.
  31.  ‘Populismo Brasileiro Bom para os Políticos, Ruim para os Pobres’, Digesto Econômico, Year LXIII, No.450, São Paulo, May 2009.
  32. ‘Marxism, Law and Evolution: Marxist Law in both Theory and Practice’ (2009) 23(3) Journal of Creation 90.
  33. ‘Eight Reasons why Australia should not have a Federal Charter of Rights’ (2009) 79 National Observer 34.
  34. ‘Industrial Relations and the Commonwealth Constitution: The Constitutional Underpinnings for a National System of Industrial Relations in Australia’ (2009) 12 International Trade and Business Law Review 185.
  35. ‘Law and Society in Brazil: Prevailing Perceptions of Law in Brazilian Society’ (2009) 2 (1) International Journal of Private Law 15.
  36. ‘When Bills of Rights Violate Human Rights’ (2008) 29 (2) The Australian Family 9.
  37. ‘The Darwinian Roots of the Nazi Legal System’ (2008) 22 (3) Journal of Creation 109.
  38. ‘The Politics of Lawlessness in Brazil: How Brazilian Politics overrides the Rule of Law’ (2008) 15(1) Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 3.
  39. ‘How Brazilian Judges Undermine the Rule of Law: A Critical Appraisal’ (2008) 11 International Trade and Business Law Review 179.
  40. ‘Direitos Constitutionais no Brasil: Uma Ficção Legal?’, Digesto Econômico, Year LXII, No.445, S. Paulo, December 2007
  41. ‘Elementos Práticos e Teóricos para a Realização do Estado de Direito no Brasil’ (2007) 1(1) Direito Vivo 5.
  42. ‘The Christian Roots of the Rule of Law in the West’ (2007) 7 (1) Universitas Pelita Harapan Law Review (Indonesia) 16.
  43. ‘Constitutional Rights in Brazil: A Legal Fiction?’ (2007) 14(2) Murdoch University
    Electronic Journal of Journal
    28.
  44. ‘The Wrongs of a WA Human Rights Act: A Rights-Based Critique’ (2007) 73 National Observer 62.
  45. ‘The Marriage Power: Constitutional Issues’ (2007) 72 National Observer 63.
  46. ‘The Rule of Law as a Culture of Legality: Legal and Extra-Legal Elements for the Realisation of the Rule of Law’ (2007) 14(1) Murdoch University
    Electronic Journal of Law
    10.
  47. ‘Rui Barbosa, O ‘Águia de Haia’: Um Breve Estudo em Homenagem ao Centenário de sua Participação na Segunda Conferência de Paz de Haia’ (2007) 33 Revista Achegas de Ciência Política 14.
  48. ‘What is Wrong With a Charter of Rights?’ 200 2(1) Original Law Review 29.
  49. ‘Funções Legais e Extra-Legais do Estado de Direito’ (2006) 29 Revista Achegas de Ciência Política
  50. ‘The Left-Wing Threat to Brazil’s Democracy’ (2006) 68 National Observer 48.
  51. ‘Why the Victorian Vilification Legislation Undermines Democratic Freedoms’ (2005) 1(3) Original Law Review 52.
  52. ‘Christian Foundations of the Rule of law in the West: A Legacy of Liberty and Resistance against Tyranny’ (2005) 19 (2) Technical Journal 67.
  53. ‘Princípios Fundamentais e Interpretação Constitucional’ (2003) 9 Revista Achegas de Ciência Política.
  54. ‘Soberania Parlamentar e Jurisdição Constitucional no Reino Unido: Um Debate Político e Jusfilosófico’ (2002) 4 Revista Achegas de Ciência Política.
  55. ‘Fundamentos Neokantianos para um Projeto Federalista de Paz Perpétua’ (2002) 2 Revista Achegas de Ciência Política
  56. ‘The Principle of Subsidiarity – A Policy for the Democratic Reform of the Brazilian Federal State’, Democracy (Organization of American States – OAS, Washington/ DC), Spring/2000.
  57. ‘Análise dos Princípios Constitucionais Fundamentais da República Federativa do Brasil’ (2000) 3(3) Revista Interdisciplinar de Direito 343.
  58. ‘Estado de Direito e Espaço Público Democrático: Fundamentos Políticos e Jusfilosóficos de uma Postulação Correlacional’ (2000) 2(2) Jurispoiesis 209
  59. ‘Análise Crítica dos Fundamentos de Validade da Norma Jurídica Internacional’ (1999) 1(2) Jurispoiesis 183.
  60. ‘Os Princípios do Pluralismo Federativo’ (1999) 4(1) Contemporânea 161.
  61. ‘Direito e Justiça: O Valor do Direito e o Ideal de Justiça’ (1999) (1) 1 Após 33.
  62. ‘Rudolf Smend e a Teoria Constitucional Integrativa’ (1998) 4 (1) Cadernos de Estudos de Direito Constitucional (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) 25.

CONFERENCE/SEMINAR

  1. ‘Evolutionary Legal Theories: The Impact of Darwinism on Western Conceptions of Law’, Notre Dame Law School, Sydney, 28 August, 2014.
  2.  ‘Under God and the Law: Christian Roots of the Common Law’, St Thomas More Society, Allens (Deutsche Bank Place), Sydney, 27 August, 2014.
  3.  ‘Vilification Laws’, Free Speech 2014 Symposium, Australian Human Rights Commission, Aerial Function Centre, Sydney/NSW, 7 August, 2014.
  4. ‘Radical Feminism and the Devaluation of Human Life
    and Dignity’,  Annual Symposium of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family, University of La Coruna, Spain, June 9-10, 2014.
  5. ‘The Law of Liberty’. Paper presented at ‘Faith and Freedom Conference’, Faith and Freedom Conference, Saint Augustine’s Classical Christian College, Perth, October 5, 2013.
  6. ‘The ‘Darwin’ of German Legal Science: Carl von Savigny and the German School of Historical Law’. Paper presented at the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, Annual Conference 2013, University of Sydney Law School, Sydney, August 17, 2013.
  7. ‘The Constitutional (In)Validity of Same-Sex Marriage Legislation: Implications for the Commonwealth Parliament’. Paper presented at the National Marriage Day, Victorian Parliament House, Melbourne/Vic, August 13, 2013.
  8. ‘Anti-Vilification Laws – The Australian Experience’, Conference on ‘Justice, Mercy and Conviction: Perspectives on Law, Religion and Ethics’, J Reuben Clark Society Asia-Pacific and Adelaide University Law School – Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion , Adelaide Law School, June 8, 2013.
  9. ‘Is Law Secular?’, ‘The Trouble with Religious Vilification Laws’, ‘God’s Jurisprudence ’, and ‘Christianity and Human Rights’, ‘Freedom, Human Rights and the Rule of Law – 2013 Conference’, ChristianFaith and Freedom, Canberra/ACT, January 18-19, 2013.
  10. ‘The Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage in Australia’, Symposium on ‘Is Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Constitutionally Required?’, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, November 2, 2012.
  11. ‘Religious Vilification Laws and Free Speech’, Conference on ‘Threats to Freedom of Speech’, Murdoch University School of Law, October 13, 2012.
  12.  ‘Religious Vilification Laws in Australia: Philosophical Underpinnings and Constitutional Implications’, Conference on ‘Religion, Democracy, and Civil Society’, Brigham Young University, Provo/UT (United States), October 7-10, 2012.
  13. ‘Western Legal Theory’, 2012 Law School’s Research Day, Murdoch Law School, 28 August 2012.
  14. ‘A Critique of the National Curriculum’, Light Educational Ministries & St Augustine’s Classical Christian College, Christian Home Schooling Conference, Swanleigh Residential College, Middle Swan, 4 August 2012.
  15. ‘Human Rights’, ‘Rule of Law’ & ‘Jurisprudence’, Public Lecture, Universitas Kristen Maranatha, Faculty of Law, Bandung (Indonesia), 26 July 2012.
  16. ‘Principles of Christian Jurisprudence’, Universitas Kristen Petra, Surabaya (Indonesia), 23 July 2012.
  17.  ‘The National Curriculum: A Critique’, Launch of Saint Augustine’s Classical Christian College, WA Club, Perth, 11 August 2011.
  18. ‘Common Law as a Total Philosophy’, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 21 July 2011.
  19. ‘Clientelism, Populism & Statism: How These Political Values Undermine the Rule of Law in Brazil’, Mont Pelerin Society, Regional Meeting, ‘The Populist Challenge to Latin American Liberty’, Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 17-20, 2011.
  20. ‘The Law of Liberty: Natural Law Thinking and the Origins of Western Constitutionalism’, The Sun Rises in the West International Conference, Mannkal Foundation and the International Trade and Business Law Review, Perth, October 7-8, 2010.
  21. ‘Christianity, Liberty and the Future of Western Civilisation’, dinner address, symposium on ‘Classical Christian Education in Australia’, Swanleigh Residential College, Middle Swan/WA, 25th September 2010.
  22. ‘Brazilian Constitutional History, 1822-2010’,      Brazilian Independence Month, City Council of Stirling/WA, Perth, 7 September, 2010.
  23. ‘Christian Worldview and the Rule of Law’,  Shaping Worldviews in an Unfriendly World Seminar, Rehoboth Christian  College, July 20, 2010.
  24. ‘Christianity, Law and Freedom’, Worldview      Seminar, Universitas Kristen Maranatha, Bandung, Indonesia 29-31 July, 2010.
  25. ‘Developing Christian Leadership’ and ‘Christianity and the Rule of Law’, Cita Hati College, Surabaya,  Indonesia, 26-27 July 2010.
  26. ‘Marxist Legal Theory in the Former USSR: The Marxist Foundations of the Soviet Legal System’, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, Melbourne, 14 June 2010.
  27. ‘Legal Philosophy in Nazi Germany’, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, Melbourne, 6 June 2009.
  28. ‘Philosophical Foundations of the Nazi Legal System’, Murdoch Law School, Perth, 29 May 2009.
  29. ‘Christianity, Freedom & Law’, Summit Worldview Conference – Presbyterian Church of Western Australia, Perth, 16 January, 2009.
  30. ‘Federalismo  Australiano’, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, 14 November 2008.
  31. ‘Federalismo e a Suprema Corte Australiana’, III International Congress of Administrative Law, Rio de Janeiro, 12 November 2008.
  32. ‘Will an Australian Bill of Rights protect the Right to Life?’, Right to Life Association, Western Australia, Perth, 20 July, 2008.
  33. ‘Law and Society in Brazil’, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, Melbourne 15 June 2008
  34. ‘The Need for Law in Society’, Rossmoyne Senior High School, Perth, 5 June 2008.
  35. ‘Is the Brazilian Judiciary a Power above the  Law?’ Law Staff Seminar, Murdoch Law School, 28 April 2008.
  36. ‘Legal and Extra-Legal Reasons for the Explosion of Criminality in Brazil’, The John Fleming Centre for the Advancement of Legal Research – Australian National University, Canberra, 8 February, 2008.
  37. ‘Multiculturalism & the Rule of Law’, 2008 Australia Summit Worldview Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, 15 January, 2008.
  38. ‘Christian Roots of the Rule of Law in the West’, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta (Indonesia), 6 July 2007.
  39. ‘The Demise of Christian Education’, National Conference on Faith and Science Integration, Universitas Kristen Petra, Jawa Timur (Indonesia), 4 July 2007.
  40. ‘Principles and Institutions of the Rule of Law’, Murdoch International, Singapore, 26 May 2007.
  41. ‘Brazilian Legal Culture’, Law Staff Seminars, Murdoch Law School, 23 March, 2007.
  42. ‘What is wrong with a Victorian Charter of Rights’, Brighton Baptist Church, 01 May 2006.
  43. ‘How Brazilian Judges Undermine the Rule of Law’, Monash University, Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 2 August, 2005.
  44. ‘Abortion: A crime against Humanity’, Right to Life Australia Annual Conference, Trinity College, Melbourne University, Melbourne, 10 July 2005.
  45. ‘Why the Victorian Vilification Legislation Undermines Democratic Freedoms’, Seminar on ‘Religious Tolerance Laws’, Christian Legal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 2 June 2005.
  46. ‘(Un)rule of Law in Brazil: Legal and Cultural Impediments to Government under the Law’, The Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, the University of Queensland School of Law, Brisbane, 25 January 2005.
  47. ‘Multiculturalism’, Summit Worldview Conference, Toowomba/QLD, 17 January 2009.
  48. ‘Legal Culture and (Un)rule of Law in Brazil: A Critical Study in Brazil’s Legal History and Sociology’, Monash University Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 31 August 2004.
  49. ‘Teoria Política e Organização Constitucional’, Federal Labour Court of Mato Grosso, Cuiaba (Brazil), 26 January, 2002.
  50. ‘Direito Constitucional Inglês’, Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, 23 May 2001.
  51. ‘Direitos Fundamentais e o Direito de Resistência Civil’, Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, 24 March 2001.
  52. ‘Reforma do Pacto  Federativo Brasileiro’, presented at Law Student Society of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CAEL/PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, 17 October, 2000.
  53. ‘Legitimidade Política e o Estado de Direito’, Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, 19 September, 2000.
  54. ‘O Indivíduo e o Estado’, Coligação dos Policiais Civis do Rio de Janeiro & State
    University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, 19 May, 2000.
  55. ‘Teoria do Estado’ and ‘História Constitucional Brasileira’, intensive course over a
    month at the Police Academy of Rio de Janeiro, January 2000.
  56. ‘O Pacto Federativo Brasileiro’, Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, 21 October 1999.
  57. ‘Rui Barbosa e a Formação do Federalismo Brasileiro’, College of Magistrates of Rio de Janeiro (EMERJ), Rio de Janeiro, 8 October 1999.
  58. ‘Os Artigos Federalistas: Madison, Jay e Hamilton’, Instituto Liberal do Rio de
    Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 19 July 1999.
  59. ‘Globalização Econômica e o Estado de Direito’, Universidade ABEU, Nilópolis/RJ, 13 May, 1999.
  60. ‘Análise Crítica do Federalismo Brasileiro’, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, 11 May, 1999.
  61. ‘A Reforma Constitucional da Federação Brasileira’, Universidade ABEU, Nilópolis/RJ, 24 June, 1999.
  62. ‘John Stuart Mill’, Instituto Liberal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 21 December 1998.
  63. ‘Rudolf Smend e a Constituição Integrativa’, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 3 November 1998.
  64. ‘Liberdade e Estado de Direito’, Instituto Liberal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis/RJ, 16 May 1998.

SUBMISSION TO GOVERNMENT

  1. Joint Submission on ‘Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s18C) Bill 2014’,
    Commonwealth of Australia (w/ Lorraine Finlay).
  2. Joint Submission to Trinidad and Tobago on their proposed new constitution, 2014 (w/ Prof. William Wagner).
  3. Joint drafter on submission on the enquiry on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New South Wales 2013 (w/ Neville Rochow QC, et al)
  4. Drafter of submission to the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Inquiry into the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 – Exposure Draft Legislation, December 2012.
  5. Drafter of submission to the Select Federal Committee on the Reform of
    the Australian Federation, 20 August 2010 (with Ms Lorraine Finley)
  6. Drafter of submission on the proposed Federal Charter of Rights, 2009.
  7. Joint drafter of submission on the 2008 discussion paper ‘Freedom of
    Religion and Belief in the 21st century, 2009. (with Prof Phil
    Burcham)
  8. Contributor to report on domestic violence in Brazil by the Research Directorate of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada, 2008.
  9. Drafter of submission on the proposed WA Human Rights Act, 2007.
  10. Contributor to submission on proposed Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, 2006.
  11.  Submission to the Lockhart Committee on Cloning and Embryonic
    Destruction, 2005.

NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE

  1. ‘The Innocent Victims of No-Fault Divorce’, News Weekly, Melbourne, March 1, 2014, p.15-16.
  2. ‘Constituting a Christian Commonwealth: The Christian Foundations of Australia’s
    Constitutionalism’, News Weekly, Melbourne, February 1, 2014, pp.15-16.
  3. ‘How Radical Feminists Have Betrayed Women’, News Weekly, November 23, 2013, pp.10-11
  4. ‘Assessing the Destructive Impact of Divorce’, News Weekly, August 03, 2013, p. 16-17.
  5.  ‘How ‘Tolerance’ is Used to Curb our Freedoms’, News Weekly, July 6, 2013, p.16-7.
  6.  ‘Hidden Dangers in Local Government Referendum’, News Weekly, June 8, 2013, p.5.
  7.  ‘Radical Feminism’s War on Men, Marriage and Children’, News Weekly, March 30, 2013.
  8.  ‘State Same-Sex Marriage Laws are Unconstitutional’, News Weekly, October 13, 2012.
  9.  ‘Champions of Rights? The United Nations does not deserve any credit on Human Rights’, IPA Review, June 2011.
  10.  ‘Ensuring Freedom: Christianity and the Concept of Separation of Powers’, Salt Shakers, vol.17, n.1, February 2011.
  11. ‘The Menace of Secular Radicalism’, Salt Shakers, vol.16, n.11, December 2010.
  12. ‘Christianity, Liberty and Western Constitutionalism’, Salt Shakers, vol.16, n.10, November 2010.
  13. ‘Lula has no one but Himself to Blame from Falling Out of Grace with Foreign Press’, Brazzil Magazine, 05 February 2010.
  14. ‘Romance com Lula está no fim: A imprensa internacional já não tem a mesma admiração pelo Presidente’, Diário do Comércio, 3 February, 2010, p.3.
  15. ‘Lula’s Infatuation with Tyrants and Mass-Murderers’, News Weekly, November 14, 2009.
  16. ‘The omnipotence of the Brazilian State’, On Line Opinion – Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate, 27 May 2009.
  17.  ‘Brazilian Populism: Good for Politicians, Bad for the Poor’, On Line Opinion – Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate, 22 May 2009.
  18. ‘In Brazil, Many Laws are for Englishman’s Eyes Only’, Brazzil Magazine, 25 September 2008.
  19. ‘In Brazil, Rule of Law is for the Birds’, Brazzil Magazine, 17 June 2008.
  20. ‘No Law Will Make the Brazilian Judiciary Abide by the Laws’, Brazzil Magazine, 29 April 2008.
  21. ‘Welcome to Brazil, a Paradise of Impunity for All Kinds of Criminals’. Brazzil Magazine, 23 February 2008.
  22. For Many Brazilian Intellectuals There is no Salvation Outside Marxism”. Brazzil
    Magazine, 25 September 2006.
  23. ‘For This Brazilian Harvard Law Professor Rule of Law is Fraud’, Brazzil Magazine, 15 September 2006.
  24. ‘American-Style Presidentialism has been a Recipe for Disaster in Brazil’. Brazzil Magazine, 15 July 2006 (posted also in Brazil Political Comment and The Hispanic American Center for Economic Research)
  25. ‘For Much of Brazil’s Intelligentsia Caudillo Chavez is Symbol of Democracy’. Brazzil Magazine, 19 June 2006.
  26. ‘For Women Brazil is a Paradise. A Shame it’s only on Paper’. Brazzil Magazine, Los Angeles, 8 June 2006.
  27.  ‘The Church is Keeping Marx Alive in Brazil and Undermining the Rule of Law’. Brazzil Magazine, Los Angeles, 10 May 2006.
  28. ‘Jeitinho, Brazil’s Creative Way to Break the Law and Feel Virtuous About It’. Brazzil Magazine, Los Angeles, 27 April 2006.
  29. ‘From Day One Military Have Been Watchdogs and Overlords of Brazil’s Republic’, Brazzil Magazine, 08 April 2006.
  30. ‘Brazil Lula’s Good Heart: 40,000 Public Jobs,
    Dole to 9 Million Families’. Brazil Political Comment, S. Paulo, 03 April 2006.
  31. ‘With 7 Million Kids on the Streets Brazil Finds Final Solution’. Brazzil Magazine 17 March 2006.
  32. The Trouble with a Victorian Charter of Rights’, The Hispanic American Center for Economic Research, March 2006.
  33. ‘In Lawless Brazil Mob Execution Has Become Part of Daily Life’. Brazzil Magazine, 16 February 2006.
  34. ‘In Brazil Work is a Dirty Word Unless You Hold Public Office’. Brazil Political Comment, S. Paulo, 02 March 2006.
  35. ‘Reasons for Rejecting a Victorian Charter of Rights: A Christian Perspective’. Salt
    Shakers, Vol.12, No.1, Melbourne, February 2006.
  36. ‘What  does the Bible say about Capital Punishment’, Salt Shakers, vol.14, n.2, March 2008.
  37.  ‘Democracy and Basic Human Rights: Two Christian Inventions’, Salt Shakers, vol.13, n.10, Melbourne, November 2007.
  38. ’Para os Intelectuais Brasileiros a Salvação é o Marxismo’, Revista Banco de Idéias, Instituto Liberal, Rio de Janeiro, July 2006.
  39. ‘The Wrongs of a Victorian Charter of Rights’. Endeavour Forum, Newsletter
    No.122, Melbourne, May 2006.
  40. ‘In Brazil, The Law is Never For You When You Have Friends’. Brazzil Magazine, 23 January 2006.
  41. ‘Who Will Save Democracy in Brazil? The Left Has Shown it Won’t’. Brazzil Magazine, 12 January 2006.
  42. ‘Being a Judge in Brazil is Often Also Being a Legislator’. Brazzil Magazine, 15 December 2005.
  43. ‘A Ninth Constitution Won’t Bring Brazil the Rule of Law’. Brazzil Magazine, 08 December 2005.
  44. ‘Brazil: President Vargas’s Most Enduring Legacy Is His Xenophobic
    Nationalism’’ Brazzil Magazine, 24 November 2005.
  45. ‘US Supreme Court Parallels between Slavery and Abortion’, Endeavour Forum,   No.120, Melbourne, November 2005.
  46. ‘The Agenda Behind Religious Vilification Legislation’, Endeavour Forum, No.120, Melbourne, November 2005.
  47. ‘The Brazilian Landless Movement Won’t Rest Until They Get Their Revolution’. Brazzil Magazine, 25 October 2005.
  48. ‘Corruption? No Big Deal! That’s the Way Things are Done in Brazil’, Brazzil Magazine, Los Angeles, 27 September 2005.
  49. ‘From Slaveholders to Revolution Mongers Brazil’s Clergy Has Never Been Too Catholic’. Brazzil Magazine, 2 September, 2005.
  50. ‘Let’s Hope Brazil’s Corruption Has Hindered Plans for a Democratic Dictatorship’, Brazzil Magazine, 27 July 2005.
  51. ‘In Brazilian Doublespeak Tyranny is Democracy and Vice Versa’, Brazzil Magazine, 21 July 2005.
  52. ‘200,000 Children in Brazil are Learning from Mao’s Red Book’, Brazzil Magazine, 23 May 2005.
  53. ‘1964, A Military Coup Brazilians Loved’, Brazzil Magazine, 26 April 2005.
  54. ‘No Job, Low Pay, Slavery: All in a Day’s Work in Brazil’, Brazzil Magazine, 17 April 2005.
  55.  ‘Women in Brazil: So Protected Still So Abused’, Brazzil Magazine, 01 April 2005.
  56. ‘Brazil is Moving Further Left’, The Schwarz Report, Vol. 45 (4), April2005.
  57. ‘Landless and Lawless in Brazil’, Brazzil Magazine, 25 March 2005.
  58. ‘Brazil: The Slippery Road to Communist Dictatorship’, News Weekly, No.2713, Melbourne, 13 August 2005 (Cover Story).
  59. ‘Christian Foundations of the Rule of Law’, News Weekly, No.2708, Melbourne, 04 June 2005.
  60. ‘Once was Slavery, Now is Abortion’, Family World News, Vol.12, No.2, Sydney, 2 February
    2005.
  61. ‘Brazil: When Judges Go Beyond and Above the Law’, Brazzil Magazine, 11 February 2005.
  62. ‘How Christ Met Marx in Brazil’, Brazzil Magazine, 4 February 2005.
  63. ‘Has the Brazilian Judiciary Become a Mafia?’, Brazzil Magazine, 04 January 2005.
  64. ‘In Brazil, Torture is Still Favorite Interrogation Method’, Brazzil Magazine, 20 November 2004.
  65. ‘Killings in Brazil and the Blame-it-on-the-poor Syndrome’, Brazzil Magazine, 16 November 2004.
  66. ‘Brazil’s Parallel Society: Where Outlaws are the Law’, Brazzil Magazine, 02 November 2004.
  67. ‘Brazil: Children’s Rights Are Just a Legal Fiction’, Brazzil Magazine, 22 October
    2004.
  68. ‘Brazil’s Lula Pushing for a Council to Judge the Judges’, Brazzil Magazine, 14 October 2004.
  69. ‘Freedom of Press is More Fiction than Fact in
    Brazil’, Brazzil Magazine, Los Angeles, 05 October 2004.