Darryn Jensen is a grauate of the University of Queensland and was an academic staff member there from 1996 to 2014. He joined ANU in 2016. He has also taught at Bond University and the University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus (Vanuatu). Dr Jensen's doctoral studies concerned the various equitable doctrines which Australian courts have used to resolve disputes arising out of informal property sharing arrangements. He has written extensively on constructive trusts and other equitable remedies and has sought to study the development of legal doctrine in these areas against the background of theoretical debates about the nature of the common law, equity and judicial decision-making. He has also written on the law affecting charitable and religious institutions. He has a developing interest in the relationship between statute law and common law in private law contexts.
- Associate Lecturer, The University of Queensland, 1996-1998
- Lecturer, The University of Queensland, 1998-2008
- Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland, 2009-2014
- Semester Assistant Professor, Bond University, 2014
- Senior Lecturer, The University of the South Pacific, 2015
- Senior Lecturer, The Australian National University, 2016-
Significant research publications
- (with Ross Grantham) 'Coherence in the Age of Statutes' (2016) 42 Monash University Law Review 360-382
- 'Proprietary Remedies: Distributive or Commutative?' (2014) 38 The University of Western Australia Law Review 1-29
- 'A Typology of Trusts by Analogy' in Elise Bant and Michael Bryan, The Principles of Proprietary Remedies (Thomson Reuters 2013)
- 'Theories, Principles, Policies and Common Law Adjudication' (2011) 36 Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 34-57
- 'Prescription and Proscription in Fiduciary Obligations' (2010) 21 King's Law Journal 333-354
- 'The Problem of Classification in Private Law' (2007) 31 Melbourne University Law Review 516-538
Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.
I am willing to supervise in the areas:
- The law of trusts
- Civil remedies
- Theoretical foundations of private law
- Adjudication theory - what do we mean when we say that judges "make" law?
- Legal issues affecting charitable and religious institutions
I have previously supervised:
- Public interest litigation in the People's Republic of China
- Freedom of religion of religious minorities in Bangladesh