Associate Professor Joshua Neoh

Associate Professor
LLB (ANU), LLM (Yale), PhD (Cambridge)
+61 2 6125 3707
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Research Themes

Biography

 

Employment

Associate Professor (Level D), ANU (2020-Present)

Senior Lecturer (Level C), ANU (2017-19) 

[On leave from 2015-18 for PhD at Cambridge] 

Lecturer (Level B), ANU (2013-16) 

Associate Lecturer (Level A), University of Adelaide (2012)

 

Education

PhD in Law, University of Cambridge (2015-18) 

Master of Laws, Yale Law School (2010-11)

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and the University Medal), ANU (2006-10) 

 

Scholarships

Cambridge Australia Trust PhD Scholarship 

Yale Law School LLM Scholarship

ANU International Undergraduate Scholarship 

 

Appointments

 

Current University Positions

Associate Professor of Law, ANU Law School

Sub-Dean (International), ANU Law School 

Steering Committee, ANU Academic Board

Teaching and Learning Development Committee, ANU Academic Board

Advisory Committee, ANU Malaysia Institute

 

Previous Journal Editorial Positions

Academic Editor, Federal Law Review 

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Law and Love, Law in Context 

Student Editor, Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 

 

Previous Visiting Research Positions

Harvard Law School, Harvard University

St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford  

Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Japan

Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney 

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia 

Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore

Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University 

 

Awards

Year Title
2014 ANU College of Law Education Awards: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Significant research publications

 

Joshua Neoh, Law, Love and Freedom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Recent news

19
Dec
2022
2021 Jessup Moot
Last week, Ben Durkin graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree and an impressive academic record under his belt.
15
Dec
2022
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Associate Professor Joshua Neoh has co-authored a new textbook that provides law students with a roadmap of the major theories and arguments in jurisprudence.
31
Oct
2022
‘Secondary Rules’ podcast
Two legal scholars at the ANU College of Law put legal theory and public law under the microphone on a regular basis on their weekly podcast, ‘Secondary Rules’.
08
Aug
2022
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Guhong Zhou has landed a coveted graduate role at a top-tier Sydney law firm, capping off a memorable academic experience enriched by prizes, mentorship and an unshakeable focus.

In the Media

Past events

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Aug
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21
Oct
2022
isop
10.00AM to 12.00PM Annual event

The International Students Orientation Program is designed to introduce new international and exchange students to Australian political and cultural institutions which are relevant to the study of Australian law.

17
May
2022
JN
5.00PM Webinar
  • Joshua Neoh

Take a journey into jurisprudence with Associate Professor Joshua Neoh as he traces the philosophical roots of law and offers a deeper look at legal theory. 

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Feb
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13
May
2022
isop
10.00AM to 12.00PM Annual event

The International Students Orientation Program is designed to introduce new international and exchange students to Australian political and cultural institutions which are relevant to the study of Australian law.

08
Feb
2022
Reflections on Death
1.00PM to 2.00PM ANU Law and Philosophy Forum
  • Associate Professor Joshua Neoh

The ANU Law and Philosophy Forum is delighted to announce its seventh meeting in 2021: a reading and discussion led by Dr Joshua Neoh, who will be reflecting on the topic of death.
 

Books & edited collections

Joshua Neoh, Law, Love and Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2019), paperback (2021)

Nigel Simmonds and Joshua Neoh, Central Issues in Jurisprudence, 6th ed (Sweet & Maxwell, 2022) 

Zachary Calo, Joshua Neoh and Keith Thompson (eds), Love in Christian Legal Thought (Routledge, 2022) 

Paul Babie, Joshua Neoh, James Krumrey-Quinn and Chong Tsang, Religion and Law in Australia (Kluwer Law International, 2015), 2nd ed (2019), 3rd ed (2022)  

Renata Grossi and Joshua Neoh (eds), Law and Love (Federation Press, 2016) [Special Issue of Law in Context

 

Refereed journal articles

Joshua Neoh, Law, Freedom and Slavery (2022) 35 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 223

Joshua Neoh, Value Pluralism in the Political Form of Roman Catholicism (2022) 23 Political Theology 417

Joshua Neoh, Political Natural Law (2019) 44 Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 119

Joshua Neoh, The Good of Religion (2019) 93 Australian Law Journal 791

Joshua Neoh, Law Imprisons, Love Liberates (2018) 30 Law and Literature 221

Joshua Neoh, Jurisprudence of Love in Paul’s Letter to the Romans (2016) 34 Law in Context ​7 [Special Issue on ‘Law and Love’]

Joshua Neoh, The Rhetoric of Precedent and Fulfillment in the Sermon on the Mount and the Common Law (2016) 12 Law, Culture and the Humanities 419

Joshua Neoh, Law and Love in Abraham’s Binding of Isaac (2015) 9 Law and Humanities 237

Joshua Neoh, The Name of God on Trial: Narratives of Law, Religion and State in Malaysia (2014) 18 Law Text Culture 198 [Special Issue on ‘The Rule of Law and the Cultural Imaginary in Post-Colonial East Asia’] 

Ngaire Naffine and Joshua Neoh, Fictions and Myths in PGA v The Queen (2013) 38 Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 32

Joshua Neoh, Text, Doctrine and Tradition in Law and Religion (2013) 2 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 175

Joshua Neoh, Legitimacy of the Common Law in Post-Colonial Malaysia [2010] LAWASIA: Journal of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific 59

Joshua Neoh, Islamic State and the Common Law in Malaysia: A Case Study of Lina Joy (2008) 8 Global Jurist 

 

Book chapters

Joshua Neoh, 'Law and Love in Monasticism', in Love in Christian Legal Thought (Routledge, 2022) 

Joshua Neoh, The Allah Case: What is the Name of God?, in Law and Religion in the Commonwealth (Hart, 2022) 

Joshua Neoh, 'Snake with Two Heads: The Two Voices of the Malaysian Constitution', in Law and Justice in Malaysia: 2020 and Beyond (Thomson Reuters, 2021)

Joshua Neoh, Apostasy and Freedom of Religion in Malaysia, in Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating the Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms (Edward Elgar, 2020) 

Joshua Neoh, ‘Political Theology and Legal Theory’, in The Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Religion (Edward Elgar, 2019)

Joshua Neoh, ‘Law and Love in Eden’, in Law, Religion and Love (Routledge, 2017) 

Joshua Neoh, Donald Rothwell and Kim Rubenstein, ‘The Complicated Case of Stern Hu: Allegiance, Identity and Nationality in a Globalized World’, in Allegiance and Identity in a Globalized World (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

 

Case notes & book reviews

Joshua Neoh, Book Review: Justice and Love (2022) 47 Journal of Legal Philosophy 200

Joshua Neoh, Book Review: Film and Constitutional Controversy (2021) 80 Cambridge Law Journal 639 

Joshua Neoh, Book Review: The Possibility of Religious Freedom (2021) 36 Journal of Law and Religion 447

Joshua Neoh, Book Review: Post-Liberal Religious Liberty (2021) 12 Jurisprudence 426

Paul Babie and Joshua Neoh, Statement on Inclusive Law and Religion (2018) 39 Adelaide Law Review 203

Joshua Neoh, Just Jurisprudence: Review of Philip Pettit’s Just Freedom (2015) 40 Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 237

 

PhD supervision

I welcome PhD proposals in all fields of legal theory. 

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2023 LAWS4229
Class #4126
Law and Society in South East Asia
2023 LAWS8594
Class #4127
Law and Society in South East Asia
2023 LAWS2248
Class #6735
Legal Research and Writing
2023 LAWS2249
Class #5146
Legal Theory
2023 LAWS6249
Class #5535
Legal Theory
2023 LAWS8078
Class #4106
Common Law Reasoning

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2021 LAWS2249
Class #5209
Legal Theory
2021 LAWS6249
Class #5709
Legal Theory
2021 LAWS4229
Class #4277
Law and Society in South East Asia
2021 LAWS8594
Class #4278
Law and Society in South East Asia

Philosophy & approach

My teaching philosophy is to teach philosophy to law students. 

At the ANU Law School, I teach both basic and advanced courses in legal philosophy. 

Teaching awards

Year Title
2014 ANU College of Law Education Awards: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Publications

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