Professor John Page

Professor John Page



LLB (Hons.) (UQ)


Grad. Dip. Higher Ed. (UNE)

PhD (UQ)

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

John Page is a Professor in the School of Private and Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law & Justice at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

John is a scholar of critical property law and theory. His research explores the diversity of property in the common law tradition, and how property intersects with public space, the materiality of place, and the propertied design of lived landscapes. His PhD focused on the concept of property diversity, and its implications for community, obligation, and sustainable urban design. It was published as the monograph Property Diversity and Its Implications (Routledge, 2017).

His second monograph, Public Property, Law and Society (Routledge, 2021) studies the under-surveyed, under-theorized jurisprudence of the public estate, while his latest, The Lawful Forest: A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice (with C Clark, Edinburgh University Press, 2022), chronicles the legal geographies of spatial justice across time and space.

0410 445 282
Room 351 The Law Building, Kensington Campus UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia (Access via Gate 2 off High Street)
  • Books | 2022
    Clark C; Page J, 2022, The Lawful Forest A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice, Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law, Literature and the Humanities
    Books | 2022
    Clark C, 2022, The Lawful Forest, Edinburgh University Press,
    Books | 2020
    Page J, 2020, Public Property, Law and Society Owning, Belonging, Connecting in the Public Realm
    Books | 2016
    Page J, 2016, Property Diversity and its Implications, Routledge
    Books | 2011
    , 2011, Property Rights and Sustainability, Grinlinton D; Taylor P, (ed.), Brill | Nijhoff,
    Books | 2011
    Mackie K; Histed E; Page J, 2011, Australian Land Law in Context, Oxford University Press, USA
  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Page J; Clark C, 2024, 'Law and Geography', in Newman D; Sandberg R (ed.), Law and Humanities, Anthem Law and Society, London, pp. 69 - 85
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Clark C; Keenan S; Page J, 2023, 'Teaching Property Critically in Disparate Parts of the Former British Empire', in Decolonisation, Anti-Racism, and Legal Pedagogy: Strategies, Successes, and Challenges, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), pp. 103 - 116,
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Page J, 2022, 'Public property', in The Routledge Handbook of Property, Law and Society, Routledge, pp. 362 - 373,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Page J; Brower A, 2019, 'The Four Dimensions of Public Property', in Hickey R; Conway H (ed.), Modern Studies in Property Law, Hart Publishing Bloomsbury, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Page J, 2013, 'Towards an Understanding of Public Property', in Hopkins N (ed.), Modern Studies in Property Law, Hart Publishing Bloomsbury, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Page J; Brower A, 2012, 'Chapter 2: Does (Property) Diversity Beget (Landscape) Sustainability?', in Environmental Governance and Sustainability, Edward Elgar Publishing,
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Page J; Brower A, 2012, 'Does (property) diversity beget (landscape) sustainability?', in Environmental Governance and Sustainability, pp. 24 - 45,
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Page J, 2012, 'Towards an Understanding of the Small Class Large Class Nexus: A Future for the Undergraduate Law Lecture?', in Kinash S; Wood K (ed.), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 2, Bond University Press, Gold Coast
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Brower A; Page J, 2011, 'Property rights across sustainable landscapes: Competing claims, collapsing dichotomies, and the future of property', in Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development, pp. 305 - 321
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Page J, 2011, 'Reconceptualising Property: Towards a Sustainable Paradigm for Property', in Skead N; Mascher S; Carruthers P (ed.), Property and Sustainability, Thomson Reuters, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Page J; Pelizzon A, 2024, 'Of rivers, law and justice in the Anthropocene', Geographical Journal, 190,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Cooke G; Garbutt R; Kijas J; Pelizzon A; Page J; Wessell A; Parker FB; Reichelt-Brushett A, 2023, 'Speaking with the river: Confluence and interdisciplinarity in rivers and river systems', Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 6, pp. 2721 - 2739,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stewart R; Charles MB; Page J, 2023, 'A future with no individual ownership is not a happy one: Property theory shows why', Futures, 152, pp. 103209,
    Journal articles | 2021
    RiverOfLife M; Pelizzon A; Poelina A; Akhtar-Khavari A; Clark C; Laborde S; Macpherson E; O’Bryan K; O’Donnell E; Page J, 2021, 'Yoongoorrookoo: The emergence of ancestral personhood', Griffith Law Review, 30, pp. 505 - 529,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Fisher W; Orr J; Page J; Pelizzon A; Walsh H, 2020, 'Student evaluations: Pedagogical tools, or weapons of choice?', Legal Education Review, 30,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Joannes-Boyau R; Pelizzon A; Page J; Rice N; Scheffers A, 2020, 'Owning humankind: fossils, humans and archaeological remains', Heliyon, 6,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clark C; Page J, 2019, 'Of protest, the commons, and customary public rights: An ancient tale of the lawful forest', University of New South Wales Law Journal, 42, pp. 26 - 59
    Journal articles | 2019
    Page J; Clark C; Emmanouil N; Pelizzon A, 2019, 'Can You Hear the Rivers Sing? Legal Personhood, Ontology, and the Nitty-Gritty of Governance', Ecology law quarterly, 45, pp. 787 - 787
    Journal articles | 2019
    Page J, 2019, 'Property, values, and the empirics of place', Griffith Law Review, 28, pp. 1 - 22,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Page J; Brower A, 2017, 'Freeing the Land Beyond the Shadow of the Law: Twenty Years of the Crown Pastoral Land Act', New Zealand Universities Law Review, 27, pp. 975 - 975
    Journal articles | 2015
    Page J; Brower A; Welsch J, 2015, 'The Curious Untidiness of Property & Ecosystem Services: A Hybrid Method of Measuring Place', Pace Environmental Law Review, 32, pp. 756 - 756,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Page J; Brower A, 2014, 'Of Earthquakes, Red Zones and Property Rights: the Quake Outcasts Case', New Zealand Universities Law Review, 26, pp. 132 - 132
    Journal articles | 2014
    Page J, 2014, 'Counterculture, Property, Place, and Time: Nimbin, 1973', M/C Journal, 17,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Martin P; Kennedy A; Page J; Williams J, 2013, 'Environmental property rights in Australia: Constructing a new Tower of Babel', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 30, pp. 531 - 552
    Journal articles | 2012
    Page J; Brower A, 2012, 'When the Law is Silent: Trespassers W...: Law and Power in Implied Property Rights', Environmental Law Reporter: news and analysis, 42, pp. 10,242 - 10,242
    Journal articles | 2011
    Page J, 2011, 'Reconceptualising Property: Towards a Sustainable Paradigm', Property Law Review, 1, pp. 86 - 86
    Journal articles | 2010
    Page J, 2010, 'Common property and the age of Aquarius', Griffith Law Review, 19, pp. 172 - 196,
    Journal articles | 2009
    Page J; Brower A; Martin P; Kennedy A, 2009, 'The Cowboy, the Southern Man, and the Man from Snowy River: the Symbolic Politics of Property in Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand', Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, 21, pp. 455 - 455
    Journal articles | 2009
    Page J, 2009, 'Grazing Rights and Public Lands in New Zealand and the western United States: A Comparative Perspective', The Natural Resources Journal
    Journal articles | 2008
    Page J; Brower A, 2008, 'Property Law in the South Island High Country – Part II', Waikato Law Review, 16, pp. 73 - 73
    Journal articles | 2008
    Page J; Brower A, 2008, 'Views, property rights, and New Zealand land reform', International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2, pp. 468 - 493,
    Journal articles | 2008
    Page J, 2008, 'The History of the New Zealand Bach', Legal History, 12, pp. 177 - 177
    Journal articles | 2007
    Page J; Brower A, 2007, 'Property Law in the South Island High Country – Statutory Not Common Law Leases', Waikato Law Review, 15, pp. 48 - 48

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