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
    2022, The Lawful Forest A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice, Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law, Literature and the Humanities
    Books | 2020
    2020, Public Property, Law and Society Owning, Belonging, Connecting in the Public Realm
    Books | 2016
    2016, Property Diversity and its Implications, Routledge
    Books | 2011
    2011, Australian Land Law in Context, Oxford University Press, USA
    Books | 2011
    2011, Property Rights and Sustainability, Grinlinton D; Taylor P, (ed.), Brill | Nijhoff,
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    2022, 'Public property', in The Routledge Handbook of Property, Law and Society, Routledge, pp. 362 - 373,
  • Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Of rivers, law and justice in the Anthropocene', The Geographical Journal,
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Speaking with the river: Confluence and interdisciplinarity in rivers and river systems', Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, pp. 251484862211391 - 251484862211391,
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Yoongoorrookoo', Griffith Law Review, 30, pp. 505 - 529,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Owning humankind: fossils, humans and archaeological remains.', Heliyon, 6, pp. e04129,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Student evaluations: Pedagogical tools, or weapons of choice?', Legal Education Review, 30,
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Can You Hear the Rivers Sing? Legal Personhood, Ontology, and the Nitty-Gritty of Governance', Ecology law quarterly
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Freeing the Land Beyond the Shadow of the Law: Twenty Years of the Crown Pastoral Land Act', New Zealand University
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Of Protest, the Commons, and Customary Public Rights: An Ancient Tale of the Lawful Forest', University of New South Wales Law Journal,
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Property, values, and the empirics of place', Griffith Law Review, 28, pp. 1 - 22,
    Journal articles | 2015
    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
    2014, 'Counterculture, Property, Place, and Time: Nimbin, 1973', M/C Journal, 17,
    Journal articles | 2010
    2010, 'Common Property and the Age of Aquarius', Griffith Law Review, 19, pp. 172 - 196,
    Journal articles | 2009
    2009, 'Grazing Rights and Public Lands in New Zealand and the western United States: A Comparative Perspective', The Natural Resources Journal
    Journal articles | 2008
    2008, 'Views, property rights, and New Zealand land reform', International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2, pp. 468 - 468,

My Teaching

LAWS2382 Land Law