Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
Lecturer

Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford

BA/LLB (Hons) (Melb); GDipTax (Melb); BCL (Oxon); PhD (Melb)

Law & Justice
Sch of Private&Commercial Law

Michael teaches and researches in the fields of property law, restitution, remedies, equity and trusts, with a particular interest in the philosophical and economic underpinnings of these doctrines. 

His book, An Expressive Theory of Possession (Hart, 2020) uses insights from economics and philosophy to explain why simple acts of possession impose non-consensual duties on others. Michael is also the co-editor of, and contributor to, Justifying Private Rights (Hart, 2021), a collection of essays on contemporary private law theory. Michael's work has also appeared in the Melbourne University Law Review, the Journal of Equity and the Law Quarterly Review.

Michael holds a BA/LLB (Hons 1), Grad Dip of Taxation Law and PhD from the University of Melbourne and a BCL from the University of Oxford. Prior to commencing postgraduate study, Michael was a solicitor at Mallesons, Stephen Jaques (now King and Wood Mallesons).

Phone
+61 2 9385 6561

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford M; Degeling S; Tiverios N, 2021, 'Introduction', in Justifying Private Rights
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford M, 2021, 'Justifying Possession (or how we get from here to there)', in Justifying Private Rights, Bloomsbury Publishing
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Degeling S; Crawford M; Tiverios N, 2020, 'Introduction', in Degeling S; Crawford M; Tiverios N (ed.), Justifying Private Rights, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/justifying-private-rights-9781509931958/
    Edited Books | 2020
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Degeling S; Crawford M; Tiverios N, (eds.), 2020, Justifying Private Rights, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/justifying-private-rights-9781509931958/
    Books | 2020
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford MJR, 2020, An Expressive Theory of Possession, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford M; Crawford LB, 2021, 'Private rights, public wrongs and the limits of property (case comment)', The Law Quarterly Review, vol. 137, pp. 39 - 39
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford M; Tiverios N, 2020, 'Equitable property and the law of the horse: Assignment, intermediated securities and data trusts.', Journal of Equity, vol. 2020, pp. 272 - 272
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford MJR, 2019, 'The case against the equitable lien', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 42, pp. 813 - 857
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford M, 2015, 'Inferences and Intentions in the Law of Trusts', Journal of Equity, vol. 9, pp. 290 - 296
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Michael John Rooke Crawford
    Crawford M, 2014, 'Theft, Trust and Property Rights: Is Equity's Cure worse than the Disease?', Journal of Equity, pp. 338 - 366

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