BCom (Griffith), LLB (Hons) (Griffith), PhD (Griffith)
Tim commenced as a Lecturer at the Gold Coast Campus in 2011 after having worked in Banking and Financial Services for a number of years. His research focuses on the intersections of legal theory, theology and popular culture and he recently completed his PhD entitled “Reading the Law Made Strange: A Theological Jurisprudence of Popular Culture” which comprised of cultural legal readings of popular films including Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau, George Lucas’ Star Wars, Alex Proyas’ I, Robot and M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable. He has published a number of articles in the area of Cultural Legal Studies and is working on a book based on his PhD research as well as a new project on Political Theology and the Corporation.
Tim is a Managing Editor of the Griffith Law Review and Secretary of both the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand.
- Cultural Legal Studies
- Intersections of Legal Theory, Theology and Popular Culture
Current teaching areas
- Corporations & Associations Law
- Securities Regulation & Corporate Takeovers
- Cultural Legal Studies: Critical Engagements with Law and Popular Culture
- "Reading the Law Made Strange: Cultural Legal Studies, Theology and Speculative Fiction" in C. Sharp and M. Leiboff (eds), Cultural Legal Studies: Law’s Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law, Routledge, (2016).
- 'Beyond the limits of the law: a Christological reading of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight' (2015) Griffith Law Review, pp 1-28.
- "Comic Book Mythology: Shyamalan's Unbreakable and the Grounding of Good in Evil" (2012) 16 Law Text Culture 243-276.
- '"The Force" as Law: Mythology, Ideology and Order in George Lucas's Star Wars', in 36 Australian Feminist Law Journal (2012) 125-143.
- ‘Allusions to theology: I, Robot, universalism and the limits of the law’, (2008) 13 Media and Arts Law Review 77.
- ‘Unbalancing Justice: Overcoming the Limits of the Law in Batman Begins’, (2007) 16(1) Griffith Law Review 247. (Griffith Law Review Student Essay Prize)
- 'Book Review of: Ari Hirvonen and Janne Porttikivi (eds) Law and Evil: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis', (2015) 24(2) Griffith law Review 332
- 'Book Review of: Alain Pottage and Martha Mundy (eds) Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things', (2006) 15(2) Griffith Law Review.