Emeritus since 2010, John Finnis teaches occasionally in jurisprudence and political theory. Professor of Law & Legal Philosophy from 1989 to 2010, and a law tutor at University College since 1966 to 2010. From 1972 to 1989 Rhodes Reader in the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States. LL.B. (Adelaide); D.Phil. (Oxford) on the idea of judicial power, with special reference to Australian federal constitutional law, as Rhodes Scholar from South Australia at Univ. College (1962-5). Taught law at Berkeley, California, before returning to Univ. Also taught law at University of Adelaide, University of Malawi (head of law dept., on secondment from Oxford, 1976-78), and Boston College. Fellow of the British Academy. Advised a number of Australian governments on federal-State and UK-Australia constitutional relations; at the English Bar argued appeals in the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal.
- Critique of Lords' decision in Purdy and of the prosecutorial guidelines issued in conformity with that decision.Volume 3 of Collected Essays of John Finnis 22 published and unpublished essays with a 16-page Introduction, on the general theory of human rights; justice and punishment; war and justice; autonomy, euthanasia and justice; autonomy, IVF, abortion and justice; and marriage, justice and the common good
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General Theory of Law, Constitutional Law in the Commonwealth