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Education CV


PhD in Law, University of Cambridge (Degree approved on 26 November 2018) 

Master of Laws, Yale Law School 

Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours and the University Medal, The Australian National University 



Senior Lecturer, The Australian National University (Tenured; On Leave) 


Journal Editorship  

Academic Editor, Federal Law Review 

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Law and Love, Law in Context 

Student Editor, Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 


Visiting Research Positions

Visiting PhD Scholar, Harvard Law School, Harvard University (supported by the Cambridge–Harvard Law Link Scheme) 

Associate Member of the Senior Common Room, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford  

Visiting Scholar, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Japan  

Visiting Fellow, Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney (supported by the Parsons Visitors Fund)

Visiting Fellow, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia 

Summer Research Intern, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore (supported by the International Alliance of Research Universities) 

Summer Research Scholar, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University (supported by the ANU Summer Research Scholarship)


Fields of research

Legal Theory 

Philosophy of Law



Representative Publications



Joshua Neoh, Law, Love and Freedom, on contract with Cambridge University Press, expected 2019

Renata Grossi and Joshua Neoh (eds), Law and Love (Federation Press, 2016) [Special Issue of Law in Context

Paul Babie, Joshua Neoh, James Krumrey-Quinn and Chong Tsang, Religion and Law in Australia (Kluwer Law International, 2015) 


Book Chapters

Joshua Neoh, ‘Political Theology and Legal Theory’, in The Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Religion (Edward Elgar, forthcoming)

Joshua Neoh, ‘Apostasy in Malaysia: Fundamental Right or Punishable Wrong’, in Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating the Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms (Edward Elgar, forthcoming) 

Joshua Neoh, ‘Law and Love in Eden’, in Paul Babie and Vanja Savić (eds), Law, Religion and Love (Routledge, 2017) 

Joshua Neoh, Donald Rothwell and Kim Rubenstein, ‘The Complicated Case of Stern Hu: Allegiance, Identity and Nationality in a Globalized World’, in Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan and Kim Rubenstein (eds), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalized World (Cambridge University Press, 2014)


Refereed Journal Articles

Joshua Neoh, Law Imprisons, Love Liberates (2018) 30 Law and Literature 221

Joshua Neoh, Jurisprudence of Love in Paul’s Letter to the Romans (2016) 34 Law in Context ​7 [Special Issue on ‘Law and Love’]

Joshua Neoh, The Rhetoric of Precedent and Fulfillment in the Sermon on the Mount and the Common Law (2016) 12 Law, Culture and the Humanities 419

Joshua Neoh, Law and Love in Abraham’s Binding of Isaac (2015) 9 Law and Humanities 237

Joshua Neoh, The Name of God on Trial: Narratives of Law, Religion and State in Malaysia (2014) 18 Law Text Culture 198 [Special Issue on ‘The Rule of Law and the Cultural Imaginary in Post-Colonial East Asia’] 

Ngaire Naffine and Joshua Neoh, Fictions and Myths in PGA v The Queen (2013) 38 Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 32

Joshua Neoh, Text, Doctrine and Tradition in Law and Religion (2013) 2 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 175

Joshua Neoh, Legitimacy of the Common Law in Post-Colonial Malaysia [2010] LAWASIA: Journal of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific 59

Joshua Neoh, Islamic State and the Common Law in Malaysia: A Case Study of Lina Joy (2008) 8 Global Jurist 


Shorter Essays

Paul Babie and Joshua Neoh, Statement on Inclusive Law and Religion (2018) 39 Adelaide Law Review 203

Joshua Neoh, Just Jurisprudence: Review of Philip Pettit’s Just Freedom (2015) 40 Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 237