Dr Timothy Peters

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Dr Timothy Peters

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Research areas

  • cultural legal studies
  • legal theory and theology
  • law and film
  • law and popular culture
  • corporate law theory

Profile

Tim commenced at the USC Law School as a senior lecturer in 2017 after having worked for six years at the Griffith Law School, Griffith University. His professional background is in banking and finance and he has taught corporations law, associations law, securities regulation and corporate takeovers.

His research has two major focuses. The first examines the intersections of legal theory, theology and popular culture and has been the subject of a number of published articles and book chapters. He is currently completing a book manuscript for Edinburgh University Press, with the working title A Theological Jurisprudence of Popular Cinema: Superheroes, Science Fictions and Fantasies of Modern Law. His second research focus is on theories of the corporation and he is currently examining the history of the corporation from the perspective of political theology.

Tim is currently the president of the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australia. He has served as a managing editor of the Griffith Law Review: Law Theory Society 2012–2016), secretary of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (2006–2016) and secretary of the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (2009–2016)

He has experience supervising honours and PhD students in corporate law, banking & finance law, cultural legal studies, legal theory, law and theology.

Professional memberships

  • President, Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Law Futures Centre (Griffith Law School, Griffith University)
  • Academic editor, Griffith Law Review: Law Theory Society
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Law, Culture and the Humanities
  • Management Committee member, Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Corporate Law Teachers Association
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