The ASLP is the Australian Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR). It was founded in 1961. The administration of the Society is currently shared between Bond University on the Gold Coast and the University of Melbourne. The President of the Society is Dr Kevin Walton at the University of Sydney. The Secretary is Dr Arie Rosen (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and the Treasurer Honni van Rijswijk (University of Technology Sydney). The Society publishes the Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy.

Following a vote in 2017, the name of the Society was changed to the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy in order to reflect a broader regional orientation. The Society also offers an annual essay prize for work on legal philosophy, open to current graduate students in any discipline.


ASLP has a website at the University of Queensland:


Contact information at the ASLP website will be updated. In the meantime please contact the President (


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