Dr Kevin Walton

LLB (Hons) (Edin) MA (Lond) PhD (Edin)
Senior Lecturer
Director, Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0286
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Website Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence

Biographical details

Kevin Walton joined the University of Sydney Law School in 2003. He currently teaches several units in jurisprudence. His research focuses on issues of political obligation and questions of methodology in legal philosophy.

Research interests

  • Legal philosophy
  • Political philosophy

Teaching and supervision

  • Theories of Conscientious Obedience
  • Theories of Justice
  • Theories of Law
  • Theories of Legal Reasoning
  • Theories of the State

Awards and honours

  • MacCormick Visiting Fellowship, University of Edinburgh, March-June 2013
  • Prize for Young Researchers, 1st Conference on Philosophy of Law: Neutrality and Legal Theory, Universitat de Girona, May 2010

In the media

  • "Is law-breaking ever justified?" The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 March 2017.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Sydney Intellectual History Network; Milam J, Aspromourgos A, Borghesi F, Caine B, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gaukroger S, Helbig D, Karalis V, Kerridge I, Macarthur D, Nassar D, Redding P, Sadurski W, Sevel M, Sluga G, Smith M, Waldow A, Walton K; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Kinley, D., Sadurski, W., Walton, K. (2013). Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Irving, H., Mowbray, J., Walton, K. (2010). Julius Stone: A Study in Influence. Sydney: The Federation Press.

Book Chapters

  • Walton, K. (2013). Human rights as moral rights. In David Kinley, Wojciech Sadurski, Kevin Walton (Eds.), Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities, (pp. 27-39). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Walton, K. (2013). Jurisprudential Methodology: Is Pure Interpretation Possible? In Jordi Ferrer Beltran, Jose Juan Moreso, Diego M. Papayannis (Eds.), Neutrality and Theory of Law, (pp. 255-273). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media.

Journals

  • Walton, K. (2017). Gerald Postema on 'Genuinely Philosophical Jurisprudence' (Forthcoming). Jurisprudence. [More Information]
  • Walton, K. (2015). Is Democracy Sufficient for Political Obligation? Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence: an international journal of legal thought, 28(2), 425-442. [More Information]
  • Walton, K. (2015). Legal Philosophy and the Social Sciences: The Potential for Complementarity. Jurisprudence, 6(2), 231-251. [More Information]
  • Walton, K. (2014). The Content-Independence of Political Obligations: A Response to Klosko. Political Theory, 42(2), 218-222. [More Information]
  • Walton, K. (2013). The Particularities of Legitimacy: John Simmons on Political Obligation. Ratio Juris, 26(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Walton, K. (2012). Book Review: Andrew Halpin & Volker Roeben (eds), Theorising the Global Legal Order (Oxford: Hart, 2009). Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 37.
  • Walton, K. (2010). Book Review: Gianluigi Palombella & Neil Walker (eds), Relocating the Rule of Law. Edinburgh Law Review: an international forum for the discussion of law, 14(2), 332-333.
  • Walton, K. (2002). Review: Christodoulidis, E and Veitch, S (eds) Lethe's Law (Oxford: Hart, 2001). Legal Studies, 22.

2017

  • Walton, K. (2017). Gerald Postema on 'Genuinely Philosophical Jurisprudence' (Forthcoming). Jurisprudence. [More Information]

2015

  • Walton, K. (2015). Is Democracy Sufficient for Political Obligation? Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence: an international journal of legal thought, 28(2), 425-442. [More Information]
  • Walton, K. (2015). Legal Philosophy and the Social Sciences: The Potential for Complementarity. Jurisprudence, 6(2), 231-251. [More Information]

2014

  • Walton, K. (2014). The Content-Independence of Political Obligations: A Response to Klosko. Political Theory, 42(2), 218-222. [More Information]

2013

  • Walton, K. (2013). Human rights as moral rights. In David Kinley, Wojciech Sadurski, Kevin Walton (Eds.), Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities, (pp. 27-39). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Kinley, D., Sadurski, W., Walton, K. (2013). Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Walton, K. (2013). Jurisprudential Methodology: Is Pure Interpretation Possible? In Jordi Ferrer Beltran, Jose Juan Moreso, Diego M. Papayannis (Eds.), Neutrality and Theory of Law, (pp. 255-273). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • Walton, K. (2013). The Particularities of Legitimacy: John Simmons on Political Obligation. Ratio Juris, 26(1), 1-15. [More Information]

2012

  • Walton, K. (2012). Book Review: Andrew Halpin & Volker Roeben (eds), Theorising the Global Legal Order (Oxford: Hart, 2009). Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 37.

2010

  • Walton, K. (2010). Book Review: Gianluigi Palombella & Neil Walker (eds), Relocating the Rule of Law. Edinburgh Law Review: an international forum for the discussion of law, 14(2), 332-333.
  • Irving, H., Mowbray, J., Walton, K. (2010). Julius Stone: A Study in Influence. Sydney: The Federation Press.

2002

  • Walton, K. (2002). Review: Christodoulidis, E and Veitch, S (eds) Lethe's Law (Oxford: Hart, 2001). Legal Studies, 22.

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