Dr Jason Taliadoros



Senior Lecturer (Tort Law)


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Law


Melbourne Burwood Campus



Jason Taliadoros holds undergraduate degrees in law, arts, and history (with honours), as well as a PhD from the University of Melbourne. More recently Jason was awarded a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education from Deakin University. 

Prior to joining the Deakin School of Law in 2011, Jason held a three-year ARC postdoctoral research fellowship at Monash University in history during which time he was a sessional tutor and lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University. He has held fellowships from the Convivium Interdisciplinary Centre at Siena College (USA) in 2004-2005, and was a visitor to the Stephan Kuttner Institute for Medieval Canon Law in Munich in 2010 and 2014.

Jason practiced as a solicitor in insurance litigation with Herbert Geer & Rundle (as it then was) in commercial litigation, with other commercial law firms, and as a paralegal. Jason also worked as an in-house solicitor with Monash University.

Jason has a developed profile in researching the history of legal ideas in their historical and religious contexts, particularly the European High Middle Ages of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. He has authored articles in these areas for journals such as the Cleveland State Law Review, Haskins Society Journal, Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte-Kanonistische Abteilung, Sortuz (Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-legal Studies), and the Journal of Religious History; he has also written book chapters on these topics in the Europa and Disputatio Brepols series. His book, Law and Theology in Twelfth-Century England (Brepols, 2006) re-appraised the role of law as a discipline that merged and intersected with theology, through a systematic study of the works of one of England’s most influential canon and Roman lawyers of the twelfth century. His ARC-funded research project centred on tracing antecedents of modern conceptions of ‘human rights’ in the works of twelfth-century canon lawyers and ecclesiastical writers.

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Research interests

History of law and religion in the Middle Ages

Personal injuries compensation schemes

Punitive damages


ANZLHS (Australian & New Zealand Law & History Society)

ANZAMEMS (Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern History)

Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC) (Association for Medieval Canon Law)

Teaching interests


Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes


Units taught

MLL213 Torts

MLL315 Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes

MLL326 Restitution

Knowledge areas

  • history of legal and religious ideas in the pre-modern period
  • personal injuries compensation schemes
  • torts, including punitive damages

Professional activities

2016- Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Religious History

2011-2016 Review Co-Editor for the Journal of Religious History

2013-2016 Secretary, ANZLHS (Australian & New Zealand Law & History Society)

Research groups

Torts, Jurisprudence & Medical Law Research Hub, School of Law, Deakin University


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The roots of punitive damages at common law: a longer history

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2016), Vol. 64, pp. 251-302, Cleveland state law review, Cleveland, Oh., C1


Law, theology, and the schools: the use of scripture in Ricardus Anglicus’s distinctiones decretorum

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2016), pp. 1045-1089, Proceedings of the fourteenth international congress of medieval canon law, Vatican City, B1


A way through the dark and thorny thickets? The adjudication of ‘serious injury’ under the narrative tests in the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic)

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 243-264, Journal of law and medicine, North Ryde, N.S.W, C1


Law, Theology, and Morality: Conceptions of the Rights to Relief of the Poor in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2013), Vol. 37, pp. 474-493, Journal of Religious History, Carlton, Vic., C1


Communities of learning in law and theology : the later letters of Peter of Blois (1125/30-1212)

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2011), pp. 85-107, Communities of learning : Networks and the shaping of intellectual identity in europe, 1100-1500., Turnhout, Belgium, B1


Bartholomew of Exeter's penitential : some observations on his personal dicta

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2010), pp. 457-473, Proceedings of the thirteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law : Esztergom, 3-8 August 2008, Vatican City, B1-1


The Lombard, Bandinus, and Vacarius : Christological nihilianism and the Anglo-Norman realm

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2009), pp. 133-156, Mind matters : studies of medieval and early modern intellectual history in honour of Marcia Colish, Turnhout, Belgium, B1-1


Sacred rules, secular revelations : the conceptions of rights in pre-modern Europe

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 78-94, Sortuz. Oñati journal of emergent socio-legal studies, Oñati, Spain, C1-1


Synthesizing the legal and theological thought of Master Vacarius

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2009), Vol. 95, pp. 48-77, Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung fu¿r Rechtsgeschichte. Kanonistische Abteilung, Weimar, Germany, C1-1


Master Vacarius, Speroni, and heresy : law and theology as didactic literature in the twelfth century

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2008), pp. 345-375, What nature does not teach : didactic literature in the medieval and early-modern periods, Turnhout, Belgium, B1-1


The notion of human rights in the twelfth century : Tierney's thesis reconsidered

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2006), pp. 223-238, Rule makers and rule breakers : proceedings of a St. Michael's College Symposium, 1-2 October 2004, New York, N.Y., B1-1


Law and theology in Gilbert of Foliot's (c. 1105/10-1187/88) correspondence

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 77-94, Haskins society journal, Rochester, N. Y., C1-1


Law and theology in twelfth-century England : the works of Master Vacarius (c.1115/1120-c.1200)

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(2006), Turnout, Belgium, A1-1


Christianised reason? Abelard, his peers and their Jewish-Christian dialogues

Dr Jason Taliadoros

(1999), Vol. 27, pp. 50-68, Melbourne historical journal, Melbourne, Vic, C1-1



Australian Competitive Grants

Sacred Rules, Secular Revelations: the Conceptions of Rights in pre-Modern Europe

Dr Jason Taliadoros

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2011: $1,593


Associate Supervisor

Michael Guihot

Thesis entitled: A Transaction Cost Analysis of Cross-Border Insolvency

Doctor of Philosophy, Law