Staff profile - Jason Taliadoros

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Dr Jason Taliadoros

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Law
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92468182 +61 3 92468182



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.

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 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.

An emerging area of research for Jason, informed by his teaching interests, lies in the area of torts and personal injuries schemes. Jason has commenced a project tracing the historical lineages of ‘punitive’ or exemplary damages in tort law. In addition, Jason has researched and outlined the common law influences on proceedings in the workers’ and transport accident compensation schemes.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1992
  • Bachelor of Law(s), University of Melbourne, 1995
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012


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)

Professional activities

2011- Review Co-editor for the Journal of Religious History

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


Teaching Interests


Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes


Subjects and units currently teaching

MLL213 Torts

MLL315 Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes

MLL326 Restitution

Expertise categories

Knowledge areas

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


Research interests

History of law and religion in the Middle Ages

Personal injuries compensation schemes

Punitive damages

Research grants

Primary Australian PostDoctoral Fellow (APD), ARC Grant - Discovery Project DP0880458 'Sacred Rules, Secular Revelations: the Conceptions of Rights in pre-Modern Europe'

  • 2008-2010, Monash University ($267,107)
  • 2011, Deakin University ($1,593)

Research groups

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

Research page

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