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Dr Jason Taliadoros



Director of Teaching


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Law


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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



Jason Taliadoros is a Senior Lecturer in Deakin Law School. Jason 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 practised 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


  • Member, Australian & New Zealand Law & History Society (ANZLHS).
  • Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern History, (ANZAMEMS).
  • Member, Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC) (Association for Medieval Canon Law).

Teaching interests

  • Torts
  • Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes
  • Restitution

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

Research groups

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


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Thirteenth-Century Origins of Punitive or Exemplary Damages: The Statute of Westminster I (1275) and Roman Law

J Taliadoros

(2018), Vol. 39, pp. 278-306, Journal of Legal History, C1


Contrasting approaches among canon lawyers on the twelfth century shift from lus naturale to rights

J Taliadoros

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 89-107, The use of canon law in ecclesiastical administration, 1000-1234, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1


Magna Carta and ius commune: a consideration of the scholar-administrators of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

J Taliadoros

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 362-385, From learning to love: schools, law, and pastoral care in the Middle Ages: essays in honour of Joseph W. Goering, Toronto, Ont., B1


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

J 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

J Taliadoros

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 1045-1089, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, Toronto, Ontario, 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)

J 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

J 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)

J 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

J 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

J 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

J Taliadoros

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


Synthesizing the legal and theological thought of Master Vacarius

J 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

J 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

J 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 twelfth-century England : the works of Master Vacarius (c.1115/1120-c.1200)

J Taliadoros

(2006), Turnout, Belgium, A1-1


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

J Taliadoros

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


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

J Taliadoros

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


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

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

Dr Jason Taliadoros

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2011: $1,593

Industry and Other Funding

Victoria on demand economy rapid review.

Ms Rebecca Tisdale, Dr Jason Taliadoros

  • 2019: $34,937


Associate Supervisor

Michael Guihot

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

Doctor of Philosophy, Law