Allan Beever

Professor of Law, Director of Research

Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 6413

Email: abeever@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Law School
Room WY
Level 6, AUT Law School Building
120 Mayoral Drive
Auckland Central 1010




Postal Address:
Law School
Faculty of Business and Law
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142

Qualifications:

MSL, Toronto 2000
PhD, Auckland 1998
MA (1st Class), Auckland 1993
BA, Auckland 1990

Biography:

Professor Beever is one of the world’s leading tort lawyers and theorists of private law. Author of the books Rediscovering the Law of Negligence, Forgotten Justice: A History of Political and Legal Theory and The Law of Private Nuisance, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters, Professor Beever’s research has had a significant international impact on scholarship in his areas of expertise. In recognition of this, he has won significant awards for his research, including a von Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany and a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, UK. In 2013, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Law School held a symposium on Professor Beever’s work, entitled ‘Allan Beever on Tort Law and Political Philosophy – A Newcastle Law School Symposium’ and in 2014, the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference will feature a book symposium on his Forgotten Justice: A History of Political and Legal Theory.

Professor Beever has previously held positions at the Universities of South Australia, Ottawa, Southampton, Durham and Auckland and at the Max Plank Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg. He has written or taught in the areas of tort law, contract law, the law of unjust enrichment, legal theory, philosophy of law, comparative law and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.

Teaching Areas:

Tort Law
Legal Theory
Contract
Law of obligations
Jurisprudence 

Research Areas:

Tort law, contract law, the law of unjust enrichment, legal theory, philosophy of law, comparative law and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.

Research Summary:

Most Significant Achievements
  • The Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference featured a symposium on Forgotten Justice: A History of Political and Legal Theory in July 2014
  • The Law School of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne held a Symposium entitled ‘Allan Beever on Tort Law and Political Philosophy – A Newcastle Law School Symposium’ on the 12th of November 2013
  • Awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom in 2009-2011
  • Received a von Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany in 2005-2006

Publications:

Books

  1. Beever, Allan, The Law of Private Nuisance (Hart, Oxford 2013)
  2. Beever, Allan, Forgotten Justice: A History of Political and Legal Theory (Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2013).
  3. Beever, Allan, Rediscovering the Law of Negligence (Hart, Oxford: 2007)
  4. Beever, Allan, Tort Law: Commentary and Materials (Brookers, Wellington: 2003)

Chapters

  1. Beever, Allan, ‘Our Most Fundamental Rights’ in Robertson, Andrew and Nolan, Donal (eds), Rights and Private Law (Hart, Oxford: 2011) 63-87
  2. Beever, Allan, ‘Justice and Punishment in Tort: A Comparative Theoretical Analysis’ in Rickett, Charles (ed), Justifying Private Law Remedies (Hart, Oxford: 2008) 249-297
  3. Articles
  4. Beever, Allan, ‘The Declaratory Theory of Law’, (2013) 33 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 421-444
  5. Beever, Allan, ‘Kant on the Law of Marriage’, (2013) 18 Kantian Review 339-362
  6. Beever, Allan, ‘Barclay v Penberthy and the Collapse of the High Court’s Tort Jurisprudence’ (2012) 31 University of Queensland Law Journal 307-317
  7. Beever, Allan, ‘The Form of Liability in the Torts of Trespass’, (2011) 40 Common Law World Review 378-399
  8. Beever, Allan, ‘Formalism in Music and Law’, (2011) 61 University of Toronto Law Journal 213-239
  9. Beever, Allan, ‘The Future of Exemplary Damages in New Zealand’, (2010) 24 New Zealand Universities Law Review 197-221
  10. Beever, Allan, ‘Agreements, Mistakes, and Contract Formation’, (2009) 20 King’s Law Journal 21-51
  11. Beever, Allan, ‘Transferred Malice in Tort Law?’, (2009) 29 Legal Studies 400-420
  12. Beever, Allan, ‘Corrective Justice and Personal Responsibility in Tort Law’, (2008) 28 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 475-500
  13. Beever, Allan, ‘Policy in Private Law: An Admission of Failure’, (2006) 25 University of Queensland Law Journal 287-306
  14. Beever, Allan, ‘Gregg v Scott and Loss of a Chance’, (2005) 24 University of Queensland Law Journal 201-212
  15. Beever, Allan and Rickett, Charles, ‘Interpretive Legal Theory and the Academic Lawyer’, (2005) 68 Modern Law Review 320-337
  16. Beever, Allan, ‘Aristotle on Justice, Equity, and Law’, (2004) 10 Legal Theory 33-50
  17. Beever, Allan, ‘Lord Hoffmann’s Mouse’, (2004) 10 New Zealand Business Law Quarterly 161-169
  18. Beever, Allan, ‘A Rights-Based Approach to the Recovery of Economic Loss in Negligence’, (2004) 4 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 25-49
  19. Beever, Allan, ‘All at Sea in the Law of Negligent Misrepresentation’, (2003) 9 New Zealand Business Law Quarterly 101-108
  20. Beever, Allan, ‘The Law’s Function and the Judicial Function’, (2003) 20 New Zealand Universities Law Review 299-319
  21. Beever, Allan, ‘Particularism and Prejudice in the Law of Tort’, (2003) 11 Tort Law Review 146-167
  22. Beever, Allan, ‘Perspectives of Responsibility in Law and Morality’, (2003) 27 Melbourne University Law Review 905-916
  23. Beever, Allan, ‘The Structure of Aggravated and Exemplary Damages’, (2003) 23 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 87-110
  24. Beever, Allan, ‘Punishing the Innocent’, [2002] New Zealand Law Journal 359-360
  25. Beever, Allan, ‘Cause-In-Fact: Two Steps Out of the Mire’, (2001) 51 University of Toronto Law Journal 327-366
  26. Beever, Allan, ‘The Arousal Theory Again?’, (1998) 38 The British Journal of Aesthetics 82-90

 
Conference Papers/Lectures

  1. Beever, Allan, ‘Commutative Justice and the Criminal Law’, International Political Science Association 23rd World Congress of Political Science, Montreal, 24th July 2014
  2. Beever, Allan, ‘Forgotten Justice Remembered’, Australian Association of Legal Philosophy Conference, Murdoch University, Perth, 28th June, 2014
  3. Beever, Allan, ‘The Nature and Justification of Property’, The New Zealand Society for Legal and Social Philosophy, Auckland, The University of Auckland, 27th June 2014.
  4. Beever, Allan, ‘Misunderstanding  the Economic Torts’, School of Law, University of Queensland, 21st March 2014.
  5. Beever, Allan, ‘Reconceptualising the Economic Torts’, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, 31st July 2013
  6. Beever, Allan, ‘The 300 Year Error: Misunderstanding Law Politics and Ourselves’, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, 30th July 2013
  7. Beever, Allan, ‘Kant on Love and the Emotions’, Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 26th July 2013
  8. Beever, Allan, ‘The 300 Year Error: Misunderstanding Law Politics and Ourselves’, School of Law, University of Western Australia, 18th June 2013
  9. Beever, Allan, ‘Defending Yesterday’s Orthodoxy: Revisiting the Declaratory Theory of Law’, Obligations VI: Challenging Orthodoxy, University of Western Ontario, 17-20 July 2012
  10. Beever, Allan, ‘The Nature and Justification of Strict Liability’, North East Region Obligations Group, Sheffield University, 6th July , 2012.
  11. Beever, Allan, ‘The Failure of the Modern Law’, Inaugural Lecture, Global Private Law Research Group, University of Leicester, 9th June, 2011
  12. Beever, Allan, ‘Kant’s Theory of Property’, Law and Philosophy Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 21st January, 2011
  13. Beever, Allan, ‘Kant on Love and the Emotions’, Department of Philosophy, University of Otago, 19th May 2010
  14. Beever, Allan, ‘Exemplary Damages After AG v Couch’, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, 18th May 2010
  15. Beever, Allan, ‘Transferred Malice in Tort Law? ‘, The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, London School of Economics, 15-18 September 2008
  16. Beever, Allan, ‘Justice and Punishment in Tort: A Comparative Theoretical Analysis’, Obligations III: Justifying Remedies in the Law of Obligations, T.C. Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, 13-14 July 2006
  17. Beever, Allan, ‘Theory and Democracy’, Emerging Issues in Tort Law, Faculty of Law at The University of Western Ontario, 9-10 June 2006
  18. Beever, Allan, ‘History and Theory – Comments on Stephen Waddams’ Dimensions of Private Law: Categories and Concepts in Anglo-American Legal Reasoning’, Obligations II: Principle and Policy in Private Law, University of Melbourne, 15-16 July 2004
  19. Beever, Allan, ‘The Common Law – Where Economics Does Not Belong’, Law and Economics Association of New Zealand, Wellington, 22 February 2003
  20. Beever, Allan, ‘Against Tort Imperialism’, Obligations I: The Law of Obligations, Connections and Boundaries, University of Melbourne, 21-22 February 2002
  21. Beever, Allan, ‘Which Hybrid is Opera’, Australasian Association of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 15-16 July 1997