Augusto Zimmermann, LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D.
Brazilian-born Dr Augusto Zimmermann is an internationally known legal scholar. Dr Zimmermann is a Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia; President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA); and Editor of the Western Australian Jurist law journal. He is also a former Vice-President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP), which publishes the prestigious Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy (AJLP).
Dr Zimmermann teaches at Western Australia’s Murdoch University. A prolific academic writer and the author of numerous articles and books, Dr Zimmermann was awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, and also been awarded two consecutive Murdoch School of Law Dean’s Research Awards, in 2010 and 2011. Dr Zimmermann holds a LL.M. cum laude (first class honours) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a Ph.D. from Monash University (Australia). He has published many academic articles in several languages and countries, and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars in Australia and overseas. See his home page on the university’s website.
Some of his articles are:
- Law and Creation (interview with Dr Zimmermann)
- The ‘Darwin’ of German legal theory—Carl von Savigny and the German School of Historical Law
- The Christian foundations of the rule of law in the West: a legacy of liberty and resistance against tyranny
- The Darwinian roots of the Nazi legal system
- Marxism, law and evolution: Marxist law in both theory and practice
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