John Tarrant

Professor, BA BSc LLB NE, BCom Melb., GradDipEd Murd., GradDipTax C.Qld, DipFinMgt NE, LLM ANU, SJD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


John's tertiary qualifications include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Master of Laws, Master of Defence Studies and Doctor of Juridical Science. John also has a certificate in Law Teaching and diplomas in Taxation, Finance and Adult Education. The topic of his doctoral thesis was: What is ownership?

Office: Law Building Room 2.02

Roles and responsibilities

Prior to joining UWA, John worked in the mining and petroleum industries as a company director with an emphasis on developing junior mining companies.

John is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia and has been admitted as a legal practitioner in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand.


- Contract
- Equity
- Trusts
- Personal Property
- Military Law

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Contract law
  • Company law
  • Commercial law
  • Equity and trusts
  • Laws of armed conflict
  • Legal education
  • Military law
  • Personal property
  • Remedies


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