Dr Arie Rosen

BA/LL.B (Tel Aviv University), LL.M (New York University), JSD (New York University)

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Senior Lecturer


Arie Rosen is a legal theorist with interests in general jurisprudence, constitutional theory and philosophy of private law. His published work covers methodological question in jurisprudence, the theory of authority, statutory interpretation, and the relations between the concept and the nature of law. His current research on democracy and contract law is funded by a Marsden Grant, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Arie is a co-director of the New Zealand Centre for Legal Theory.

Research | Current

Work in progress

  • A Law Beyond Democracy: The Insulation of Contract Law from Democratic Change
  • The Conceptual Foundations of Legal Authority

Teaching | Current

  • Jurisprudence
  • Contract Law
  • Theories of Contract Law
  • The Philosophical Foundations of Private Law
  • Statutory Interpretation: Theory and Practice

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Rosen, A. (2018). Law as an interactive kind: On the concept and the nature of law. Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 31 (1), 125-149. 10.1017/cjlj.2018.6
  • Rosen, A. (2017). Statutory interpretation and the many virtues of legislation. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 37 (1), 134-162. 10.1093/ojls/gqw011
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35324
  • Rosen, A. (2015). Pluralism and the justification of authority. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 40, 189-197.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29961
  • Ruiz Fabri, H., Sinclair, G. F., & Rosen, A. (2014). Revisiting Van Gend en Loos. Paris: La société de législation comparée. Pages: 308.
  • Rosen, A. (2014). Two Logics of Authority in Modern Law. University of Toronto Law Journal, 64 (5), 669-702. 10.3138/UTLJ.2004
  • Rosen, A. (2013). The Normative Fallacy Regarding Law's Authority. In W. Waluchow, S. Sciaraffa (Eds.) Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law (pp. 75-100). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Contact details

Office hours

By appointment.

Primary office location

17 EDEN CRESCENT - Bldg 803
Level 3, Room 307
New Zealand