Dr Jeremy J. Kingsley is a world-class legal scholar of transnational law with a focus on Indonesian law, business, and culture. My studies engage with contract law, cross-border transactions, and transnational dispute resolution (international commercial arbitration), alongside empirical and ethnographic research into legal intermediaries and businesspeople.
Jeremy is a Senior Lecturer and part of Swinburne Law School’s leadership as Higher Degree by Research Coordinator.
Jeremy received his LLM and PhD degrees at the University of Melbourne and his BA and LLB from Deakin University. Over the past decade, he has been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (Transregional Research Fellowship) and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (Postdoctoral Fellowship).
This transnational law agenda, which has used Southeast Asia (particularly Indonesia) as a rich tapestry for investigation, has raised just over $AU900,000 in competitive domestic and international research and educational grants. These funds have allowed him to undertake a world-class research agenda and facilitated immersive learning experiences for his students. The research explores the transforming nature of sovereignty and jurisdiction emerging from digital transformations, transnational capital flows and environmental/health issues that cross borders with ease.
Jeremy’s research has investigated religious and political leaders, and their authority, in eastern Indonesia and their role within local governance. His current research project titled: “Inter-Asian Legalities”, examines transnational corporate lawyers in Jakarta, Dubai and Singapore and the legal architecture they are creating. This project has received support from the Social Science Research Council.
He is the foundation editor of the Asia Law and Society Series published by Melbourne University Press. Jeremy’s research has been published in a range of academic publications. This includes his sole authored book (Religious Authority and Local Governance in Eastern Indonesian), multiple chapters, and peer-reviewed articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Legal Anthropology, Australian Journal of Asian Law, Melbourne Journal of International Law, Adelaide Law Review and University of Queensland Law Journal. In addition, Jeremy has published over twenty public affairs articles, including in Inside Indonesia and the Australian.
Jeremy brings a grounded approach to blending legal education, research, and classroom activities. At Swinburne Law School, Jeremy created an experiential and immersive educational platform, called the “Indonesian Law, Governance and Culture Program”. The program curated a series of study tours, exchanges and internships in Indonesia have been the Commonwealth Government’s New Colombo Program and Endeavour Australia Program.