Associate Professor Hossein Esmaeili

Associate Professor

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (2.25)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Hossein teaches international law, real property law, trusts,law of the sea, energy and environmental security. He joined Flinders University in 2005, after seven years of teaching at UNSW, the University of New England, and Western Sydney University.

His current research interests include Australian perspectives on international and comparative law particularly with regards to global energy, resources and the environment as well as Islamic and Middle Eastern law.

Hossein has authored, co-authored, and edited five scholarly books, including The Legal Regime of Offshore Oil Rigs in International Law (Ashgate Publisher, 2001) and The Boundaries of Australian Property Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has published in leading international law journals worldwide. He has been a Co-Rapporteur of a committee of the International Law Association (since 2011) and serves on the editorial boards of a number of law journals in Australia, Asia and Europe.


Bachelor of Laws
Master of Criminal Law and Criminology
Master of Laws (UNSW)

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator- Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations)

Editor in Chief- Flinders Law Journal

Teaching interests
  • International Law
  • Property Law
  • Trusts
  • Comparative Law
  • Law of the sea
Topic coordinator
LLAW2214 Property, Equity and Trusts
LLAW3250 International Law
LLIR9501 Principles of International Law (LLM)
LLAW3221 Real Property Law
LLAW3273 Mooting and International Appellate Advocacy
Supervisory interests
Comparative law
Immigration and refugee law
International energy and resources law
International law
Islamic and Middle Eastern law
Trusts and property law (comparative)
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: International Energy Law (1), International Law (1), Protection of Civilians under International Law and Islamic Law (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Taufan Muhammad

PhD: Regulating Oil and Gas Operation in Indonesian Waters: International and Domestic Legal Perspective on Offshore Installations and Tankers’ - SEP 2017

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