The Journal Jurisprudence


Doctor Aron Ping D’Souza

BA(Hons.) BA(Jurisprudence)(Hons.) MA(Oxon.) Ph.D

Dr Aron D’Souza is the editor of the Journal Jurisprudence, which he founded in 2008. 

Dr D’Souza read law at the University of Oxford and was a member of Harris Manchester College. In 2012, a prize for the best performance in the Second BA in Jurisprudence at Oxford has been named in his honour. Aron wrote his Ph.D. on the jurisprudence of intellectual property law at the University of Melbourne, where he taught in the economics and political science programs between 2007 and 2010. He also holds two undergraduate degrees from Monash University, where he was a tutor from 2005 until 2007.

Together with the Foundation for Young Australians, Aron founded the Nexus Australian Youth Summit, a branch of a global movement of young philanthropists and impact investors convened by the United Nations. The Prime Minister, the Hon. Kevin Rudd, commented, “The Nexus movement is recognised for its role in helping to build momentum towards a new way of interacting within communities that is socially focused and globally engaged.”

In 2013, the World Economic Forum named Dr D’Souza a Global Shaper and he won the Australian Leadership Award from the ADC Forum, upon whose advisory board he currently sits. In 2014, Men’s Style magazine recognised him as one of Australia’s most influential men.

Aron is an avid athlete and a keen believer in the importance of sport. Whilst at Oxford, he played rugby for Wadham College, where he wore the number 14 jersey and is currently the team’s Honorary Chairman.