Professor of Law




PhD (Natal)

Arriving in 1988, Laurence Boulle is a founding member of Bond University. Prior to his arriv

Laurence Boulle

Laurence Boulle

al at Bond he taught at the University of Natal and the University of Adelaide and over time his career has included teaching and working at universities in Europe, Africa, Australasia and North America.

His books on constitutional law, employment law, mediation and dispute resolution have been published in seven countries. He chaired the Federal Government’s National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council from 1999 to 2003 and is currently a part-time member of the National Native Title Tribunal. The Editor of the ADR Bulletin since 1997, he is also an accredited mediator of the Supreme Court of Queensland.


  • Constitutional Reform and Apartheid. L. J. Boulle. New York: St. Martin’s, 1984, 270 pp. “This authoritative volume details thoroughly and succinctly the process and product of South Africa’s recent constitutional reform. The author, a South African lawyer, effectively disposes of its architects’ “consociational” pretensions (claiming kinship with modes of government by consensus among groups, as in Switzerland). He also points to a future in which the distinction between “citizen” and “noncitizen” rather than between races will become the justification for white control over blacks in South Africa.”