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University Fellow in Law, Charles Darwin University

John Garrick LLB (Hon 1, UTS), M.Soc Stud (Policy) (Sydney), Ph.D (UTS), is currently University Fellow in Law at Charles Darwin University. He was previously in private legal practice with a major Sydney law firm specialising in commercial law, Chinese commercial law reform and international comparative law. John has worked extensively in both legal practice and academia in Hong Kong, the Middle East, North America and Australia.

John has written and co-edited a wide range of scholarly publications, including:

1. Garrick, J. & Bennett, Yan Chang (2018) “Xi Jinping Thought”: Realisation of the Chinese Dream of National Rejuvenation? China Perspectives, No. 2018/1-2 pp. 99-105 (also in French).
2. Garrick, J. & Bennett, Yan Chang (2017 paperback) China’s Socialist Rule of Law Reforms under Xi Jinping, Routledge, London & New York.
3. Garrick, J. (ed) (2014 paperback) Law and Policy for China’s Market Socialism, Routledge, London & New York.
4. Garrick, J. (ed) (2014 paperback) Law, Wealth & Power in China: Commercial Law Reforms in Context, Routledge, London & New York.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Business Law, Charles Darwin University


  • 1996 
    UTS, Ph.D