Paul teaches in the areas of Law for Leisure Sport and Tourism, Sport and the Law, Legal Issues for the Experience Industry, Tourism Law, Leisure Theory and Sociocultural Foundations of Leisure Sport and Tourism. In 1993 Paul received a UTS award for Excellence in Teaching and in 1998 the Australian National Award for University Teaching Excellence.
He is the former Chair of the World Leisure Commission for Law and Policy and the author of the Sao Paulo Declaration on Leisure and Globalisation for which he received a UNESCO Participation Grant in 2001. He is the Secretary of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand and Honorary legal adviser to the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies. He is a Member, ACOS Australian Centre for Olympic Studies.
Current research interests include:
- Compensation for loss of enjoyment and mental distress arising from a breach of a contract to provide a leisure experience;
- Law and Sport Management
- Play and Events
- Community Service Learning