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Courses & Professional Development

AELA is committed to increasing the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance, with a focus on law, economics, education, ethics and the arts/culture. See below for AELA's Professional Development short courses and testimonials:

The Introduction to Earth Laws (IEL) course will be hosted again from 5 - 26 March, 2024.

Read the Course Outline here.

    • 4 week ONLINE course
    • 5 to 26 March, 2024
    • Live classes are held on Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm Brisbane time / Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) [5pm - 7pm AEDT]
    • Facilitated by Dr Michelle Maloney and featuring experts from legal fields including Earth jurisprudence, Rights of Nature, Ecocide, Indigenous First Laws and more
    • Who should attend? Anyone who has an interest in Earth-centred governance and law. Lawyers, legal scholars and law students will find the course particularly beneficial, and will be able to claim Professional Development points from their relevant jurisdiction. Non-lawyers will also find the course beneficial, as it will enrich their knowledge and practice.
    • All classes are recorded
    • Participants can choose to participate in assessment (entirely optional) to earn a digital badge and certificate from AELA
    • Course Fees:
      • $295 per person, for people who work in the corporate or government sector
      • $180 per person, for people who work in the community and not-for-profit sector
    • For more information, contact us at aela@earthlaws.org.au

The Earth-Centred Futures course will be hosted again from 16 April to 4 June, 2024.

If you would like to express interest in joining this course, please complete our Expression of Interest form here.

    • 8 week ONLINE course.
    • 16 April to 4 June, 2024
    • Live classes are held on Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm Brisbane time / Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) [5pm - 7pm AEDT]
    • Facilitated by Dr Michelle Maloney and featuring experts from multi-disciplinary fields including Indigenous knowledge, western science, law, economics and policy.
    • Who should attend? Everyone! This course is aimed at a general audience of practitioners and scholars who wish to learn about how to integrate ecocentric thinking and practice more effectively into their own work
    • Live tutorials will also be offered during the 8 week course, based on course participants' interests and availability
    • All classes are recorded for class participants
    • Participants can choose to participate in assessment (entirely optional) to earn a digital badge from AELA
    • For more information, contact us at aela@earthlaws.org.au

Don't miss AELA's new course, designed in partnership with Future Dreaming Australia, in response to popular demand!

If you would like to express interest in joining this course, please complete our Expression of Interest form here.

Testimonials from 'Earth-Centred Futures' course participants