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Wild Law: the Theory & Practice of Earth Jurisprudence, 7-13 November 2019, Brisbane

AELA is pleased to be running its annual, 5 day intensive course about Wild Law, Earth Jurisprudence and the Rights of Nature, at the GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Nathan Campus from from 7-13 November (teaching is held on Thurs 7, Fri 8, Mon 11, Tues 12 & Wed 13 November).

COURSE DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

The course is taught from 9.30am to 4pm on each of the following days:

Day 1 – Thursday 7th November
Day 2 – Friday 8th November
Day 3 – Monday 11th November
Day 4 – Tuesday 12th November
Day 5 – Wednesday 13th November

** PLEASE NOTE ** This is a University Accredited Course aimed at law students and legal practitioners. If you are interested in participating in a non-accredited/adult education workshop about Earth laws, please email: education@earthlaws.org.au.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2019 WILD LAW COURSE

University students from any academic institution, and from any discipline, are welcome to enroll. Legal practitioners and others interested in the course are also welcome to enroll.

  • To attend this course, you must first contact Griffith University Law School and discuss your enrollment and payment requirements.
  • GRIFFITH STUDENTS AND STUDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES - please use Course Code 5327LAW on your enrollment forms. For all questions, contact Griffith University Student Administration - 07 3735 7700
  • PRACTITIONERS, CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS AND ALL INTERESTED FOLKS - are welcome to enroll, please contact Student Administration to ask about the cost of enrolling. Please call Student Administration for more information: (07) 3735 7700

ABOUT THE 2019 WILD LAW COURSE

1. COURSE OVERVIEW
2. TOPICS COVERED
3. HOW TO ENROL - enrolment and payment must go through Griffith University
4. MORE INFORMATION


1. COURSE OVERVIEW

Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging field of legal philosophy that critiques law and governance from an Earth centred perspective and proposes new approaches to law, economics, education, ethics and governance.

This course introduces students to selected ecological, social, ethical and legal issues that must be addressed by industrial societies if we are to respond to life threatening climate change and ecological destruction. It will examine existing and emerging Rights of Nature and Legal Personhood laws in Ecuador, Bolivia, the USA, New Zealand, India, Colombia and Bangladesh, and enable students to analyse the potential of implementing Earth centred law in Australia. It will consider the implications of Earth Jurisprudence for Australian domestic law, including: property law, the doctrine of standing, constitutional law and ‘traditional’ environmental and planning law. It also introduces students to alternative legal frameworks being proposed and implemented by wild law advocates, Ecocide, Earth democracy and rights-based approaches to local environmental law making.


2. TOPICS COVERED

Over five days, students will engage with topics including:

  • Earth jurisprudence and ecological law
  • An introduction to the laws and Earth centred culture of first Nations Peoples, provided by First Nations guest speakers - Mary Graham and Ross Williams
  • Earth centred critiques of nature as property and the commodification of nature
  • Rights of Nature legislation and cases around the world
  • Laws that recognise the sentience and rights of animals
  • Environmental crime and Ecocide
  • Environmental constitutionalism
  • Law of the commons
  • Law and governance to address climate change and living within our ecological limits, including bioregional governance and regulating consumption

This course will enable students to analyse and critique the current legal system and design new approaches to law and governance in the 21st Century.


3. HOW TO ENROL

This subject is being held at Griffith University, Nathan campus, Brisbane from 7-13 November (teaching is held on Thurs 7, Fri 8, Mon 11, Tues 12 and Wed 13th November). The course is open to university students of any discipline, legal practitioners and anyone interested in exploring Earth jurisprudence and the emerging field of Earth laws.

  • GRIFFITH STUDENTS AND STUDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES - please use Course Code 5327LAW on your enrolment forms. For all questions, contact Griffith University Student Administration - 07 3735 7700
  • PRACTITIONERS, CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS AND ALL INTERESTED FOLKS - are welcome to enrol, please contact Student Administration to ask about the cost of enrolling. Please call Student Administration for more information: (07) 3735 7700

4. MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the COURSE CONTENT email: education@earthlaws.org.au

For information about HOW TO ENROLL please see above and call Griffith University Student Administration: (07) 3735 7700

For information about the course convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, please visit her profile page: www.earthlaws.org.au/about-us/aela-team/michellemaloney/