The Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL) aims to promote research, teaching and publication in the areas of climate change, sustainable development, urban planning and Indigenous rights.
- Research Centre Directors
CREEL Directors and Administration staff.View
CREEL members from the Melbourne Law School bring a wealth of experience across diverse areas of law.View
- Advisory Board
The Centre seeks to ensure that its activities are of practical utility. It has the benefit of an Advisory Board whose members have collective experience that covers the whole spectrum of environmental, energy and natural resources developments in Australia, as well as international and comparative research and teaching.View
- Graduate Reseachers
Read about the range of topics being explored and addressed by our Graduate Researchers.View
Members of CREEL and associated Law School staff research across many areas of environmental law and policy, natural resources, energy law, indigenous peoples rights with respect to land and resources.
- Current Research Projects
View here to learn about CREEL's current research projects.
- Past Research Projects
- Publications and Awards
Find the latest publications and past research projects by CREEL members.
See CREEL's recent submissions
- Australian Climate Change Litigation Database
This is the first comprehensive Database of Australian case law relating to climate change.
- Research Partner Associations and Resources
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The Environment, Energy and Resources Law Program provides an insight into a dynamic area of law with strong commercial and social impacts. Legal practitioners and professionals in government and the resources, energy and environment sectors explore topics of national and international importance across an emerging range of critical issues. Areas of focus include Resource Regulation in Mining, Petroleum and Water Resources, as well as Climate Change, Energy Regulation, Development of Infrastructure, Indigenous Rights, and Environmental Law and Sustainability.
Melbourne Law Masters 2017
The Environment, Energy and Resources Law specialisations are now offered as separate Masters specialisations
Information regarding other Law specialisations is available on the Melbourne Law Masters page: Specialist Legal Areas
Melbourne Law School Programs
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At CREEL we are proud to have hosted academics from around the world who share our passion and interests in Resources, Energy and Environmental Law. Affiliations with our Alumni are far ranging and we value the contributions of our members. See our Upcoming Events.
Thursday 1:00pm - 2:00pmGlobal Project on Artificial Photosynthesis and the Transition from Corporatocene to SustainoceneSeminar/Forum
In an intersection between the sacred and the legal, a court in India recognised the Himalayas as a legal person, but what does it mean for their preservation?By Erin O’Donnell, University of Melbourne and Julia Talbot-Jones, Australian National UniversityNews
Wendy Harmer speaks to Erin O'Donnell from CREEL about rivers being granted personhood.News
Authors Erin O'Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones, discuss the world's newest notable legal persons.News
Erin O'Donnell, says damming Northern Australia should not come at the expense of sustainability. This radio interview underscores the ongoing public interest in water law and governance. Erin is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, PhD Candidate and member of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL).News
Poor and misleading disclosure may be a looming legal issue in Australia, but there is also growing evidence it can have a positive effect on companies.News
Authors Erin O'Donnell and Barry Hart, discuss the lessons which can be learned from the south of Australia when harnessing water resources in the north. See this story in The Conversation,News