Melbourne Centre for Law and the Environment strives to advance cutting-edge research, education, and active community engagement on legal, regulatory and policy frameworks that confront pressing local and global environmental and natural resources issues, while supporting climate action and the rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples, affected communities, and the non-human world.
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MCLE Director and faculty members who bring a wealth of experience across diverse areas of law.View
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
Read about the range of topics being explored and addressed by our Graduate Researchers.View
MCLE (formerly CREEL) Annual Reports provide details about the many achievements, events and research activities undertaken at the Research Centre.
Australian Climate Change Litigation Database
This is the first comprehensive Database of Australian case law relating to climate change.
Bringing researchers and practitioners together
Current Research Projects
Learn about MCLE's current research projects.
Completed Research Projects
Publications and Other research outputs
Find the latest publications and past research projects by MCLE members.
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Research Partner Associations and Resources
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Members of the Melbourne Centre for Law and the Environment teach subjects across the undergraduate breadth programs, JD, Masters, and also supervise PhD students. We look forward to meeting you.
Melbourne Law Masters 2023
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.
Information regarding other Law specialisations is available on the Melbourne Law Masters Specialist Legal Areas page.
Melbourne Law School Programs
More information on programs at Melbourne Law School:
Sustainability and Law in the Juris Doctor
See what study pathways and opportunities are available for our JD students.
Master of Energy and Resources Law
At MCLE 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.