15 & 16 February: Frontiers 3 - Annual Australian Colloqium for Environmental Law Teachers and Researchers


16 & 16 February 2017, Melbourne Law School


The annual Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium provides a forum for environmental law teachers and researchers to share and discuss their ideas, research and teaching practices. Through a supportive forum, it is hoped that we can appreciate and implement best practices and explore innovative ideas across our discipline and institutions and in doing so shape a sustainable future in our region.The National Environmental Law Association and the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne invite you to participate in Frontiers 3: the third Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium.

Colloquium Aims

The aims of this colloquium are to:
*  Provide a collegial forum in which participants exchange ideas, information and research on environmental law and policy issues.
*  Promote an inclusive and supportive network of Australian and New Zealander environmental law scholars.
*  Identify and discuss opportunities for research synergies, career progression and collaboration.
*  Share and learn about innovative approaches to teaching and research in environmental law.  

Colloquium Themes

The papers discussions and presentations will  engage with the ideas of frontiers, boundaries and intersections in environmental law, particularly:
*  Intersections across environmental disciplines and environmental law.  
*  Multi-level or trans-jurisdictional governance of environmental problems.
*  Researching environmental law through partnerships or novel or less frequently used methodologies.
*  The regulation of cross-cutting or emerging environmental issues.
*  Unpacking framings and foundational ideas of environmental law (e.g sustainability, justice, resilience, adaptation).
*  Critical and contextual understandings of recent case law.
*  New, experimental, or research-integrated approaches to teaching environmental law.


The focus of the colloquium was on research paper presentation sessions, interspersed with brief provocative plenary incursions and collaborative sessions on teaching, research methodologies, and environmental law interactions and intersections outside of the academy.