Prohibiting Hijab in Educational Institutions: A Constitutional Assessment
Farrah Ahmed, Mohsin Alam Bhat, Aparna Chandra, Raunaq Jaiswal, Gauri Pillai, Faiza Rahman, Rishika Sahgal, John Sebastian and Anup Surendranath, 17 March 2022
Watch: Property, acquisition and compensation: environmental regulation and cultural loss
Professor Lee Godden (Director, CREEL) presented a seminar on the topic of Property, acquisition and compensation: environmental regulation and cultural loss, on Tuesday 3 May 2022.Recording of the seminar: Property, acquisition and compensation: environmental regulation and cultural loss. Presented by Professor Lee Godden
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Strategic Litigation on Climate in Europe
This project, now in Phase 2, evaluates the impacts of a targeted program of climate litigation and associated shareholder/investor activism, which has been funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and is being implemented by the public interest environmental law NGO ClientEarth, based in the United Kingdom.
Environmental lawyering and professional responsibilities in crisis?
Monday, 11 September 2023, 4.00-5.30pm, Room 317A discussion with Steven VaughanAs a species and as a planet, we are facing significant environmental harms, many of which are highly likely to only get worse over time - climate change, air pollution, biodiversity loss, deforestation, chemical harms, waste pollution, poor water quality, and so on. Somewhere in the story of each of these forms of environmental harm are environmental lawyers. They work in law firms large and small; they work for the government and regulators as civil servants; they work in-house in large corporations and charities. These lawyers lubricate, lobby, legislate, and litigate for their clients. In his recent inaugural professorial lecture and paper, Professor Steven Vaughan has suggested that some of the environmental harms that environmental lawyers help their clients bring about, ‘perfectly legally’, raise important and significant questions about the ethics of that lawyering. Do environmental lawyers do things that cost society – in the form of environmental harms – too much? And does legal ethics (written down in regulatory rulebooks and, more generally, in the theories of lawyers’ ethics) help or hinder those actions?In September we hosted a discussion with Steven Vaughan about environmental lawyering and professional responsibilities and also heard from other legal scholars and practitioners working on lawyers’ roles and responsibilities in our current environmental predicament.Co-hosted by CREEL, Melbourne Climate Futures, and the Australian Legal Ethics Network at Melbourne Law School.A discussion with Steven Vaughan about environmental lawyering and professional responsibilities.
Watch: China's Energy Law and Energy Sector in the Context of Carbon Neutrality Objective
Dr Hao Zhang, Assistant Professor, and Deputy LLM Programme Director (Energy and Environmental Law), Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong discussed his research on China's energy law in a seminar series hosted by CREEL, on Thursday 21 July 2022.Recording of 'China's Energy Law and Energy Sector in the Context of Carbon Neutrality Objective'.
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Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law
This project aims to address the need to reconcile the tensions between the pursuit of diversity and the promotion of social cohesion. This critical problem becomes increasingly urgent as nations grapple with the challenges of highly diverse multi-cultural societies. The project aims to build a team of researchers who draw on the experience of constitutionalism throughout the world to investigate how Constitutions, in their design and in their application, can unify while nurturing the diversity appropriate for a complex, modern society. This project is intended to help governments, judiciaries and the public resolve intense controversies over ideals.
Statelessness and Citizenship Review
Statelessness and Citizenship Review Journal. An online journal established by the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI).
Watch: Groundwater and Climate Change Panel Discussion
Co-hosted with the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, and the Australian Chapter of IAH the panel discussed groundwater and climate change.The event was held on 25 May 2023.Groundwater and Climate Change Panel Discussion
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Social media ads are littered with ‘green’ claims. How are we supposed to know they’re true?
Research by the Australian Ad Observatory project has found more than 8,000 ads served more than 20,000 times in people’s Facebook feeds containing many green claims that are vague, meaningless or unsubstantiated and consumers are potentially being deceived.Social media ads are littered with ‘green’ claims. How are we supposed to know they’re true? by Prof Christine Parker
Covid and Law in Asia: Launch of Australian Journal of Asian Law Special Issue
Thursday 21 July, 2022
Careers and cutting-edge research in law and the environment
Tuesday 1 August 2023, 1-2pm, Room 628In this panel session, three current CREEL graduate researchers shared their career stories and a little about their current PhD research and where it will take them, post-PhD.Careers in law and the environment at a panel session
Environmental offsets: problems and possibilities across carbon, water and biodiversity
Thursday 19 October 2023, 12.30-2.15pm, Room 317MCLE Annual ForumPolicies and laws for environmental offsets are now used across domains as diverse as greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity and water at both international and national levels around the world. Despite their growth and the controversy that framework for offsets have often attracted, there has been little attention to the potential for lesson-learning across different offset domains.This forum aims to start this cross-cutting discussion with a panel of two speakers reflecting on offsets in different contexts.Environmental offsets: problems and possibilities across carbon, water and biodiversity
About the Conference
- Past project
Corporate Energy Transition
Funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (DP160100255) for 2016-2019, this project explores how corporate and securities law mechanisms can be used to incentivise private sector transition to clean energy sources and business practices.
Watch: River Futures
Revisit this seminar by Ms Lidia Cano Pecharroman, PhD candidate MIT and Mr Cyrille Vallet, PhD candidate, Universities of Geneva (Switzerland) and Lyon (France), who presented two perspectives on the role of law and regulation in shaping our future relationship with rivers in the USA and Europe. The seminar was held at the Law School on Wednesday 12 July 2023.Recording of River Futures. Presented by Ms Lidia Cano Pecharroman, PhD candidate MIT and Mr Cyrille Vallet, PhD candidate, Universities of Geneva (Switzerland) and Lyon (France).
The public interest, law and the environment: Tasmanian Dam 40 years on
Thursday 17 August 2023, 4.30-7pm, Room 317CREEL and MLS Clinics program co-hosted an informal panel session about public interest litigation related to the environment for the Melbourne Law School staff and students.The public interest, law and the environment: Tasmanian Dam 40 years on
'Islam and Covid-19 in Indonesia' Online Conference
Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim society and home to some of the world’s largest Muslim organisations, with high levels of infection and many deaths. This online conference, a joint initiative of the new Indonesian International Islamic University and the University of Melbourne, explores how Muslims and Islamic institutions have responded to the pandemic. Leading experts from Indonesia and Australia will debate a wide range of issues, including Muslim leadership and the responses of women leaders, Islam and disaster management, the impact on Islamic education (pesantren and universities), and the politics of halal vaccination, among others.
Australia-New Zealand Consumer Law Roundtable
Full day forum presented by 14 speakers and attended by over 40 registered attendees from across Australia and New Zealand. The roundtable was convened by Professor Elise Bant and Professor... 4 Dec 2019 - 4 Dec 2019
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ADM+S Members Selected for 2024 Visiting Researcher Program
Six ADM+S Research Fellows and PhD Students, including Sarah Cupler from UoM Node have been selected through a competitive application process to participate in the 2024 Visiting Researcher Program at the University of Amsterdam.Sarah Cupler selected for 2024 visiting researcher program.
Journal of Equity Conference: Equity, Charity and Governance
Online conference for Journal of Equity hosted by Obligations Group, Melbourne Law School
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Academic profile of Professor Andrew Robertson, Melbourne Law School
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Academic profile of Professor Michelle Foster, Melbourne Law School
Constitutional Transformation Network policy papers, policy briefs, submissions and Melbourne Forum reports.
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Current Competition Law and Economics Network's research projects.