How can the legal system allow us to effectively advocate for the environment and what are the major barriers?
Join us to hear a panel of professionals discuss this question by referring to their own experiences. The panellists will also be talking about their particular area of interest, and how the current legal system enables and restricts their cause
Environmentalism is a concept that unites a wide range of groups and causes. We seek to maintain the multi-faceted nature of the concept by representing a variety of these views on the panel.
We encourage you to come with questions for the panel, and to stick around afterwards to enjoy wine and cheese with the panellists and other law students.
Time: Thursday, 1 September 2016 from 6:30–8 pm
Venue: Room 102, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton. Room: TBC.
Graeme McEwan — Graeme has been a practicing barrister for over 25 years and is also the President of the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel (BAWP), a Bar Association of the Victorian Bar that focuses on law reform and strategic litigation. In the past Graeme been a part-time lecturer at Melbourne Law School teaching Animal Law.
Jo Slater — Jo has been working as a lawyer for Ashurst for over 5 years in the Environment, Energy and Resources area. She is also a volunteer lawyer and member of the executive for Lawyers for Animals, an organisation dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through education and law.
Stephanie Niall — Stephanie is a Research Fellow, sessional lecturer and PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School. She worked at Ashurst (then Blake Dawson) for several years before completing her Masters of Environmental Management and Climate Policy at Yale University. Stephanie also has management consulting experience working in a leading dedicated sustainability advisory service.
Lee Godden — Lee is the Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law based at the The University of Melbourne and lectures and co-ordinates subjects in the Juris Doctor and Masters degrees atMelbourne Law School. She has extensive research, writing and teaching experience in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, water law, and Indigenous people’s land and resource rights. Lee’s considerable contribution to environmental conservation and social justice has been recognised by invited membership of leading national and international environmental organisations.