Creating education resources

We are developing innovative digital pedagogical resources to support the mainstreaming of climate considerations in the core law school curriculum.

“The book provides the map for the journey; it is our task to follow it”

Justice Brian Preston

Chief Justice of the Land and Environment Court of NSW

As the world grapples with the escalating challenges of climate change, the legal profession finds itself at a crossroads. Becoming a Climate Conscious Lawyer: Climate and the Australian Legal System provides an original, innovative, and accessible analysis of the impact of climate change on legal doctrines and principles. It offers an overview of cutting-edge developments and how the transition to a low-carbon society is reshaping a wide range of laws, from corporate to criminal law, and beyond.

This valuable new resource supports legal professionals, law students, and legal educators to understand current legal challenges – providing the know-how to strategically navigate, and positively influence, the development of law to respond to a climate changed world. The book delivers a transformative approach to legal education: equipping law students to become climate-conscious professionals with the confidence and competency to deliver legal solutions to a diverse range of clients, and promote climate justice across diverse communities.

Tranche 1 includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Legal Education in a Changing Climate: Julia Dehm, Nicole Graham, and Zoe Nay
  • Chapter 2: Climate Change and Administrative Law: Anna Huggins and Ellen Hawkins
  • Chapter 3: Climate Change and Criminal Law: Steven Tudor and Nicole Rogers

The second tranche will be published in February 2025 and will include: Indigenous People and the Law; Property Law; Torts Law; Equity and Trusts; Ethics and Professional Responsibilities; Company Law; Public Law; Evidence Law; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contract Law. 

The third tranche will be published in April 2025 and will include: Human Rights Law; Migration and Refugee Law; Labour Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property and Technology Law; Consumer Law; International law; Clinical Legal Education; Legal Theory; Tax Law.