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Frontiers of Environmental Law Colloquium

August 6, 2020 - August 7, 2020

$50 – $100
University of Western Australia

The annual Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium provides a forum for environmental law

academics and practitioners to share and discuss their experiences, research and teaching practices. Through a supportive forum, we aim to:

  • Foster a supportive and inclusive network of like-minded individuals;
  • Explore innovative environmental law ideas and insights with and beyond our discipline;
  • Contribute meaningfully to the future of environmental law in our region;
  • Share approaches to teaching and learning in environmental law; and
  • Assist environmental law academics to actively build their careers

Colloquium Themes for 2020

Environmental law is wide-ranging in its scope and ambitions and draws from diverse legal traditions

and techniques as well as multi-disciplinary and theoretical knowledge. As in previous years, we invite papers that engage with the ideas of frontiers and boundaries. There are four key themes for the 6th Colloquium in 2020:

  • Jurisdictional insights: exploring contemporary environmental law developments and future
  • horizons in specific jurisdictions (state and Federal), as well as comparative analyses across Australian state and/or national boundaries;
  • Law in action: examining the practical application of law on-the-ground, including implementation issues, critical analyses of case law, compliance and non-compliance concerns, and the challenges of law enforcement;
  • Towards best practice: showcasing innovative approaches to current environmental problems, particularly in the areas of natural resource extraction (living and non-living, marine or terrestrial), and environmental law responses to our changing climate; and Multi-disciplinarity: highlighting methodological challenges and substantive issues at the
  • intersection of environmental law and science, technology, engineering, economics, culture and the Arts etc.

Abstract submission

We invite proposal for research presentations on any of the above themes, and/or in relation to

teaching environmental law. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and submitted using the attached abstract proposal form. The due date for abstracts is the 31st October 2019, and they should be sent to erika.techera@uwa.edu.au.


The Colloquium will be held in the UWA Law School on the Crawley Campus of The University of

Western Australia – https://www.web.uwa.edu.au/ data/assets/pdf_file/0008/3373442/Crawley- campus-map-alphabetical-2018.pdf. The Colloquium will be conducted in an interactive, workshop style format, involving brief presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A. A detailed program will be available in late December 2019.


There will be a registration fee of $100 (+GST) to cover catering for the two days. A Colloquium

dinner will be held on the Thursday night, at the expense of individual participants. Unfortunately, we are not able to assist with travel and accommodation costs.


Accommodation is available on the perimeter of the UWA campus during the summer break, within

easy walking distance of the UWA Law School. For further details see https://www.uwa.edu.au/study/student-life/accommodation/short-stays. Other accommodation is available in the Perth city centre, a short bus or taxi ride from the UWA Crawley campus.


August 6, 2020
August 7, 2020
$50 – $100
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The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
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