Wild Law: The Theory and Practice of Earth Jurisprudence (5327LAW)

Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging field of legal philosophy that critiques law from an Earth centred perspective and proposes new approaches to law, economics and governance.This course introduces students to selected ecological, social, ethical and legal issues that must be addressed by industrial societies if we are to respond to life threatening climate change and ecological destruction. It will consider the implications of Earth Jurisprudence for Australian domestic law, including: property law, the doctrine of standing, constitutional law and 'traditional' environmental and planning law. It also introduces students to alternative legal frameworks being proposed and implemented by Earth law advocates, including the Rights of Nature, Ecocide, Earth democracy and rights-based approaches to local environmental law making.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Nathan Summer Semester 1Nathan Summer Semester 2Nathan Trimester 3

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
26 November 2018
Last day to add a course
9 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
23 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
20 January 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (70263) Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 08:00 - 16:50
26 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
N53 -1.23/24
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus