Dr. Nicole Rogers‘ profile as a leading scholar in climate change activism and wild law jurisprudence was highlighted in 2017 with an impressive range of publications and conference invitations.

Justice Brian PrestonHer co-edited book, Law as if Earth really mattered: the Wild Law Judgment project  (Routledge), was launched in Research Week by Chief Judge of the NSW Land & Environment Court, Judge Brian Preston. Featuring chapters from Nicole, plus SLJ colleagues Aidan Ricketts, Dr Tom Round, Professor Bee Chen Goh, and Dr Cristy Clark, the book ‘interrogates the anthropocentric and property rights assumptions embedded in existing common law by placing Earth … at the centre of their rewritten and hypothetical judgments’.

As evidence of her research’s national and international impact, Nicole was invited  to present papers on the wild law judgment project at the General Assembly of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO in May, and at the UNESCO World Conference on Humanities in Belgium in August. These appearances followed two earlier invitations in the year to speak at symposia in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Nicole published l co-edited book, 2 book chapters and 3 journal articles in 2017, with another article accepted for the 2018 Summer issue of the Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Nicole is also working with colleagues at the University of Newcastle and Griffith University to host an interdisciplinary Narratives of Climate Change symposium in Newcastle in July 2018.