The obligation to teach climate change law

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


In this presentation I examine the rationale for the assertion that law teachers and law schools have an obligation to teach climate change law. After briefly presenting the scientific and legal perspectives on climate change, I offer three arguments in support of this assertion. Firstly, the law has a key role to play in regulating and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. Secondly, climate change will impact many, if not most, areas of law and legal practice. And finally, law schools have a general obligation to serve the public good, and the public good is served by empowering and motivating law students to use their expertise to contribute to efforts to mitigate climate change.
Period13 Oct 2022
Held atUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia, New South Wales
Degree of RecognitionLocal