The Anthropocene Judgments project: A thought experiment in futureproofing the common law

Nicole Rogers*, Michelle Maloney

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Abstract

We introduce here a new critical judgments project: the Anthropocene Judgments project. The project is intended to be an interdisciplinary, collaborative, visionary initiative, a collective effort on the part of legal scholars, writers of speculative fiction, literary scholars and climate scientists to anticipate what may lie ahead. Participants will engage in futuristic modelling and write judgments of, and for, the future – constructing innovative pathways of legal reasoning to address the novel, socio-legal and environmental challenges of the Anthropocene. In this article, we develop our ideas for the project, canvass possible directions for future judgment writing and explain the importance of this ambitious endeavour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022
Externally publishedYes

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