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LAW & RESEARCH

Nicole Rogers

Dr Nicole Rogers is an Associate Professor and founding member of the School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University.

Nicole researches and publishes in the areas of wild law/Earth jurisprudence and interdisciplinary climate studies encompassing climate litigation, climate activism and climate fiction.

From 2014 to 2017, she instigated and co-led the Wild Law Judgment project. She is co-editor of Law as if Earth Really Mattered: the Wild Law Judgment Project (Routledge, 2017). Her 2019 Routledge monograph, Law, Fiction and Activism in a Time of Climate Change, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Hart-SLSA book prize.

In 2019, Nicole played an advisory role, and acted as an expert witness, in the trial of Greg Rolles in the Bowen Magistrates Court; this was the first attempt by a climate activist to use the extraordinary emergency defence in the Queensland Criminal Code.


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“Like all extraordinary emergencies, climate change requires an urgent and drastic response. As the climate emergency develops, our current understanding of what is reasonable and what is lawful will inevitably change.”



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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



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