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Nicole Rogers

BA(Hons)(Syd), LLB(Hons)(Syd), LLM(UOW), PhD(SCU)

Adjunct Professor

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

(07) 55893105
Gold Coast campus C624, Lismore
Nicole Rogers


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Nicole was a founding member of the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University and has developed and taught in over sixteen units in the School's LLB degree since it was introduced in 1993. She served as the lawyer on the University's Human Research Ethics Committee since 2004. She is currently a Professor in climate law in the Faculty of Law at Bond University and an adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University.


Nicole has published widely in the areas of wild law, interdisciplinary climate studies and law as performance. Her 1998 edited collection, Green Paradigms and the Law, pre-empted the wild law movement in Australia by linking the narratives of environmental activists with the work of environmental law theorists. In 2014, she instigated the Wild Law Judgments project and co-led the project from 2014 to 2017. She is co-editor of Law as if Earth Really Mattered: the Wild Law Judgment Project (Routledge, 2017) and author of Law, Fiction and Activism in a Time of Climate Change (Routledge, 2019), which was shortlisted for the 2020 Hart-SLSA book prize and the 2020 inaugural Australian Legal Research Book Award. Her monograph on the Australian megafires of 2019/2020, Law, Climate Emergency and the Australian Megafires, was published by Routledge in September 2021.

Supervisory Interests

Interdisciplinary climate studies, activism and the law, performance studies theory and the law, climate fiction and the law, climate litigation, wild law.

Articles from The Conversation

Brendan Mackey and Nicole Rogers, 'Explainer: Wilderness and Why It Matters', The Conversation, (online, 29 January 2015)

Nicole Rogers, 'Activists Are Using the Climate Emergency as a New Legal Defence to Justify Law-Breaking', The Conversation, (online, 23 September 2019)

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