Associate Professor Nicole Rogers

Dr Nicole Rogers is an Associate Professor in the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University, NSW.

She completed an Arts degree with first class honours and a Law Degree with first class honours at the University of Sydney, and holds a Masters of Law degree from the University of Wollongong and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Southern Cross University. Nicole was a founding member of the School of Law and Justice and is the lawyer on the Southern Cross University Human Research Ethics Committee, a position she has held since 2004. She writes and publishes in the areas of the intersection of performance studies theory and law, wild law/earth jurisprudence, and interdisciplinary climate studies encompassing climate activism, climate litigation and climate fiction. In 2014 she initiated the Wild Law Judgment project, which she co-led for three years, and she co-edited the 2017 Routledge book, Law as if Earth Really Mattered. The Wild Law Judgment Project. She is the author of Law, Fiction and Activism in a Time of Climate Change (Routledge, 2019).

Teaching and research keywords

#environmentallaw, #climatechange, #wildlaw, #constitutionallaw, #climateactivism, #climatelitigation, #climatefiction, #climateinterdisciplinarystudies, #climateemergency


Member of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance and the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Selected publications

Nicole Rogers, Law, Fiction and Activism in a Time of Climate Change (Routledge, 2019).

Nicole Rogers, 'Beyond Reason: Activism and Law in a Time of Climate Change' (2018) 12 Journal for the Study of Radicalism 157 - 182.

Nicole Rogers and Michelle Maloney (eds), Law as if Earth really mattered: the wild law judgment project (Routledge, 2017).

Nicole Rogers, 'Making Climate Science Matter in the Courtroom' (2017) 34 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 475 - 487.

Nicole Rogers, 'Performance and Pedagogy in the Wild Law Judgment Project' (2017) 27 Legal Education Review Article 3.

Nicole Rogers, 'Litigation, activism, and the paradox of lawfulness in an age of climate change', in Tom Bristow & Thomas H Ford (eds), A cultural history of climate change (Routledge, 2016) 211 – 228 (also published as Nicole Rogers, ‘ “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun”: Climate change litigation, climate change activism and lawfulness’ (2015) 13 New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 179 – 199.)

Nicole Rogers, ‘Where the wild things are: finding the wild in law’ in Peter Burdon (ed), Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press, 2011) 183 - 191.

Nicole Rogers, ‘Law and the Fool’ (2010) 14 Law Text Culture 286 – 308.

Selected links

Law as if Earth really mattered: the Wild Law Judgment project