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Public Lecture: How to advocate for climate action

In this public lecture, you will learn how legal processes and legal skills can be used by non-lawyers to advocate for climate action and persuade policy makers, private organisations and the public to contribute to efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

In the first part of the lecture, Professor Nick James will explain how lawyers are using legal processes – including climate litigation in Australia and overseas – to persuade and in some cases compel governments and corporations to take climate change seriously and respond appropriately.

He will then demonstrate how you can learn from lawyers and develop your own skills in advocacy and persuasion to convince others to contribute to climate action.

The current climate crisis requires a collective effort and collective change if we are going to make a difference, and after this lecture you will have a better understanding of how you can help.

Date: Thursday, 19 May 
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST, Gold Coast time)
Event format: Multimodal webinar with live Q&A
Location: Virtual, but you can attend the live-stream on campus if you wish (Room 4_3_41)
Tickets: Free, but please register to gain access to Zoom link or confirm your physical seat. 

About the speaker 

​Professor Nick James is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bond University. He is passionate about legal education and the role of law schools in modern society.

His areas of teaching expertise include climate law, animal law, legal theory, and business law. He has won numerous awards for his teaching, and he is the author of several leading textbooks.

Professor James is Co-Director of the Bond University Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE), Co-Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD), and President of the Australasian Animal Law Teachers Association (AALTRA).