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Climate Change and Law

Climate Change and Law

Climate change is expected to impact almost all aspects of human life. To address and ultimately reverse the wide-reaching effects of climate change, we need a new generation of energised, empowered, and legally educated advocates. 

Learning from the Executive Dean of Bond’s Faculty of Law, you will immerse yourself in the study of climate change and law through three online modules and a one-day practical workshop.

Learn online and at your own pace about the science of climate change, major international climate change agreements, and the legal proceedings brought against governments and corporations that have failed to take action.

This course is delivered via three online modules: 

  • The Science of Climate Change
  • Climate Law
  • Climate Change Litigation

Students will also complete a five-hour practical workshop, covering negligence, duty of care, and how to advocate persuasively for climate law reform. 

About this experience

Designed for: High school students in Years 11 and 12 

Delivery: On campus/online

Online course start date: Monday, 12 July, 2024

Registrations close: Monday, 15 Jully, 2024

Practical workshop date: Friday, 19 July, 2024

Learning time: A total of 20 hours of learning, consisting of: 

  • 7 hours of online modules on the Bond Learner platform
  • 6 hours face-to-face on campus 
  • 7 hours of additional readings and assessment

Location: Bond University Gold Coast campus

Cost: $50

High School study areas

Legal Studies

Meet your educator

Professor Nick James

An accomplished commercial lawyer and passionate educator, Professor Nick James is the Executive Dean of Bond’s Faculty of Law and leads all aspects of the Faculty’s academic and administrative functions. Having entered academia in 1996, Professor James has won numerous awards for his accomplishments in legal education and work in ensuring future lawyers are prepared to stand out in the modern legal landscape.

Professor James is also the Co-Director of the Bond University Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE), Co-Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans, President of the Australasian Animal Law Teachers Association (AALTRA), Immediate Past Chair of the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. 

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