Youth Activists, Climate Conscious Lawyering and Environmental Policy: Parliamentary Inquiry Submissions in Legal Education

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Journal (January 2022 Forthcoming)

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 21.33

19 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2021

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Andrew Ray

ANU College of Law

Annika Reynolds

ANU College of Law

Heather Roberts

ANU College of Law

Date Written: December 3, 2021

Abstract

As legal practice adapts to the changing expectations lawyers face, law schools must also adapt to ensure they continue to engage their student populations. How law schools can teach the wider 'climate-conscious' advocacy skills that future legal generations will require remains an underexplored area. In this article, we propose one novel approach law schools might take, namely, creating and implementing a parliamentary inquiry submission student writing program. We argue that such an approach can help students develop unique skills, further hone their interest in environmental legal issues and empower students to have a practical and real impact on the policy process.

Keywords: Environmental Law, Legal Education, Government Inquiries

Suggested Citation

Ray, Andrew and Reynolds, Annika and Roberts, Heather, Youth Activists, Climate Conscious Lawyering and Environmental Policy: Parliamentary Inquiry Submissions in Legal Education (December 3, 2021). IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Journal (January 2022 Forthcoming), ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 21.33, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3976743 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3976743

Andrew Ray (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Annika Reynolds

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Heather Roberts

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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