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Wild Law Seminar

  • Cooroora Institute 780 Cooroy Belli Creek Rd (map)

A lively one day interactive seminar exploring developments in wild laws and earth jurisprudence with Dr Michelle Maloney.

Dr Michelle Maloney (BA/LLB(Hons) ANU, PhD in law, Griffith University) is the Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance.  AELA advocates for Earth centred law, governance, economics and ethics. Michelle has 30 years’ experience designing climate change, social justice, and ecological justice projects in Australia, the US, UK and Indonesia.  She leads multi-disciplinary teams within AELA and is on the Executive Committee of several international networks, including the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, the International Ecological Law and Governance Association and the “Yes to Life, No to Mining” International Network.

Michelle is a lively and entertaining speaker and makes learning about wild law accessible and fun. If you want to learn the many positive ways the world is changing, then be inspired through this workshop

$55 - includes morning and afternoon tea. Bring your own lunch. Buy a place now.


9.30am Morning tea, welcome to country and introduction to Cooroora

10am – 12noon

Overview of Wild Law - What it is, its origins in deep ecology, and its practical implementation around the world. We’ll also explore how the Australian Earth Laws Alliance works to implement wild law in Australia, through its programs that focus on ethics, economics, art, education, planning and rights of nature laws

12 – 1.30pm  Lunch

1.30 – 2.30

Wild law in practice – An enjoyable and thought provoking ‘role play’, where participants work on an everyday environmental issue – a proposed new development – through the lens of wild law: where animals, plants, rivers and mountains have a say

2.30-3pm Afternoon break


Developments in Australia – why communities around Margaret River, the Blue Mountains and the Great Barrier Reef are exploring wild law and rights of nature laws; future issues, events and opportunities

4-4.30pm Discussion and close

More about Michelle here and more about the Australian Earth Laws Alliance here.

Buy a place now.

Stay on for our concert on Sunday 26th August at 3pm: Delicious Ironies from Clocked Out (Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold) with composer Lindsay Vickery

The following month the Cooroora Institute is running Wild Printing workshops and Nature Writing and the Poetics of Place, which will extend the ideas of wild law to creative practice. 


Earlier Event: August 19
Open Studio
Later Event: August 26
Concert - Delicious Ironies