Melbourne University Law Students' Society

The Annual Environment Lecture is aimed towards students and members of the legal community with an interest in law and the environment. In light of the Paris Agreement and the pressing international concern on the effects of global warming, this year's topic will focus on "climate change, refugees and international human rights – sustaining cultural heritage".


Guest Lecturer

The Hon. Acting Justice Simon R. Molesworth AO, Land and Environment Court of NSW is the special guest lecturer for the evening.

Justice Molesworth is a world-renowned environment lawyer, who has worked extensively in sustainability and heritage law. A summary of his achievements are listed below:

  • Acting Justice of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales (2017)
  • Queens Council (1995)
  • Ashurst Senior Associate  (1977)
  • State Mining Warden (1994)
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal (1994)
  • Monash University Professorial Fellow (2013)
  • La Trobe University Professor (2013)
  • Chairman of the Environment Defenders Office (1990)
  • Councillor of the National Trusts of Australia (1980)
  • Chairman of the International National Trusts Organisation (2007)
  • Head Delegate of UN UNFCCC COP15 Copenhagen (2009)
  • Commonwealth Government National Heritage Committee (1996)
  • Deputy Chairman of Parks Victoria (1994)
  • Centenary Medal (2003)
  • Order of Australia (2012)

A more extensive resumé may be found here.


Master of Ceremonies

Mr Robert Jamieson will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Mr Jamieson is a partner and the practice head of Ashurst's environment team and practice leader of the firm's Asia-Pacific resources and utilities practice.


Event Information

Date: Monday the 1st of May

Time: 6:30 pm

Venue: Room GM 16, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton 3065

Nibbles: Drinks and canapés on arrival. 



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