Call for Papers – Australian Wild Law 2013

2013 Australian Wild Law Alliance

“Living within our ecological limits:
law and governance to nurture the Earth Community”

27-29 September 2013, Ian Hangar Recital Hall,

Southbank, Brisbane – Australia

Wild Law Australia Call for Papers

For a copy of our ‘Call for Papers’ flyer, please click here.

From 27-29 September 2013 the Australian Wild Law Alliance will host a multi-disciplinary conference aimed at exploring key questions for living within our ecological limits:

  • How do we know our ecological limits? And how do we know our place in Mother Earth?
    What can we learn from science, ethics, indigenous knowledge and spiritual connections to country?
  • What legal and governance mechanisms can help us live within our limits?
    What concepts and tools exist in economics, planning, law and other disciplines, that can help guide our efforts to live within our ecological limits?         
  • How do we change our current economic, political and legal systems to create human societies that live in a harmonious relationship with the Earth community?
    For example, what role can ‘rights of nature’ legislation play in shifting human societies towards an earth-centred world view and governance culture? What is the role of civil society in changing traditional power structures?

Papers are invited from academics, regulators, civil society organisations and activists who are interested in these topics.  The Conference organisers particularly encourage proposals for multi-disciplinary panels (for example three speakers for one session, from different disciplines), as well as proposals for working groups and round tables that address these topics.

For more information on the Australian Wild Law Conference visit


Please email your

  • 250 to 300 word abstract, and
  • 100 word speaker biography

To our email address:  by 30th June

Please type ‘ABSTRACT’ in your email title.