Democracies have many choices in how to shape their environmental futures, and law plays an important role in realising those choices. Environmental problems require consideration of incommensurable issues, such as vast numbers of people in many different places. How do we craft a body of law that is both stable and dynamic so as to ensure a just future?
About the speaker: Professor Liz Fisher
Liz Fisher, BA/LLB (UNSW), D Phil (Oxon) is Professor of Environmental Law at Corpus Christi College and the Faculty of Law. She researches in the areas of environmental law and administrative law exploring the interrelationship between law, administration and regulatory problems in different legal cultures. In particular she focuses on the role of science in that interelationship. Her 2007 book, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism, won the SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2008.
This lecture is part of the Contextual Lecture Series: Tomorrow's World - Intimations of the Future