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In Conversation with Justice Pain: Courts and the Environmental Crisis - 28 November 2022

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Join us for an intimate evening of conversation with the longest serving judge on the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Justice Nicola Pain.

Armchair sessions are informal, discursive, and provocative events organised by King’s Climate Law and Governance Centre. They are given by international distinguished experts on their experience of cutting-edge issues in the field.

In this in-conversation event, Dr Emily Barritt, Senior Lecturer in environmental law, will talk to Justice Nicola Pain, King’s Visiting Professor in climate law, about her career as a judge, her experience adjudicating environmental damage and her favourite climate cases.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

About the speaker

Justice Nicola Pain is the 2022 Visiting Professor in Climate Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law. She was appointed a judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 2002. Early in her career Justice Pain was director of the Environmental Defenders Office a public interest community legal centre based in NSW Australia which specialises in using environmental law to protect the environment. Justice Pain also worked in environmental law and policy in senior positions in NSW and Australian government departments. Justice Pain is an adjunct professor and chair of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law Advisory Board at the University of Sydney Law School. She has presented and published numerous papers for a wide range of audiences in Australia and overseas on environmental law and related topics.

At this event

 Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli

Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli

Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Law and Governance

Emily Barritt

Emily Barritt

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law


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