PROF Jacqueline Peel

PROF Jacqueline Peel


  • Academic, Law
  • Climate Change Regulation
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International and Domestic Environmental Law; Law and Science; Risk Regulation and Precaution; Trade and Environment



  • Professor Jacqueline Peel is an expert in the field of environmental and climate change law. Her scholarship on these topics encompasses international, transnational and national dimensions, as well as interdisiplinary aspects of the law/science relationship in the environmental field. Professor Peel is the author or co-author of several books and numerous articles on these topics. She has been an active contributor to public policy formulation on climate change and environmental issues at the national and international level through her work on bodies such as the ILA Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change. Professor Peel's research has attracted funding from various organisations including the Australian Research Council, VCCCAR and the United States Studies Centre. She has also been the recipient of prestigious awards such as a Fulbright Scholarship and NYU Hauser Scholarship.

    Professor Peel holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Hon I) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Laws from New York University where she was a Fulbright scholar, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. In 2003-2004, Jacqueline returned to NYU Law School as a Hauser Research Scholar and Emile Noel Fellow. Prior to her appointment at Melbourne, Jacqueline completed an internship at the United Nations International Law Commission, working with Professor James Crawford on the ILC's State responsibility articles. From 1997 to 1999 she practised environmental and planning law at the national law firm of Allens Arthur Robinson.

    Professor Peel's research interests are in the areas of environmental law (domestic and international), risk regulation and the role of science and climate change law. Her books on these topics, include The Role of International Environmental Law in Disaster Risk REduction (ed with D. Fisher, Brill, 2016); Climate Change Litigation: Regulatory Pathways to Cleaner Energy (with H. Osofsky, 2015,   


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2007
  • LLM, New York University 2000
  • LLB, The University of Queensland 1996
  • BSc, The University of Queensland 1996



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