Dr Brad Jessup is an environment expert at The University of Melbourne whose interdisciplinary research traverses areas of law, environment, society and policy. He has been a member of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law since 2012 when he joined Melbourne Law School where teaches tort law, environmental law and experiential subjects.
Brad previously worked at the Australian National University's ANU College of Law and within the planning and environmental law practice at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Brad is a human geographer and an environmental and planning lawyer who offers global, national and local perspectives in his research. Brad's research crosses disciplines in the legal geography tradition and draws on political theories, his expert knowledge of environmental law processes, and case study examples of law in society. Brad is especially interested in the law and regulation of place, the human and environmental experience of harm, and the role of the law, society and policy in responding to risk and threats of harm.
Brad's PhD was on the topic of concepts of justice in Australian environmental law. His thesis critiqued the law from a theoretical, empirical, doctrinal and philosophical perspective, responding to the question: Are Australia's environmental laws just?
With Professor Kim Rubenstein, Brad is the editor of a collection of essays published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. The collection, Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law, brings together international legal and humanities scholars to analyse the dominant ways of knowing, constructing and presenting information about global environmental 'problems' and 'solutions'.
Brad has undertaken funded research for the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre comparing the land use planning and safety aspects of pipeline regulation on the urban fringe across a number of jurisdictions. Brad has also undertaken detailed research on Australian marine protected areas, Vietnam's environmental laws, and the regulatory conflict around wind farms and nuclear waste.
Brad is admitted to practice law. He worked in commercial practice from 2001 to 2006. During that time he advised clients in long-running legal disputes and discrete legal matters concerning environmental impact assessment, town planning, land access, pollution, and environmental torts.
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Asserting land rights through technology and democratic expression: the effect of the Indi..
Nuclear Citizens Jury: From Local Deliberations to Transboundary and Transgenerational Leg..
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Asserting land rights through technology and democratic expression: the effect of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago v Indonesia case
Cobi Calyx, Brad Jessup, Mona SIHOMBING
Book Chapter | 2019
This book is the first legal geography book to explicitly engage in method. It complements this by also bringing together differen..
Nuclear Citizens Jury: From Local Deliberations to Transboundary and Transgenerational Legal Dilemmas
Cobi Calyx, Brad Jessup
Journal article | 2019 | Environmental Communication
South Australia is home to one of the world’s largest uranium mines for export, but does not participate in further stages of the ..
Trajectories of Environmental Justice: From Histories to Futures and the Victorian Environmental Justice Agenda
Journal article | Victoria University Law and Justice Journal
Before the last state election, the current Victorian government promised from opposition to develop an Environmental Justice Plan..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Admission To Legal Practice
Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Australian National University
MASTERS IN PHILOSOPHY
University of Cambridge
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