The Australian Centre for Environmental Law (ACEL) was established in 1991 to create a critical mass of environmental law and policy expertise. Since its inception, ACEL has established itself as the leading centre for environmental law and policy teaching and research in Australia.
ACEL's graduate program is designed for both those with no legal training and for lawyers. The program includes a comprehensive array of courses ranging from biodiversity to water, environmental planning and impact assessment to effective business regulation and enforcement.
The program's teachers include many of Australia's most prominent environmental lawyers. ACEL also engages in a wide range of research and consultancy projects relating to both domestic and international environmental law. The staff and teaching and research associates of ACEL are the authors of many of Australia's most significant books, articles and reports about environmental law. When members of the legal profession, government, business or the media seek expert information, they regularly turn to ACEL.