Professor Ben Boer

LL.B BA (Hons) LL.M (Melb)
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Biography

Ben Boer has been at the University of Sydney since 1992. He was appointed Emeritus Professor in 2008. In 2011 he was appointed as National Distinguished Professor at Wuhan University Law School in Hubei Province China, in its Research Institute of Environmental Law. He now spends some 3 months per year in Wuhan. Between 2006 and 2008, he was the international Co-Director of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Academy of Environmental Law and Visiting Professor based at the University of Ottawa. Formerly, Ben was Professor in Environmental Law, University of Sydney (1997 -2008) and the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Professor of Environmental Law, University of Sydney (1992-1996). Prior to that, at Macquarie University, he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Law (1979-1991) and part-time Lecturer in the Graduate School of the Environment, and Lecturer, Department of Legal Studies, La Trobe University (1974-1979). He was appointed as Deputy Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law in 2012, a position he held until 2016. He became a member of the Australian Academy of Law in 2016. He continues to be a member of the International Council of Environmental Law, based in Geneva.

In 2015. he was granted the Senior Scholarship Award by the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law; see http://www.iucnael.org/en/news/latest-news/96-featured/508-iucn-academy-of-environmental-law-2015-scholarship-awards

 

He has written on a wide range of environmental law topics in books, articles and reports; see https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/profiles/ben.boer.php

He is the co-editor,  with Professor Qin Tianbao,  of the new Chinese Journal of Environmental Law; see https://brill.com/view/journals/cjel/cjel-overview.xml  In 2018 he initiated the Wuhan University Environmental Law Clinic, and is now the co-chair of its International Advisory Committee.

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