MR Brad Jessup

MR Brad Jessup


  • Academic, Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Assessment (Environmental impact assessment, EIA, planning)
  • Environmental Justice (Environmental politics, environmental ethics)
  • Environmental Law (Planning law, natural resources law, biodiversity law, forestry law, heritage law, environmental rights, marine protected areas, marine parks)
  • Environmental Torts
  • International Environmental Law (Regional environmental law, world heritage, climate change)
  • Land Use Planning (Environmental planning, wind energy planning)
  • Law and Society
  • Legal Geography (law and geography, law and place, law and space)
  • Natural Resources
  • Planning Law
  • Property Law
  • Social Geography (Human geography, environmental justice)
  • Vietnamese Law



  • Brad Jessup is an environment expert at the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law and has a particular interest in interdisciplinary scholarship that traverses areas of law, environment, society and policy. He teaches tort law, environmental law and introductory law subjects. Brad joined Melbourne Law School in 2012 from the Australian National University, where he had been teaching and researching within the ANU College of Law since 2007. Previously, Brad worked with Herbert Smith Freehills's planning and environmental law practice.

    Brad is a human geographer and an environmental law specialist. Brad offers global, national and local perspectives in his research. Brad's research and teaching crosses disciplines in the legal geography tradition. He 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 of place, the human and environmental experience of harm, and the role of the law, society and policy in responding to risk and harm.

    Brad has experience teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and Masters-level students across a number of subjects and courses. His teaching interests are in foundation subjects, torts, environment, land and planning law, and critical and research based inquiry.

    Over recent years Brad has supervised students researching eco-markets, community wind farms, landowner protests to native vegetation laws, environmental citizenship, carbon pricing, environmental duties of care, gene technology regulation, and the protection of whales under federal laws.

    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   


Member of

  • Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. Admission to Legal Practice 2003 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • MPhil, University of Cambridge 2007
  • BSc (HONS), Monash University 2002
  • LLB (HONS), Monash University 2002

Awards and honors

  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, 2006
  • Monash University, Department of Geography, Best Honours Thesis, 1999



Available for supervision

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