Nicole Graham

Membership:  2015

Member Bio

Nicole Graham is an Australian legal scholar researching the relationships between property and the environment in law, culture, and land use practices. She is particularly interested in the role, the discourse, and the material consequences of property rights in natural resource management and environmental planning. Current projects on which Nicole is working include the role of law in environmental histories and landscape change, and the relationship between law and science in regard to the development of land use policy (especially including vegetation and mining in New South Wales, Australia). Nicole is a member of the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG), the National Environmental Law Association (NELA), the Australian Earth Law Alliance (AELA), and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Nicole has taught Real Property; Property in Natural Resources; and Resources and Environmental Management and Jurisprudence in the LLB, BEnvMgt, and JD programs at Macquarie University and UTS, Australia, for which she has received University, Faculty, and Law Student Society Teaching Awards.


  • "This is Not a Thing: Land, Sustainability and Legal Education." Journal of Environmental Law 26, no. 3 (2014): 395–422.
  • "Dephysicalisation and Entitlement: Legal and Cultural Discourses of Place as Property." In Environmental Discourses in International and Public Law, edited by Kim Rubenstein and Brad Jessup, 96–119. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • "The Mythology of Environmental Markets." In Property Rights and Sustainability: The Evolution of Property Rights to Meet Ecological Challenges, edited by David Grinlinton and Prue Taylor, 149–65. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2011.
  • "Owning the Earth." In Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence, edited by Peter Burdon, 259–69. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2011.
  • Lawscape: Property, Environment, Law. London: Routledge, 2011.
  • Publications