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Mahla Pearlman Oration 2017

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  • Oration
When Mar 09, 2017
from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Where Federal Court of Australia, Court 21, Queens Square, Sydney
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Contact Phone (02) 6246 3788
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 Law Council of Australia





Mahla Pearlman 


and presentation of the 

2016-2017 Mahla Pearlman


of the Year Award


The Oration title is “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Shaping International Responses to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement”


Professor Jane McAdam, University of New South Wales, will deliver this prestigious Oration in 2017.

The Honourable Justice Rachel Pepper of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales will chair the event.

The Mahla Pearlman Oration and Award honours the memory of the late Honourable Mahla Pearlman AO, the former Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales (1992–2003), and former President of the Law Council of Australia (1989–90). The annual event is a tribute to Chief Judge Pearlman’s achievements and inspiration to younger generations of environmental lawyers.

The Australian Environment and Planning Law Group of the Law Council of Australia’s Legal Practice Section and the Environment and Planning Law Association (NSW) Inc co-host the commemorative Oration.

The Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year Award is presented at the Oration to a Young lawyer who has made a significant contribution to environmental law. The Award is conferred annually by the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group.

Nominations for the Award close 10 February 2017. For more details click here.

Please register by completing and returning the registration form to

RSVP: by 2 March 2017 for catering and security purposes.

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