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Dr Bridget Lewis
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
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PhD (Monash University), Masters of International Human Rights Law (University of Nottingham), Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) (University of Queensland)


human rights, environmental law, environmental rights, international law, climate change, ILGG

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Bridget joined the Law Faculty in 2006 as a Senior Research Assistant, before taking up a full-time academic position with the School of Law in 2008. She currently serves as the Chair of the Faculty of Law Equity Committee and is co-chair of the Rights and Regulation stream of the International Law and Global Governance Research Program.

Bridget graduated from the University of Queensland with undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law, before completing a Masters of International Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham.  She received her doctorate from Monash University on the topic of ‘The human right to a good environment in international law and the implications of climate change’.

Bridget’s principal research interests relate to international human rights law, particularly the areas of environmental human rights and the rights of older persons. She has published in the areas of environmental justice and human rights approaches to natural disaster and displacement. Bridget is on the editorial board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Environmental Law and her book, Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change, will soon be published by Springer.

Bridget teaches international law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has supervised a number of Higher Degree

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  • LLB104: Contemporary Law and Justice
  • LLB141: Introduction to International Law
  • LWN158: Public International Law (Postgraduate)
  • LLH472: Public International Law (Undergraduate)
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