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Lauren Butterly

Dr, LLB BA W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

BA/LLB (1 Hons) W.Aust.
Grad Dip (Legal Practice)

Lauren Butterly is a Lecturer in the ANU College of Law at the Australian National University and an Honorary Fellow in Law at the University of Western Australia. She researches in the areas of water law, environmental law and Indigenous Peoples and the law with a particular focus on Indigenous marine governance. Lauren graduated with First Class Honours from UWA and completed her honours dissertation in the areas of water law and native title. Following graduation, Lauren served as the Principal Associate to Chief Justice Wayne Martin of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and then worked in the environmental law team of a national law firm in Sydney.

Lauren is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of New South Wales. Her PhD topic is: "Turning the Tide of Aspirations into Legal Implications: Exploring the way forward for Indigenous governance of Sea Country in Australia"

Funding overview

L. Butterly, 2012, 'UWA Supplementary Travel Grants - Australia and New Zealand Legal History Society Conference, University of Technology Sydney 2012', UWA Supplementary Travel Grant.

Previous positions

Principal Associate to Chief Justice Wayne Martin of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Solicitor in the environmental law team of the national law firm Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in Sydney.

Lauren is admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia, New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Research

Lauren has research interests in the areas of water law, environmental law, administrative law and Indigenous Peoples and the law (including international comparative Indigenous Peoples and the law). Currently, her particular research area is Indigenous marine governance.

Research expertise keywords

  • Environmental law
  • Indigenous peoples and the law
  • Intersection between environmental law and Indigenous peoples and the law
  • Comparative international Indigenous peoples and the law
  • Environmental governance
  • Marine environmental governance
  • Native title

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