Associate Professor Nicole Graham

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) PG Cert H Ed (Macquarie) PhD (Sydney)
Associate Professor

Member of Sydney Institute of Agriculture

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dr Nicole Graham is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Law School. She teaches and researches in the fields of property law and theory, and legal geography. Nicole has written on the relationship between law, environment and culture with a particular focus on property rights, natural resource regulation and the concept of place.

Nicole has received teaching awards for her work teaching property law, is recognised as a highly effective first year specialist, and has made significant contributions to educational development in embedding Indigenous laws and perspectives into the law curriculum; and sustainability in legal education.

Research interests

  • Australian property law
  • Property history and theory
  • Land use regulation
  • Place and legal geography
  • Biodiversity on private land
  • Property in natural resources

Teaching and supervision

  • Real Property
  • Foundations of Law

Associations

  • Member, Australian Centre for Environmental Law
  • Member, Sydney Environment Institute
  • Member, National Environmental Law Association
  • Member, Australasian Property Law Teachers Association
  • Member, Institute of Australian Geographers
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Legal History Society

Awards and honours

  • 2007 Outstanding Teacher for Assessment Feedback (student voted) Macquarie University
  • 2006 Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Teacher Award, Macquarie University
  • 2005 Award for Best Convenor, (faculty voted) Macquarie University
  • 2002 Ross Waite Parsons Award, University of Sydney
  • 2001 Cooke, Cooke, Coughlan, Godfrey and Littlejohn Scholarship, University of Sydney
  • 2000 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney
  • 1996 H W Piper Memorial Prize, Macquarie University
  • 1996 University Medal, Macquarie University

Selected grants

2019

  • Property as habitat: reintegrating place, people, and law; Godden L, Davies M, Graham N; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

  • Lawscape: Property, Environment, Law

    Lawscape: Property, Environment, Law (Routledge, 2010)

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Books

  • Graham, N. (2010). Lawscape: Property, Environment, Law. London: Routledge. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Bartel, R., Graham, N. (2019). Ecological reconciliation on private agricultural land: moving beyond the human-nature binary in property-environment contests. In Afshin Akhtar-Khavari, Benjamin J. Richardson (Eds.), Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies, (pp. 93-118). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Bowrey, K., Graham, N. (2018). The placelessness of property, intellectual property and cultural heritage law in the Australian legal landscape: Engaging cultural landscapes. In Christoph Antons, William Logan (Eds.), Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage), (pp. 137-156). Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2012). Dephysicalisation and entitlement: Legal and cultural discourses of place as property. In B Jessup and K Rubenstein (Eds.), Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law, (pp. 96-120). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2011). Owning the Earth. In Peter Burdon (Eds.), Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence, (pp. 259-269). South Australia: Wakefield Press.
  • Graham, N. (2011). Property and Adaptation: the Question of Coastal Erosion. In P Carruthers, S Mascher and N Skead (Eds.), Property and Sustainability: Selected Essays, (pp. 39-51). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Graham, N. (2011). The mythology of environmental markets. In David Grinlinton, Prue Taylor (Eds.), Property Rights and Sustainability: The Evolution of Property Rights to Meet Ecological Challenges, (pp. 149-165). Leiden: Brill.
  • Graham, N. (2009). Restoring the 'Real' to Real Property Law: A Return to Blackstone? In Prest, Wilfrid (Eds.), Blackstone and his Commentaries: biography, law, history, (pp. 151-168). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Graham, N. (2002). Ec-Centric Places: Departures in Australian property law. In Xavier Pons (Eds.), Departures: How Australia Reinvents Itself, (pp. 245-257). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Journals

  • Robinson, D., Graham, N. (2018). Legal pluralisms, justice and spatial conflicts: New directions in legal geography. Geographical Journal, 184(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2018). Review Essay: Resource Frontiers. Law & History, 5(2), 165-172.
  • Graham, N., Davies, M., Godden, L. (2017). Broadening Law�s Context: Materiality in Socio-Legal Research. Griffith Law Review, 26(4), 480-510. [More Information]
  • Graham, N., Bartel, R. (2017). Farmscapes: property, ecological restoration and the reconciliation of human and nature in Australian agriculture. Griffith Law Review, 26(2), 221-247. [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2017). The ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, Real Property and Environmental Law. Australian Environment Review, 31(10), 364-369.
  • Bartel, R., Graham, N. (2016). Property and place attachment: a legal geographical analysis of biodiversity law reform in New South Wales. Geographical Research, 54(3), 267-284. [More Information]
  • Graham, N., Bartel, R. (2016). Special issue: legal geography/ies. Geographical Research, 54(3), 231-232. [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2015). Improving on Sugarloaf: The regulation of longwall subsidence impacts on 'unimproved' lands in New South Wales. Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 18(2), 125-144.
  • Graham, N. (2014). Tensions between public environmental regulation and private property interests: the case of land clearing in New South Wales. Australian Environment Review, 29(9), 264-266.
  • Graham, N. (2014). This is not a thing: Land, sustainability and legal education. Journal of Environmental Law, 26(3), 395-422. [More Information]
  • Bartel, R., Graham, N., Jackson, S., Prior, J., Robinson, D., Sherval, M., Williams, S. (2013). Legal geography: An Australian perspective. Geographical Research, 51(4), 339-353. [More Information]
  • Sherval, M., Graham, N. (2013). Missing the connection: how SRLU policy fragments landscapes and communities in NSW. Alternative Law Journal, 38(3), 176-180.
  • Graham, N. (2009). Indigenous property matters: Embedding indigenous content and perspectives in real property. Legal Education Review, 19(2:4), 289-304.

Edited Journals

  • Graham, N., Bartel, R. (2016). Legal Geography. Geographical Research, 54(3:Special Edition).
  • Biber, K., Graham, N. (2006). Customs in Common: Law, Culture, Memory. Macquarie Law Journal, 6:Special Edition.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Graham, N. (2014). Land clearing laws bring out worrying libertarian streak. The Conversation (04 August). [More Information]

2019

  • Bartel, R., Graham, N. (2019). Ecological reconciliation on private agricultural land: moving beyond the human-nature binary in property-environment contests. In Afshin Akhtar-Khavari, Benjamin J. Richardson (Eds.), Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies, (pp. 93-118). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

2018

  • Robinson, D., Graham, N. (2018). Legal pluralisms, justice and spatial conflicts: New directions in legal geography. Geographical Journal, 184(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2018). Review Essay: Resource Frontiers. Law & History, 5(2), 165-172.
  • Bowrey, K., Graham, N. (2018). The placelessness of property, intellectual property and cultural heritage law in the Australian legal landscape: Engaging cultural landscapes. In Christoph Antons, William Logan (Eds.), Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage), (pp. 137-156). Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. [More Information]

2017

  • Graham, N., Davies, M., Godden, L. (2017). Broadening Law�s Context: Materiality in Socio-Legal Research. Griffith Law Review, 26(4), 480-510. [More Information]
  • Graham, N., Bartel, R. (2017). Farmscapes: property, ecological restoration and the reconciliation of human and nature in Australian agriculture. Griffith Law Review, 26(2), 221-247. [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2017). The ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, Real Property and Environmental Law. Australian Environment Review, 31(10), 364-369.

2016

  • Graham, N., Bartel, R. (2016). Legal Geography. Geographical Research, 54(3:Special Edition).
  • Bartel, R., Graham, N. (2016). Property and place attachment: a legal geographical analysis of biodiversity law reform in New South Wales. Geographical Research, 54(3), 267-284. [More Information]
  • Graham, N., Bartel, R. (2016). Special issue: legal geography/ies. Geographical Research, 54(3), 231-232. [More Information]

2015

  • Graham, N. (2015). Improving on Sugarloaf: The regulation of longwall subsidence impacts on 'unimproved' lands in New South Wales. Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 18(2), 125-144.

2014

  • Graham, N. (2014). Land clearing laws bring out worrying libertarian streak. The Conversation (04 August). [More Information]
  • Graham, N. (2014). Tensions between public environmental regulation and private property interests: the case of land clearing in New South Wales. Australian Environment Review, 29(9), 264-266.
  • Graham, N. (2014). This is not a thing: Land, sustainability and legal education. Journal of Environmental Law, 26(3), 395-422. [More Information]

2013

  • Bartel, R., Graham, N., Jackson, S., Prior, J., Robinson, D., Sherval, M., Williams, S. (2013). Legal geography: An Australian perspective. Geographical Research, 51(4), 339-353. [More Information]
  • Sherval, M., Graham, N. (2013). Missing the connection: how SRLU policy fragments landscapes and communities in NSW. Alternative Law Journal, 38(3), 176-180.

2012

  • Graham, N. (2012). Dephysicalisation and entitlement: Legal and cultural discourses of place as property. In B Jessup and K Rubenstein (Eds.), Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law, (pp. 96-120). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2011

  • Graham, N. (2011). Owning the Earth. In Peter Burdon (Eds.), Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence, (pp. 259-269). South Australia: Wakefield Press.
  • Graham, N. (2011). Property and Adaptation: the Question of Coastal Erosion. In P Carruthers, S Mascher and N Skead (Eds.), Property and Sustainability: Selected Essays, (pp. 39-51). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Graham, N. (2011). The mythology of environmental markets. In David Grinlinton, Prue Taylor (Eds.), Property Rights and Sustainability: The Evolution of Property Rights to Meet Ecological Challenges, (pp. 149-165). Leiden: Brill.

2010

  • Graham, N. (2010). Lawscape: Property, Environment, Law. London: Routledge. [More Information]

2009

  • Graham, N. (2009). Indigenous property matters: Embedding indigenous content and perspectives in real property. Legal Education Review, 19(2:4), 289-304.
  • Graham, N. (2009). Restoring the 'Real' to Real Property Law: A Return to Blackstone? In Prest, Wilfrid (Eds.), Blackstone and his Commentaries: biography, law, history, (pp. 151-168). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

2006

  • Biber, K., Graham, N. (2006). Customs in Common: Law, Culture, Memory. Macquarie Law Journal, 6:Special Edition.

2002

  • Graham, N. (2002). Ec-Centric Places: Departures in Australian property law. In Xavier Pons (Eds.), Departures: How Australia Reinvents Itself, (pp. 245-257). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

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