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Dr Alessandro Pelizzon
LLB(Torino), LLM(Torino), PhD(UOW)
Current Appointment: Lecturer
Organisational Unit: School of Law & Justice - Lismore

Telephone: 02 6620 3369
Email: alessandro.pelizzon@scu.edu.au
Location: Block L - Room L2.38
Campus: Lismore
ePublications: http://works.bepress.com/alessandro_pelizzon/


BIOGRAPHY

Italian by birth and Australian by choice, Alessandro completed his LLB/LLM in Law in Italy specializing in comparative law and legal anthropology. His thesis comprised a field research project on pre-Colombian family protocols in the Andes of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Alessandro has been involved in Indigenous rights since his university years, when he established a research group with which he participated in and supported the drafting of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva. His PhD thesis, conducted at the University of Wollongong and completed in 2011 focused on native title and legal pluralism in the Illawarra. In 2010, Alessandro began to explore the emerging discourse on rights of nature, Wild Law and Earth Jurisprudence. His main area of interest in this field is the intersection between this emerging discourse and different legal ontologies, with a particular focus on Indigenous legal structures. Alessandro has organised the Second Australian Conference on Wild Law and Earth Jurisprudence in 2010, he is one of the founding members of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance and he has contributed to establish the Earth Laws Network at Southern Cross University. Alessandro’s main areas of research are legal anthropology, legal theory, comparative law, sovereignty, Indigenous rights, ecological jurisprudence and international environmental law.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Legal anthropology
Legal theory
Comparative law and legal pluralism
Research methodology
Sovereignty and Indigenous sovereignty
International Indigenous rights
Ecological jurisprudence

CURRENT RESEARCH

Wild Law, Earth Jurisprudence and the Rights of Nature
Ecological Jurisprudence and Indigenous legal ontologies
Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia
Sovereignty and the Doctrine of Discovery

COURSES TAUGHT

2014
Session 2
LAW10157 Australian Legal System (Unit Assessor)
Session 1
LAW00520 Philosophy of Law (Unit Assessor)
LAW10157 Australian Legal System (Unit Assessor)
LAW10181 Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method (Unit Assessor)

2013
Session 1
LAW00520 Philosophy of Law (Unit Assessor)
LAW10157 Australian Legal System (Unit Assessor)
LAW10181 Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method (Unit Assessor)

2012
Session 1
LAW00520 Philosophy of Law (Unit Assessor)
LAW10157 Australian Legal System (Unit Assessor)
LAW10181 Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method (Unit Assessor)

2011
Session 2
LAW00524 Independent Legal Research (Unit Assessor)
LAW10157 Australian Legal System (Unit Assessor)
Session 1
LAW00520 Philosophy of Law (Primary teacher)

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

2014
Serge Killingbeck (PhD – primary supervisor – ongoing)
Stuart Barlo (PhD – co-supervisor – ongoing)
Robert Lonetree (Honours – ongoing)

2013
Stuart Barlo (PhD – co-supervisor - ongoing)
Wesley Seewald (Honours – completed)
John Davies (Honours – completed)
Sylvie Millard (Honours – completed)

2012
James Moylan (Honours - completed)
Gabrielle O’Shannessy (Honours - completed)
Susan Lane (Honours – completed)
Stuart Barlo (Honours – completed)

2011
Erin Kindt (Honours)
Daniel John Peterson (Honours – completed)

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