Amanda Kennedy

Deputy Director
Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, School of Law, UNE, Australia


Land Use Conflict, Environmental Justice, Natural Resource Governance

Amanda Kennedy is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. She joined the University of New England School of Law in 2007, and since 2008 has been the Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law. In 2019, Amanda will take up the role of Professor of Law at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Amanda’s research interests include land use law and conflict, environmental justice, and effective systems for natural resource governance. She has conducted funded research on these issues under Australian Research Council grants, and has published her work in both domestic and international journals and books.

Amanda was the course coordinator of the multidisciplinary Master of Natural Resource Governance degree program at UNE, and taught into six subjects within this course. She also teaches Animal Law. Amanda has completed a Graduate Certificate in Law Teaching through Monash University, and has received peer recognition for her teaching practice including the LexisNexis-Australasian Law Teachers Association Citation for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law (2014), and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Emerging Scholar Education Award (2016). Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s Teaching and Capacity Building Committee.

Environmental Fields of Interest

  • Land Use Conflict
  • Environmental Justice
  • Natural Resource Governance