Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Faculty/School

Faculty of Law

School of Law

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Afshin Akhtar-Khavari
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Law
Dr Hope Johnson
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Law

Overview

For centuries the law has operated under the assumption that plants and animals are inert and material objects without the ability to meaningfully determine their future or engage with other living or material things. Plants constantly communicate with each other through fungal (mycorrhizal) networks in the soil and have up to 20 senses as opposed to the five that human beings have. New ways of thinking about plants and animals raise important and deep possibilities for law reform. The supervisors are available to supervise students that wish to explore these issues in a thesis.

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