The Scholars podcast is a show featuring scholars from the General Sir John Monash Foundation. Hosted by CEO of Mojo Media, Justin Kelly, he interviews the best, brightest, boldest and bravest across all fields of academia, business, science, humanities, and the arts. In this episode, Justin interviews climate litigator and 2019 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar, Zoe Bush.
Zoe has a Master of Laws from Columbia University, where she worked for Professors Kimberlé Crenshaw and Susan Sturm, and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Western Australia (UWA). She is a climate litigator at the Environmental Defenders’ Office, lecturer and tutor at UWA Law School, and former Fellow at Law for Black Lives in the US. In 2016, she was Associate to the Hon. Justice Barker at the Federal Court of Australia. Zoe’s criminal justice reforms in relation to Indigenous peoples with FASD have been adopted by a Senate Standing Committee, published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.
In this episode, Zoe chats with Justin about her journey from working in criminal justice to climate litigation, how attitudes to climate change have changed throughout her career, and how boards are now tackling this issue.