Nicola Pain

Justice Nicola Pain has been a judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales based in Sydney Australia since 2002. Early in her career Justice Pain was head of the Environmental Defenders Office, a public interest community legal centre in Sydney, which specialises in using environmental law to protect the environment. Justice Pain also gained extensive experience working in environmental law and policy in senior positions in NSW and Commonwealth government departments. Justice Pain has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Studies from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in International Law from the Australian National University. Justice Pain completed her doctorate on the topic of environmental rights in the Asia-Pacific region. Justice Pain has been appointed an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney Law School. She has presented numerous papers to a wide range of audiences in Australia and overseas on environmental law and related topics.

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