Rena Hasimi

Rena Hasimi

Postgraduate Research Student
LLM - The University of Melbourne, LLB (Minor in International Relations) - Bilkent University, Registered Attorney at Ankara Bar, Turkey

PhD Candidate

Rena commenced her PhD candidature at the UNSW Faculty of Law in 2019. Her research covers the fields of property law and government liability, with a specific interest in the area of environmental challenges. Her dissertation is concentrated on the potential of the Public Trust Doctrine.

In addition to her PhD research, Rena volunteers at the Environmental Defenders Office, Sydney; contributing to, and exploring environmental litigation in Australia.

Rena holds an LLM degree from the University of Melbourne, concentrating on Australian Energy and Resources Law.

Prior to her postgraduate studies, Rena served as a legal attorney at Ankara Bar, Turkey. Her professional work focussed on government contracts as well as licensing/permitting schemes in the energy sector. Previously, Rena completed an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) with Minors in International Relations, at Bilkent University, Turkey. She was listed on the Dean’s Honour List during her LLB studies.

Areas of research

Property Law, Government Liability, Earth Jurisprudence and the Rights of Nature, Environmental Law, Energy and Resources Law


Janice Gray, Ben Milligan


Journal articles

Conference Presentations

  • Hasimi NR, 2020, 'Earth Jurisprudence and the Public Trust Doctrine: Do They Compete, Contradict, or There is a Synergy Between Them?', presented at AELA Earth Laws Asia Pacific Conference, Brisbane/Online, 14 October 2020 - 16 October 2020,