Dr Janice   Gray
Honorary Associate Professor

Dr Janice Gray

BA, LLB, Grad Dip Ed (UNSW); Grad Dip Leg Prac (UTS); MA (History) (UNSW); PhD (Law) (UEA, UK). 

Law & Justice
Law School Manager

Brief overview
Honorary Associate Professor, Dr Janice Gray  specialises in the law and governance of water, property and aspects of energy. Immediately, before joining the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney,  Janice  was a solicitor in the corporate section of one of the large, commercial, Sydney law firms. She holds a current practising certificate as a  lawyer and has served on the Property Law Committee of the NSW Law Society. She has also held  management positions in the public sector. As an academic, Janice  taught: Property, Equity and Trusts; Land Law; Advanced Issues in Property; Native Title; Equity and Trusts; Water Law and Contemporary Policy;  Natural Resources Law; and Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy internships..

Janice is particularly interested in the intersections between property law with other fields, such as  water law (including sewage), natural resources law (including unconventional gas and fracking)  and native title. This is reflected in her  national and international publications.  She  was part of joint research team (based at UTS)  looking at sustainable sanitation. That project won a NSW  Green Globe Award for Innovation.

Janice  has sat on numerous committees at UNSW Sydney ranging from the university-wide Animal Care and Ethics Committee to the faculty-based Staffing Committee, Dean's Advisory Committee, Visiting Scholars' Committee, Research Funding Committee, the Post-graduate Committee and the Qualifying Degree Committee. She  was also a long-term Chair of the Faculty Board and was Chair of the UNSW Law Post Graduate Education Committee.  She was the Editor-in- Chief of the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy  (2011 - July, 2016) and was formerly an editor of the same journal  (2009- 2010); an editor of the Human Rights Defender (2008 - 2016) and is on the International Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Native Studies (approx 1999- present). In 2017 (and early 2018), Janice was  the Academic Advisor- Applications, in the Faculty of Law. She is an Affiliate of the Connected Waters Initiative (UNSW) and a member of the Allens Hub for Law, Technology and Innovation.

In 2019, Janice  returned once again to the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, as a Visiting Scholar (competitively selected position),  presenting the fruits of some research and undertaking further research. (She was  a formal Visiting Scholar at CSLS Oxford  in 2009 and 2015. In  2009, she was also elected a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.) She has visited  Oxford often and has well-established research connections there. In 2019, Janice was  also a Visiting Scholar (competitively selected position) in the  Faculty of Law at Kings College London where she was based for six months.

In 2015, Janice was  a Visiting Scholar at  Queen Mary, University of London (July - December, 2015) while in  2012 she  was an invited Visiting Scholar  at SupAgro, a grande ecole, in Montpellier, France.  Janice has also held positions as a Visiting Scholar/ Professor at the  Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil (2004);  University of Ottawa (1996); University of York (Toronto) (1996); and University of Saskatchewan (1996).

As a teacher, Janice consistently scored very highly in student satisfaction surveys. She designed and implemented new courses within the Faculty.

Janice is interested in supervising PhD candidates in the fields of property law, housing, water law, sewage law, unconventional gas, and food security as it relates to  the nexus between land, water and/or unconventional gas.  She is both an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner. She  has also been  an external progress reviewer for PhDs.  In 2017, one of her  (international) PhD students was awarded a UNSW-wider PhD excellence award. 

Location
Room 318 Law Building UNSW Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2020, ''Thieves, Shady Deals and Murder': Water Theft, Buy-Backs and Fish Kills in the Murray Darling Basin of Australia'', in Westra L; Bosselmann K; Fermeglia M (ed.), Ecological Integrity in Science and Law, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 37 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46259-8_4
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2019, 'Law and Land Grabs: Old and New', in Westra L; Bosselmann K; Zambrano V (ed.), Ecological Integrity and Land Uses: Sovereignty, Governance, Displacements and Land Grabs, Nova Science, NY, USA., pp. 21 - 38, https://novapublishers.com/shop/ecological-integrity-and-land-uses-sovereignty-governance-displacements-and-land-grabs/
    Edited Books | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Westra L; Bosselmann K; Gray J; Gwaizdon K, (eds.), 2018, Ecological Integrity, Law and Governance, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351185479
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2018, 'A global update on the ambit of unconventional gas mining and an alternative framework for mediating energy demands’.', in Ecological Integrity, Law and Governance, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Williams J; Hagare P; Mellick A; Sankaran S, 2018, 'Lessons Learnt from Educating University Students through a Trans-Disciplinary Project for Sustainable Sanitation Using a Systems Approach and Problem-Based Learning', in Bosch O; Cavana R (ed.), Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet, MDPI Books, pp. 114 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03842-790-2
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Lee L, 2018, 'Water Entitlements as Property: a work in progress or watertight now?', in Reforming Water Law and Governance, Springer, Singapore, pp. 101 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8977-0_5
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2018, 'A global update on the ambit of unconventional gas mining and an alternative frame for mediating energy demands', in Ecological Integrity, Law and Governance, https://www.routledge.com/Ecological-Integrity-Law-and-Governance/Westra-Bosselmann-Gray-Gwiazdon/p/book/9780815394631
    Books | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Books | 2017
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Foster N; Dorsett S; Roberts H, 2017, Property Law in New South Wales (4th ed)
    Edited Books | 2017
    Dr Janice Gray
    Westra L; Gray JS; Gottwald F-T, (eds.), 2017, The Role of Integrity in the Governance of the Commons
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2017, 'Pathways to improved water law and governance: public interest litigation and protest', in Westra L; Gray J; Gottwald F-T (ed.), The Role of Integrity in the Governance of the Commons, edn. 1st, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 69 - 89
    Edited Books | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Holley C; Rayfuse R, (eds.), 2016, Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2016, 'Trans-jurisdictional water law and governance in the context of unconventional gas mining: the Australian experience', in Gray J; Holley C; Rayfuse R (ed.), Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance, Routledge, London, pp. 214 - 239
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Holley C; Rayfuse R, 2016, 'The Future of Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance', in Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance, Routledge, London, pp. 303 - 315
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    gray J; holley C; rayfuse R, 2016, 'The challenge of trans-jurisdictional water law and governance', in gray J; holley C; rayfuse R (ed.), Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance, Routledge, London, pp. 3 - 18
    Edited Books | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    Westra L; Gray J; D'Aloia A, (eds.), 2016, The Common Good and Ecological Integrity: Human Rights and the Support of Life
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS; McCoy D, 2016, 'The Common Good, Unconventional Gas Mining, and Public Health', in The Common Good and Environmental Governance for the Support of Life, Cambridge Scholars, UK, pp. 159 - 198
    Edited Books | 2015
    Dr Janice Gray
    Westra L; Gray J; Karageorgou V, (eds.), 2015, Ecological Systems Integrity: Governance, law and human rights
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2015, 'Unconventional Gas: What a fracking story!', in Ecological Systems Integrity: Governance, law and human rights, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2014, 'Frack off! Law, policy, social resistance, coal seam gas mining and the Earth Charter', in Westra L; Vilela M (ed.), The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity and Social Movements, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 129 - 147, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138016927/
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2013, 'Dollars and dreams: Legal aspirations and report cards in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia', in Westra L; Taylor P; Michelot A (ed.), Confronting Ecological and Economic Collapse: Ecological Integrity for Law, Policy and Human Rights, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 156 - 170, http://www.guilfordpress.co.uk/books/details/9780415825252
    Books | 2012
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Edgeworth B; Foster N; Dorsett S, 2012, Property Law in New South Wales, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2011, 'Water Trading and Regulation in Australia', in Derecho de las Infraestructuras: un studio de los distintos mercados regulados (Infrastructure Law: a study of regulated markets), Lumen Juris, Brazil
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2011, 'Water Resources, Regulation and Trading in Australia', in Saddy A; Martinez AL (ed.), Direito das Infraestructuras - Um Estudo dos Distintos Mercados Regulados- 2011, edn. Original, Lumen Juris, Brazil, pp. 753 - 791, http://www.lumenjuris.com.br/?sub=produto&id=3063
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2011, 'Mine or ours? Sewage, recycled water and property', in Bosselmann K; Tava V (ed.), Water Rights and Sustainability: New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law Monograph Series: Volume 3, edn. Original, NZCEL Publishing, Auckland, pp. 145 - 162
    Books | 2009
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS; Gardner A; Bartlett RH, 2009, Water Resources Law, Lexis Nexis, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS; Gardner , 2008, 'Exploiting the Unspeakable: Third Party Access to Sewage and Public Sector Sewage Infrastructure', in Troy P (ed.), Troubled Waters, ANU ePress, pp. 115 - 155, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291340200008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2008, 'Watered Down Legal Constructs, Tradable Entitlement and the Regulation of Water', in Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania, edn. Original, Routledge, pp. 147 - 168
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS; Brown DB, 2007, ''Devils and Dust': Extending the 'Uncivil Politics of Law and Order' to the 'War on Terror'', in Hocking J; Lewis C (ed.), Counter Terrorism and the Post-Democratic State, Edward Elgar, London, pp. 153 - 171
    Books | 2007
    Dr Janice Gray
    Edgeworth BJ; Gray JS; Grattan S; Foster NR, 2007, Property Law in New South Wales, 2nd, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney
    Books | 2003
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS; Edgeworth BJ, 2003, Property Law in New South Wales, 1st, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2021, '‘”Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry”: prosecuting water theft in the Murray Darling Basin in Australia’,', The Resolution Journal, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 33, https://www.jerseylawcommission.org/the-resolution-journal
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2019, ''Ecological Integrity as an Alternative Frame for the Water, Unconventional Gas, and Food Nexus'', Jurimetrics, vol. 59, pp. 193 - 232, https://search.proquest.com/openview/04b9e0819cc0ba9560cb2bf80a50be4f/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=40997
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2018, 'Home Sweet Home - Happiness, Housing and the Law', Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 13, https://www.wildy.com/isbn/1477-0814/journal-of-comparative-law-annual-subscription
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS; Lee L, 2016, 'National Water Initiative styled water entitlements as property Legal and practical perspectives', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 33, pp. 284 - 300, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000382843900002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Janice Gray
    Holley C; Carmody E; Cosens B; Gardner A; Godden L; Gray J; Lee L; Lindsay B; Macpherson B; Nelson R; O’Donnell E; O’Neill L; Owens K; Sinclair D, 2016, 'The future of water reform in Australia — starting a conversation', Australian Environment Review, vol. 31, pp. 132 - 137, http://lexisweb.lexisnexis.com.au/JournalOverview.aspx?id=201631AE00400106_00006
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Williams J; Hagare P; Lopes A; Sankaran S, 2014, 'Lessons Learnt from Educating University Students through a Trans-Disciplinary Project for Sustainable Sanitation Using a Systems Approach and Problem-Based Learning', Systems, vol. 2, pp. 243 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/systems2030243
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2013, 'Snags in the System? Water trading and the market: a review of the negatives', Australian Environment Review
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Janice Gray
    Sankaran S; Abeysuriya K; Gray J; Kachenko A, 2013, 'Mellow Yellow: Taking a Systems Thinking Approach to Designing Research on Transitioning to More Sustainable Sewage Management', Systems Research and Behavioral Science, vol. 32, pp. 330 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sres.2227
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2012, 'The legal framework for water trading in the Murray-Darling Basin: An overwhelming success?', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 29, pp. 328 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Janice Gray
    Walpole M; Gray J, 2010, 'Taxing virtually everything: - cyberspace profits, property law and taxation liability', Australian Taxation Review
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Janice Gray
    Walpole M; Gray JS, 2010, 'Taxing virtually everything: cyberspace profits, property law and taxation liability', Australian Tax Review, vol. 39, pp. 39 - 60
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS; Gardner T, 2008, 'Legal Access to Sewage and the re-invention of Wastewater', The Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, vol. 12, pp. 115 - 159
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2006, 'The Water Problem - Directions and Alternatives for Management', Continuing Legal Education Seminar Papers, vol. June 2006, pp. 1 - 40
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2006, 'Legal Approaches to the Ownership, Management and Regulation of Water from Riparian Rights to Commodification', Transforming Cultures eJournal, vol. 1, pp. 64 - 95
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2005, 'Stories from a favela: the limits of (property) law', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 30, pp. 184 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X0503000407
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2004, 'The Lost Promise of Mabo: An Update on the Legal Struggle for Land Rights in Australia with particular reference to the Ward and Yorta Yorta decisions', Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. xxii no.1, pp. 305 - 348
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2002, 'Is native title a proprietary right?', E Law: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, vol. 9
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J, 2001, '"Teaching Excellence In The New Millennium Interviews With Professor Michael Adams And Ms Irene Nemes"', University of Technology Sydney Law Review, vol. 3, pp. 147 - 147
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 1997, 'The Mabo Case: A Radical Decision?', Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 17, pp. 33 - 74
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 1997, 'O Canada! Van der Peet as Guidance on the Construction of Native Rights', Australian Indigenous Law Review, pp. 18 - 34
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 1997, 'Review of `Introduction to Property Law` by Tooher, Dwyer and Teh', University of New South Wales Law Journal, pp. 526 - 528
  • Reports | 2018
    Dr Janice Gray
    Bennett Moses L; Vines P; Gray J; Logan S; Manwaring K, 2018, Submission to NSW Law Reform Commission concerning digital assets upon death or incapacity, https://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Current-projects/Digital%20assets/Submissions/DI04.pdf
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Janice Gray
    Holley C; Carmody E; Cosens B; Gardner A; Godden L; Gray J; Lindsay B; Macpherson L; Nelson R; O'Donnell E; O'Neill L; Owens K; Sinclair D, 2017, Submission to the inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector, Productivity Commission, http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/216258/sub006-water-reform.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Janice Gray
    Waddell SK; Cornwall A; Gray J, 2014, Submission to House Environment Committee on the impact of ‘green tape’ and issues related to environmental regulation and deregulation, on behalf of National Environmental Law Association, Australia
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Janice Gray
    Holley C; Sinclair D; Gray J; Cuadrado G, 2013, Submission to Natural Resource Commission and NSW Office of Water on the Review of 31 Water Sharing Plans, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Fisher D; Gardner A; Godden L; McDonald J; McGrath C; Tan P-L, 2011, Public Hearing into the Water Act (2007)
  • Other | 2017
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Bauer M, 2017, Making every drop count: international responses to water management challenges, Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2009, 'Water Poverty’ in Australia: an evaluative account of its impact with particular reference to the poor', in Eaux, pauvrete et crises sociales, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France, presented at Water, Poverty and Social Crisis Conference, Marseille
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2005, 'Water Poverty in Australia: an evaluative account of its impact on the poor', in International Symposium / Colloquium: Water Poverty and Social Crisis Perspectives for Research and Action, International Symposium / Colloquium: Water Poverty and Social Crisis Perspectives for Research and Action, Agadir, Morocco, presented at International Symposium / Colloquium: Water Poverty and Social Crisis Perspectives for Research and Action, Agadir, Morocco, 12 December 2005 - 15 December 2005
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2003, 'Water Rights Reform-Opening presentation and comments', in Water Rights Update, Water Rights Update, CLE- Law Faculty UNSW, presented at Water Rights Update, CLE- Law Faculty UNSW, 20 November 2003
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray JS, 2003, 'Water Rights: Reform, Challenge and the Characterisation of Access Licenses', in Water Rights Update, Water Rights Update, CLE- Law Faculty UNSW, presented at Water Rights Update, CLE- Law Faculty UNSW, 20 November 2003
    Other | 2002
    Dr Janice Gray
    Gray J; Hogg R; Parashar A, 2002, Men - Entry on 'Men' in Blackshield Tony, Coper Michael and Williams George, The Oxford Companion to the High Court, Oxford University Press, Sydney, 2002, 472.

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