Wild law: sustainable development and beyond? (B. Pontin – editorial)


Ben Pontin (editorial)


Wild law; legal theory; Earth jurisprudence; governance; sustainable development; climate change.


This is an editorial in ELM that introduces an issue that is dedicated to Cormac Cullinan’s legal theory that was put forward in ‘Wild law: a manifesto for Earth justice’. The theory is centred upon ‘Earth jurisprudence’; a radical shift from prevailing legal theory. Although human needs and rights are intrinsic to ‘Earth jurisprudence’ Cullininan goes further than simply the physical and material well being of humans this editorial gives a brief overview of wild law and its place in environmental law.


(2007) 19(2) Environmental Law and Management, 59-62.


Wild law: sustainable development and beyond?