Bachelor of Laws, Melb 1972
Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Germanic Studies, Dutch and Indonesian) Melb 1974
Master of Laws, Melb 1978
Ben Boer was appointed as Emeritus Professor in late 2008. Between 2006 and 2008, he was the international Co-Director of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Academy of Environmental Law and Visiting Professor based at the University of Ottawa, while continuing to teach part-time in the Master of Environmental Law at the University of Sydney. With his departure from Canada, he was appointed as an honorary Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa. In his new role as Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney, Ben will continue to teach in various units of study in the Master’s program at the University of Sydney.
Formerly, he was Professor in Environmental Law, University of Sydney (1997 -2008) and the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Professor of Environmental Law, University of Sydney (1992-1996). Prior to that, at Macquarie University, he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Law (1979-1991) and part-time Lecturer in Graduate School of the Environment, , and Tutor and Lecturer, Department of Legal Studies, La Trobe University (1974-1979).
Together with colleagues at the Australian National University and the University of Adelaide, he was a founding director of the Australian Centre for Environmental Law. At the University of Sydney, this body is now called the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law.
Ben has served as a consultant to various intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations in the following countries: China, Federated States of Micronesia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, New Caledonia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam and Samoa, as well as conducting research for various departments of the Australian Federal Government.
1.Benidickson, J, Boer, B, Benjamin, A &Morrow, K (eds), Environmental Law and Sustainability after Rio, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham (2011), 432pp.
2.Boer, B &Wiffen, G, Heritage Law in Australia, OUP: Melbourne (2006), 334pp.
3.Hannam, I, and Boer, B W, Drafting Legislation for Sustainable Soils: A Guide No. 52 IUCN The World Conservation Union (2004) 100pp.
4.Boer, B, Heritage Conservation Law (Butterworths Planning and Environment Legislation Service, Volume C), Butterworths: Sydney (2004), C90,001 - C 90,604 - 603pp.
5.Hannam, I &Boer, B W, Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Soils , IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No 45, IUCN The World Conservation Union (2002), 88pp.
6.Boer, B W, Rothwell, D R &Ramsay, R, International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific, Kluwer (1998), 364pp.
7.Boer, B W (ed), and contributor of three chapters, Environmental Law in Five Pacific Countries: Consolidated Report of the Regional Environment Technical Assistance Legal Review Project, IUCN-The World Conservation Union (1996), 263pp.
8.Leadbeter, P, Gunningham, N. and Boer, B.W., (eds.), Environmental Outlook No 3: Law and Policy, Federation Press (1996) 340pp.
9.Boer, B W, Fowler, R &Gunningham, N (eds), Environmental Outlook No 2: Law and Policy, Federation Press (1995), 342 pp.
10.Boer, B W, Fowler, R &Gunningham, N (eds), Environmental Outlook: Law and Policy, Federation Press (1994), 342 pp.
Chapters in Books
1.Boer, B &Gruber, S, ' Heritage Discourses ' in B Jessup &K Rubenstein (eds), Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)
2.Boer, B &Gruber, S, ‘ Human Rights and Heritage Conservation Law’ in UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy (ed), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Rights and the Environment, UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace, and Democracy, University of Shahid Beheshti: Tehran (2009) 90-124
3.Boer, B &Gruber, S, “ Heritage Conservation Law” , in Local Government Planning and Environment Service, Butterworths (2008) (75 pages)
4.Boer, B, “ Article 3: Identification and delineation of World Heritage Properties” (85– 102); “ Article 29: Reports” (335-345); “ Article 34: The Federal Clause” (355-360) in Francioni, F (Ed), The World Heritage Convention: A Commentary, Oxford (2008)
5.Stephens, T &Boer, B, “ Enforcement and Compliance in the Australian Antarctic Territory: Legal and Policy Dilemmas” in L Kriwoken, J Jabour &A D Hemmings (eds), Looking South: Australia' s Antarctic Agenda, Federation Press: Australia (2007) 54-70
6.Boer, B W, “ Heritage Conservation Law” , in Local Government Planning and Environment Service, Butterworths, (2005) 105 pp
7.Boer, B W, “ Biodiversity Planning Law: International and National” , in J Carew-Reid (ed) Biodiversity Planning in the Asian Region, IUCN: Sri Lanka (2002) 531-537
8.Boer, B W, “ An Integrated Approach to Pollution Regulation” in A H Benjamin &J C Sicoli (eds), The Future of Pollution Regulation¸ Lawyers for a Green Planet Institute: Sao Paulo, Brazil (2001), 11-20.
9.Boer, B W, “ Land Degradation and International Environmental Law” , in E Bridges, I Hannam, L Oldeman, F Penning de Vries, S Scherr &S Sombatpanit (eds)Response to Land Degradation, Oxford &IBH Co Pvt Ltd: New Delhi (2001) 429-440
10.Boer, B W, " International Aspects of ESD" in C Hamilton &D Throsby (eds), The ESD Process: Evaluating a Policy Experiment, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Graduate Program in Public Policy: Australian National University (1998), 83-99.
11.Boer, B W, " The Legal Framework of Heritage Conservation" in S Sullivan (ed), Cultural Conservation, Australian Heritage Commission Special Publications Series, AGPS (1996), 15-37.
12.Boer, B W, " The Implementation of Sustainable Development" , International Conference for a Sustainable Society, Kobe, Japan (1995), 6pp (also in Japanese).
13.Boer, B W, " Implementation of International Imperatives at a National Level" in K Ginther, E Denters &PJIM De Waart (eds), Sustainable Development and Good Governance, Martinus Nijhoff (1995), 18pp.
14.Boer, B W, " Environmental Law and the South Pacific: Law of the Sea issues" in J Crawford, James &D R Rothwell (eds), The Law of the Sea on the Asia Pacific Region, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (1995), 67-92.
15.Boer, B W, " Environmental Law in the Pacific Region" in B W Boer, R Fowler &N Gunningham (eds), Environmental Outlook: Law and Policy, Federation Press (1994), 65-84.
16.Boer, B W &Martyn, A, contributions on " Political and institutional setting" for six case studies in Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, The Philippines, Hawaii and Australia, in D James (ed), The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment, Kluwer (1994), 154-159, 112-113A, 191-194, 221-225, 222-253, 279-283.
17.Boer, B W &Brown, A J, " Cultural Heritage" in Volume 1, Aborigines, in Laws of Australia, Law Book Company (1994), 43pp.
18.Boer, B W, " Overview of environmental law and policy at global and regional levels" in B W Boer (ed), Strengthening Environmental Legislation in the Pacific Region, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (1993), 10-17.
19.Boer, B W and Hannam, I, " Agrarian Land Law in Australia" in W Brussaard &M Grossman (eds), Agrarian Land Law in the Western World, CAB Publishers, Oxford (1992), 212-233.
20.Boer, B W, " Heritage Law and Local Government" in Z Lipman (ed), Local Government and Environmental Controls, Federation Press (1991), 1-21.
21.Boer, B W, " Sustaining the Heritage" in J M Behrens &B M Tsamenyi (eds), Our Common Future, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania (1991), 88-102.
1.Richardson B J, Craig D G &Boer, B W, Regional Agreements for Indigenous Lands and Cultures in Canada, North Australia Research Unit Australian National University: Darwin (1994), 90pp.
2.Boer, B W, Review of Environmental Law in Solomon Islands, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Apia (1993), 120pp.
3.Boer, B W (ed), Reviews of Environmental Law in Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of Marshall Islands, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (1995).
4.Boer, B W (ed), Strengthening Environmental Legislation in the Pacific Region, South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, Apia (1993), 201pp.
5.Boer, B W &Sowden, A, The Challenge of Global Environmental Protection, Board of Studies, New South Wales (1993), 93pp; plus associated Resource Materials.