Kimberley Graham

MSL Candidate ’23

Kimberley Graham is a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the European Environmental Law Forum and the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment. During a Master in Environmental Law at the University of Sydney Law School she was a Member of the Human Animal Research Network. Her academic research for the course on Biodiversity Law was published in a Special Edition of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy focused on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and was inspired by her experience working with wild animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade in the Peruvian Amazon and the Bolivian Yungas. She has also published on the Law of the Sea, International Humanitarian Law and contributed to a submission by the IUCN Environmental Security and Conflict Law Specialist Group to the United Nations International Law Commission on the development of the Draft Principles for the Protection Environment in relation to Armed Conflicts. Her research was cited several times in the 2022 International Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report on Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability; was requested by students from all over the world participating in the 2019 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; and supported a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to enhance protections for Texan ocelots under the Endangered Species Act. She is a certified Turtle Tracker and has supported the well-being of animals in a range of situations.

She studied Public International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law and holds a BA(Hons) in Natural Resource Management, University of Melbourne, where she graduated with Deans Honour Award, studied a semester in Germany, conducted socio-policy research on water conservation in China, and work experience on energy efficiency in Brazil.