Dr Michelle Lim is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie Law School. Michelle's research occurs at the intersection between biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Michelle completed a double degree in Science (Ecosystem Management) and Law and a PhD on legal and institutional arrangements for transboundary biodiversity conservation at the University of New England. Michelle's post-doctoral research, based at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland, examined governance approaches for addressing ecosystem services and human well-being in the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Delta.
Michelle was the founding Chair of the Early Career Group of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law (2014-2018) and a fellow of the Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Michelle is the Law Council of Australia's 2016/2017 Mahla Pearlman Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year.
The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."