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 has taught: Property, Equity and Trusts; Land Law; Advanced Issues in Property; Native Title; Equity and Trusts; Water Law and Contemporary Policy; Natural Resources Law; Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy internships; and Taxation.
Janice is particularly interested in the intersections of 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 Law School meetings. 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 Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy (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 in 2009 and 2015 ,while in 2009 she was also elected a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.) She visits Oxford often and has well-established research connections there. In 2019, Janice is also a Visiting Scholar (competitively selected position) in the Faculty of Law at Kings College London.
In 2015, Janice was also 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 scores very highly in student satisfaction surveys. She has designed and implemented new courses within the Faculty.
She is interested in supervising PhD candidates in the fields of property law, water law, sewage law, unconventional gas, food security as it relates to the land and water and/or unconventional gas/energy nexus. She is both an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner. In 2017, one of her former (international) PhD students was awarded a UNSW-wider PhD excellence award. Janice has also been an external progress reviewer for PhDs.
Gray J, 2019, ''Ecological Integrity as an Alternative Frame for the Water, Unconventional Gas, and Food Nexus'', Jurimetrics, vol. (2) 2019, pp. 193 - 232
Gray J, 2018, 'Home Sweet Home - Happiness, Housing and the Law', Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 13
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
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
Gray J; Williams J; Hagare P; Lopes AM; 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
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
Gray J, 2013, 'Snags in the System? Water trading and the market: a review of the negatives', Australian Environment Review
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/
Walpole M; Gray JS, 2010, 'Taxing virtually everything: cyberspace profits, property law and taxation liability', Australian Tax Review, vol. 39, pp. 39 - 60
Gray J; Gardner A, 2008, 'Legal access to sewage and the 'Reinvention' of wastewater', Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, vol. 12, pp. 115 - 159
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
Gray JS, 2006, 'The Water Problem - Directions and Alternatives for Management', Continuing Legal Education Seminar Papers, vol. June 2006, pp. 1 - 40
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
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
Gray JS, 2002, 'Is native title a proprietary right?', E Law: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, vol. 9
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
Gray JS, 1997, 'Review of `Introduction to Property Law` by Tooher, Dwyer and Teh', University of New South Wales Law Journal, pp. 526 - 528
Gray JS, 1997, 'O Canada! Van der Peet as Guidance on the Construction of Native Rights', Australian Indigenous Law Review, pp. 18 - 34
Gray JS, 1997, 'The Mabo Case: A Radical Decision?', Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 17, pp. 33 - 74
Gray J, 2019, 'Law and Land Grabs: Old and New', in Westra L; Bosselmann K; Zambrano V (ed.), , Nova Science, NY, USA., pp. 21 - 38
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.), , MDPI Books, pp. 114 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03842-790-2
Gray J; Lee L, 2018, 'Water Entitlements as Property: a work in progress or watertight now?', in , Springer, Singapore, pp. 101 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8977-0_5
Gray J, 2018, 'A global update on the ambit of unconventional gas mining and an alternative frame for mediating energy demands', in
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 : Governance, Ecology, Law, Ethics -, edn. 1st, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 69 - 89
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
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
Gray JS; McCoy D, 2016, 'The Common Good, Unconventional Gas Mining, and Public Health', in The Common Good and Ecological Integrity Human Rights and the Support of Life, Cambridge Scholars, UK, pp. 159 - 198
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
Gray JS, 2015, 'Unconventional Gas: What a fracking story!', in Ecological Systems Integrity Governance, law and human rights, Routledge
Gray J, 2014, 'Frack off! Law, policy, social resistance, coal seam gas mining and the Earth Charter', in Westra L; Vilela M (ed.), EARTH CHARTER, ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 129 - 147, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138016927/
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
Gray J, 2011, 'Water Trading and Regulation in Australia', in , Lumen Juris, Brazil
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
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
Gray JS, 2008, 'Watered Down Legal Constructs, Tradable Entitlement and the Regulation of Water', in Watered Down Legal Constructs, Tradable Entitlement and the Regulation of Water, edn. Original, Routledge, pp. 147 - 168
Gray J; Gardner A, 2008, 'Exploiting the unspeakable: Third-party access to sewage and public-sector sewerage infrastructure', in Troy P (ed.), TROUBLED WATERS: CONFRONTING THE WATER CRISIS IN AUSTRALIAS CITIES, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Gray J; Fisher D; Gardner A; Godden L; McDonald J; McGrath C; Tan P-L, 2011, Public Hearing into the Water Act (2007)
Gardner A; Bartlett R; Gray J; Nelson R, 2018, Water Resources Law, 2nd Edition
Gray J; Foster N; Dorsett S; Roberts H, 2017, Property Law in New South Wales (4th ed)
Gray J; Edgeworth B; Foster N; Dorsett S, 2012, Property Law in New South Wales, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW
Gray JS; Gardner A; Bartlett RH, 2009, Water Resources Law, Lexis Nexis, Sydney
Edgeworth BJ; Gray JS; Grattan S; Foster NR, 2007, Property Law in New South Wales, 2nd, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney
Gray JS; Edgeworth BJ, 2003, Property Law in New South Wales, 1st, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney
Gray J; Bauer M, 2017, Making every drop count: international responses to water management challenges, Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
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.
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, 01 November 2009
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
Gray JS, 2004, '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
Gray JS, 2004, '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