Justice Rachel Pepper
Justice Pepper was appointed as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW in May 2009.
From 1997 until her appointment in 2009, Justice Pepper practised as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar. Her principal areas of practice were general commercial law and public law, including constitutional and administrative law. While at the bar, Justice Pepper was a member of Bar Council from 2000-2009 and was Secretary of the Bar Council from 2006 to 2009.
Prior to being called to the bar, Justice Pepper was the Associate to Justice Michael McHugh AC in the High Court of Australia.
In March 2015 Justice Pepper was the inaugural judge-in-residence at the Australian National University’s Centre for International and Public Law at the ANU College of Law.
In 2017 she was appointed Chair of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Gas Reservoirs and Associated Activities in the Northern Territory.
She is Vice President of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and is a committee member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (NSW Chapter).
She has previously lectured in law at UTS and UNSW and is currently a guest lecturer in Environmental Litigation at the Faculty of Law at Sydney University.
She is currently an ambassador for Twenty10.