VI Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance

Read the full call for abstracts here

This Colloquium provides an opportunity for Post Docs, Ph.D., MPhil and LLM students engaged in research in any area of environmental law and governance to present and discuss their work, or a part of it, in a supportive environment. It also provides an opportunity for environmental research students in general (who may not be presenting) to meet and network with other peers and experts working in this area of law. 

The 2018 Colloquium will build on the success of the first five events when researchers from a wide range of countries presented their research on topical areas of environmental law and governance.

The Colloquium offers two types of presentations:

1. Oral Presentations. Accepted presentations will be divided into thematic sessions that will be chaired by a member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and will feature invited experts who will comment on the papers. Each presentation will last 15 minutes followed by ample time for debate introduced by comments from an expert on the field.

2. Poster Presentation. Accepted posters will be displayed at the Colloquium’s venue and time will be given for the authors to introduce and discuss their work with participants. Posters should be A1 size.

Those interested in presenting should submit a 300-word abstract that provides a clear and concise overview of the intended presentation to We welcome abstracts in any field of environmental law and governance that touch upon one or more of the 12 areas of expertise of the SCELG (detailed on our website). Abstracts should indicate which area(s) of environmental law and governance the presentation will focus on. You may also indicate your preferred form of presentation (oral presentation or poster) in your abstract. However, upon the acceptance of your abstract, you may be asked by the Colloquium organisers to present your work in an alternative format in consideration of the slots available for each category of presentation.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 February 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by 01 March 2018.


Registration: To register please send an e-mail to

Date and Time: Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 May 2018; 9.30am – 5.15pm

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

For further information or questions, please contact the Colloquium organisers at

Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance

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