SCELG Welcomes New LLM Students
On Friday 21st of September, the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance gave a warm welcome to its new students on the LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance during a special Induction Day on International Law and the Environment.
The induction sessions explored the teaching methods at the University of Strathclyde and the basics of international law, with two case studies on protected areas and indigenous peoples, and on a new treaty on marine biodiversity respectively. The two scenarios built on SCELG ongoing research and knowledge exchange on biodiversity, notably under the BENELEX Project, and on ocean governance (as Prof Morgera and Dr Diz recently participated in UN negotiations on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction). They also aimed to equip students with the research and study skills necessary to explore the full potential of their LLM, with sessions on note-taking, critical analysis and reading, sources and citations, writing and assessments.
The fact that our students, like our SCELG members, come from diverse backgrounds and from different regions and countries, including the UK, the EU, Ecuador and China, allowed for a wealth of perspectives to be brought to the discussions.