Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & GovernanceTeaching

We offer innovative, research-led and practice-oriented teaching to equip our students to:

  • assess new legal developments at different levels of governance in 12  specialised areas such as biodiversity, climate change, forests, oceans and fisheries, land, food, and water;
  • analyse cross-cutting themes across different environmental regimes including justice, human rights, and corporate accountability;
  • enhance their global employability by thinking critically and creatively about the role of law in environmental governance.

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Based on our first-hand understanding of the role of law for multi-level environmental governance, we build students' skills and knowledge in:

  • international organisations
  • national government bodies, involved in international, EU and/or transnational environmental law matters
  • think tanks and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that operate at the international, regional, national and local level
  • other research institutions

We provide opportunities to our undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to:

  • get involved, where possible, in our research, knowledge exchange and consultancy work to receive on-the-job training, as well as strengthen their CVs and build professional networks
  • receive proactive support in pursuing international internships (which have become an almost necessary step for an international career) and employment opportunities
  • keep in touch after they have left Strathclyde, with a view to receiving further support in career development and exploring opportunities for future collaboration

Discover more about SCELG

VI PG Colloquium

VI Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Law and Governance
- 2-3 May 2017
V PG Colloquium

BeneLex project

The BeneLex project aims to investigate the conceptual and practical dimension of benefit-sharing. To assign in equity the advantages from the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources among different stakeholders.

Climate and Sustainability Project (CASP)

We coordinate an annual student-led project that explores the legal and policy links between sustainable development and climate change.


Our centre collaborates and shares research with a wide range of non-academic actors.