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Jane Holder   JANE HOLDER
LLB (1990), PhD (1996)
Professor in Environmental Law

contact details:
phone: +44 (0)20 7679 1447 | internal: x21447
mobile: +44 (0) 07923 617699
email: jane.holder@ucl.ac.uk

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Jane’s research focuses on regulatory mechanisms for environmental protection, particularly environmental assessment and its use as a means to assess whether negative environmental impacts of policies are borne disproportionately by certain sectors of the population.

Jane’s current research interests are the regulation of decision making concerning land use and development, EU environmental law, the environmental protection aspects of common ownership (especially town and village greens), ‘green’ legal theory, environmental justice and issues of environmental identity, environmental citizenship and education for sustainable development.

Jane has built a practical element into her research on environmental protection and environmental justice by establishing (in association with the Living Space Project), the LLM LARCS (Legal Action and Research for Communities and Sustainability) course which equips law students with the skills and knowledge to undertake legal research work in local communities.

Jane is Lead Editor of the International Journal of Law in Context, co-chair of the Executive Board of UCL’s Sustainable Cities Grand Challenge and a Public Engagement Beacon Mentor.

Current research
Creating European Territory: Law, Environmental Protection and the EU’s Land Project (with Antonia Layard) on territorial cohesion policy and its implications for environmental protection.

Selected Publications

Other activities
Jane convenes and teaches a series of research methodology seminars for PhD students, including an annual study retreat to Cumberland Lodge.

Current Teaching
Environmental Law

Environmental Justice and Sustainability
Legal Action and Research for Communities and Sustainability (LARCS)
Environmental Law of the EU II
Research Methodology seminars

Ph.D supervision
Jane has supervised doctoral students working on public participation, land access isues, renewable energy, EU fisheries agreements, and EU transport policy. She welcomes applications for supervision in the following areas: environmental assessment, EU fisheries, EU habitat conservation, spatial strategy and planning at the European level and renewable energy. Jane welcomes the opportunity to supervise students working in related areas and is particularly keen to co-supervise students working on interdisciplinary projects.

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