Centre for Law and Environment


Partnership with the Environmental Law Foundation

1 June 2016

Professor Jane Holder has been leading our partnership with the Environmental Law Foundation established last year. The ELF/UCL Clinic has been set up allowing the introduction of an environmental legal practice element into the LLB programme and bringing UCL Laws into a national network of ELF clinics located in universities. This provides the opportunity to share expertise and best practice in clinical legal education, as well as identifying patterns of environmental injustice.

As outputs from the partnership and clinic, this year’s LLB environmental law students have:

– researched EU environmental assessment law to support a cross-NGO complaint to the European Commission about the non-implementation of national regulations relating to farmland biodiversity.

– embarked on advice work for users of Battersea Park in relation to decision making about planned Formula E racing events.  The areas of law include environmental assessment and Aarhus participation rights.