Centre for Governance and Law in Europe

Centre for Law and Governance in Europe

Joanne Scott   JOANNE SCOTT
Professor of European Law

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1408 | internal: x21408
Email: joanne.scott@ucl.ac.uk

Joanne Scott was appointed as Professor of European Law in 2005, having previously been a Reader in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. Her main areas of expertise are European Union Law and WTO Law. She has published extensively on law and new modes of governance, environmental law and policy and on the intersections between different sub-national, national and international legal orders.

She was recently awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for her research on the global reach of EU climate change law (2012-2014). She was a member of the UCL/Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change and of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (2009-2011). Joanne was awarded a grant of £168.693 in 2013 as part of an inter-disciplinary team investigating the climate change dimensions of shipping (see: https://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/energy/news/shipping-changing-climates).

She has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School and Harvard Law School and was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012 and as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013.

Joanne is a member of the editorial boards of: International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of Environmental Law, Journal of International Economic Law and Transnational Environmental Law.

Download Joanne's CV here.

Recent Publications

[For a full list see: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/research/publication/index?upi=JSCOT26]

  • 'Extraterritoriality and Territorial Extension in EU Law' (June 8, 2013). American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2276433
  • 'Contingent Unilateralism - International Aviation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme' in B. Van Vooren, S. Blockmans and J. Wouters, The EU's Role in Global Governance: The Legal Dimension (OUP, 2013)
  • 'Stateless Nations in the European Union: Two Cheers not Three' in N. Walker (ed.), Maccormick's Scotland (Edinburgh UP, 2012)
  • ‘EU Climate Change Unilateralism’ (2012) 23 European Journal of International Law 469 (with Lavanya Rajamani)
  • ‘Carbon Trading Needs a Multi-Level Approach’ 7357 (2011) Nature 445 (with Mark Maslin)
  • 'In Legal Limbo: Post-Legislative Guidance as a Challenge for European Administrative Law' (2011) 48 Common Market Law Review, pp. 329-355
  • 'The Multi-Level Governance of Climate Change' in: P. Craig and G. de Burca, The Evolution of EU Law (OUP, 2011), pp. 805-835
  • ‘Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change’ The Lancet (2009) pp. 1693-1733 (with A. Costello and an inter-disciplinary team of UCL researchers)
  • 'From Brussels with Love: The Transatlantic Travels of European Law and the Chemistry of Regulatory Attraction' (2009) 57(4) American Journal of Comparative Law 897-942
  • 'The Hidden World of WTO Governance' (2009) 20(3) European Journal of International Law 575-614 (with Andrew Lang)
  • REACH: Combining Harmonisation with Dynamism in the Regulation of Chemicals' in J.Scott (ed.), Environmental Protection: European Law and Governance (OUP, 2009)
  • Environmental Protection: European Law and Governance (ed.) (OUP, 2009)
  • The WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2007, pb. 2009) 340pp
  • Law and New Governance in the EU and the US (ed.) (Hart Publishing, 2006) (with Gráinne de Búrca)
  • 'Courts as Catalysts: Rethinking the Judicial Role in New Governance' 13(3) (2007) Columbia Journal of European Law, pp. 565-594 (with Susan Sturm)

Current Teaching
Joanne Scott contributes to the undergraduate EU Law course.

Joanne Scott contributes to postgraduate courses on EU Environmental Law and WTO Law.

PhD Supervision
Joanne Scott’s PhD students have written on diverse topics including new modes of governance in the EU, the international aspects of EU food safety regulation, the precautionary principle, regime interaction in international fisheries governance and EU regulation of genetically modified organisms. Joanne welcomes approaches from potential students, particularly in the area of European/transnational environmental law and governance, including climate change.

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