UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Maria Lee wins The Society of Law Scholars 2016 Best Paper Prize

28 September 2016

Professor Maria Lee, Professor of Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, has won The Society of Legal  Scholars (SLS)  Best Paper Prize for her paper ‘Knowledge of landscape in wind energy planning’.

Presented during the Environmental Law section of the SLS 2016 Annual Conference held in Oxford from 6-9 September 2016, the paper explores the ways in which the planning system receives different knowledge claims and validates some of them, discussing the ways in which legal processes shape those knowledge practices. Knowledge claims about the ways in which large wind farm developments will affect valued ‘landscapes’ provide the context  for Maria’s analysis.

This paper is part of a broader ESRC funded project, Evidence, Publics and Decision-Making for Major Wind Infrastructure, and will be published in the journal Legal Studies.