UCL Faculty of Laws

Dr Allison Lindner

Dr Allison Lindner

Lecturer in Law

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Sep 2021

Research summary

Dr Lindner is an interdisciplinary legal scholar who draws on economics and sociology to understand the connections between human activity, the environment and the law. Her empirical work has examined how sustainable development has influenced the shape of waste management regimes and the economic interactions of the informal economy in the Global South. More broadly, she is interested in environmental law, the informal economy, and research methodologies.  Dr Lindner is a member of the UCL Centre for Law and Environment. She founded and currently runs the Waste Law Reading Group.

Teaching summary


Tort Law

Environmental Law


Environmental Lawyering (co-convenor)

Advanced Foundations of Environmental Law

International and Global Environmental Law

Law and Policy of Climate Change


The University of Kent
Doctorate, |


Dr Allison Lindner joined UCL Faculty of Laws as a Lecturer in September 2021. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Kent, an LLM in International Economic Law from SOAS, University of London, and a B.A in International and Comparative Studies from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining UCL Faculty of Laws, Dr Lindner was an Assistant Lecturer at Kent Law School. She has worked as Legal Researcher in the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat; a researcher for several civil society organisations; and researcher in support of the appellants in the landmark U.S Supreme Court case, Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum. She is previous Chair of the Public Interest Environmental Law UK conference.