UCL Faculty of Laws

Dr Steven Vaughan

Dr Steven Vaughan

Senior Lectureship in Environmental Law

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Jul 2017


University College London
SFHEA, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education | 2016


Steven’s career began in the City as a solicitor specialising in environmental law (first at Freshfields, then at Latham & Waktins), before moving into academia. His research interests lie in the regulation and governance of three fields: environmental law; the legal profession; and corporate finance. Between 2013 and 2016, Steven was an ESRC ‘Future Research Leader’ completing an empirical project exploring the relationships between lawyers in large law firms and their clients. Away from the Faculty, he sits on the Policy Committee of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Research Strategy Group of the Legal Services Board. 

Steven has published a monograph on EU chemicals regulation and new governance, an edited collection on legal education and the legal profession, various reports for public bodies, and a number of articles in international journals.  Keen that his work engages with an audience beyond the academy, Steven has spoken at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts and written for a number of media outlets (including The Times, The Guardian and The Lawyer). He has also undertaken Visiting Fellowships at Stanford University, the University of Melbourne and the Frank J. Kelley Institute of Ethics (at Michigan State University).  

Steven is also a keen blogger https://limitsoflawyers.wordpress.com