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Dr Thomas Muinzer


Law University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Thomas Muinzer

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Thomas is from Northern Ireland, and undertook his qualifying law degree and other legal qualifications at Queen's University Belfast. After receiving his Doctorate he went on to work as a Teaching Assistant in the Law School at Queen's, and also in the Planning department. He subsequently took up his Lectureship in the Law School at Stirling University in late 2016. He has particular expertise in Environmental Law and Public Law. Thomas has been involved in an advisory capacity with a broad range of environmental and other actors, including NGOs, political representatives in the UK's devolved governments, and others. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Society of Legal Scholars, and an Associate Member of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, amongst other organisations. He is also a co-founder and co-editor of Freckle, an environmentally-focused magazine that celebrates people and place in Northern Ireland and beyond. At the beginning of September 2017, Thomas was appointed to the Law Society of Scotland's Education and Training (Standard Setting) Sub-Committee, and its Education and Training (Policy) Committee.  In January 2018 he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).     Teaching: Thomas has considerable experience as an educator in a range of legal areas, and has particular experience in the sphere of environmental law and constitutional law.     Education (Law): PhD, Queen's University Belfast, July 2015 LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Distinction, Queen's University Belfast, 2010-2011 Mlegsci (Qualifying Law Degree), Distinction, Queen's University Belfast, 2008-2010     Education (Other): Thomas also holds an MA in Irish Literature, and a BA in English and Music.  His MA research focused on the work of Victorian barrister and poet Sir Samuel Ferguson, and included cataloguing important historical documents in the Ferguson manuscript collection at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.  This stream of Thomas's education intersects with the substantial involvement he has had in the Arts sector, and he has written widely in Arts areas, including a book on aesthetics and morality commissioned by Lapwing Press in 2009, published in 2011.

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