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Professor Gavin McLeod Little

Professor of Environmental & Public Law

Law University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Gavin McLeod Little

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About me

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), PhD (Edinburgh), Dip LP (Dundee), Solicitor. 

Professional background: Prior to joining Stirling I was a lecturer at Dundee University Law School and worked in legal practice. I started at Stirling in 1996 and became a Professor in 2004. I've been part-time at Stirling since 2008.

Motivation: I am passionate about transforming the lives of our students by enhancing their opportunities to pursue world-class professional careers, at home and internationally. As Head of a multi-disciplinary department for six years and then the founding Head of the Stirling Law School, I created a number of highly successful new degree programmes to open up exciting fresh career paths for Stirling graduates, including the professionally accredited Stirling LLB and the BA in Law. During this time, I also led the rapid growth of the MSc in Investment Analysis, making it the largest taught postgraduate degree programme at Stirling, with students and graduates from all around the world.

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Lead for University of Stirling Faculty of Arts and Humanities research group on environment and energy
University of Stirling

Event / Presentation

Distinguished guest speaker: 2019 Reflections on the growing importance of interdisciplinary research across the arts and humanities on energy and environmental problems, South Western Petroleum University Law Forum, Chengdu, China

Distinguished guest speaker: 2019 Sichuan University Law School, Key features of European Union environmental governance, Chengdu, China
Sichuan University

Keynote speaker: 2019 Society of Legal Scholars Energy Section

Distinguished guest speaker: 2018 book launch for Climate and Energy Governance for the UK Low Carbon Transition by Thomas L. Muinzer, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee
University of Dundee

Keynote speaker: 2018 Investigating the Impact of Law through Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Monash University Campus, Florence, Italy
Monash University

Keynote speaker: 2018 Petrocultures Conference, University of Glasgow
University of Alberta

Keynote speaker at 2017 UK Energy Law and Policy Association

2016 Panel member with Prof Elizabeth Fisher (University of Oxford) and Dr Ole Pederson (University of Newcastle) discussing interdisciplinary environmental law scholarship in practice, 2019 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Oxford

Other Academic Activities

Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Energy Inquiry Committee
The Royal Society of Edinburgh

https://www.rse.org.uk/energyinquiry/
Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Energy Inquiry Committee (Chair, Sir Muir Russell)

Other Project

Presented written and oral evidence on request to the Environment, Climate and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the implications of Brexit for environmental law and governance.
The Scottish Parliament

Presented written and oral evidence on request to the Environment, Climate and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the implications of Brexit for environmental law and governance at three separate hearings in March 2017, January 2018 and May 2018.

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