Environmental Law Education Awards

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Education Awards recognize significant and diverse contributions to education and learning on environmental law by Senior and Emerging faculty. Such contributions include teaching specialized courses to undergraduate and graduate students, delivering clinical programs that expose students to the practice of environmental law, and supervising students who are undertaking advanced research in Masters and PhD programs.

The 2016 Education Award winners are announced below.

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos


Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, (Distinguished Environmental Law Education Award, Senior Faculty) LLB, LLM, PhD, is Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster, and founder and Director of The Westminster Law & Theory Lab. He is regularly invited to talk in institutions around the world and holds permanent professorial affiliations with the Centre for Politics, Management and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School since 2006, and the University Institute of Architecture, Venice since 2009. Andreas has been awarded the 2011 OUP National Award for the Law Teacher of the Year, and has since been invited to join the Judging Committee. His research interests are interdisciplinary and include space, bodies, radical ontologies, post-humanist studies, critical autopoiesis, literature, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, gender studies, art theory, and their connection to the law. Andreas is also a practicing artist, working on photography, text and performance under the name of picpoet.

His recent art publication is called a fjord eating its way into my arm, published by AND publishers, London. Andreas is the editor (with Christian Borch) of the Routledge Glasshouse series Space, Materiality and the Normative. He is currently preparing the Environmental Research Method Handbook (with Victoria Brooks, Elgar, 2016) and the Routledge Research Handbook on Law and Theory (2016), as well as completing a monograph on Material Justice (2017).

Amanda Kennedy


Amanda Kennedy

Amanda Kennedy (Distinguished Environmental Law Education Award, Emerging Faculty) is an Associate Professor at the University of New England, Australia. Amanda has extensive experience in law-based multidisciplinary research, particularly incorporating the social sciences, shaped by her interest in contract law and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on the influence of legal instruments and institutions upon stakeholder behaviour. Since commencing the role of Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law in 2008, she has focused upon instruments and institutions for effective natural resource governance. Professor Kennedy was a co-convener of the 2013 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law International Colloquium, held at the University of Waikato in New Zealand and organised a follow-on study symposium in Australia from this event: ‘Land Use Change Law and Conflict’. She has recently co-edited two books which contain scholarly papers from this event and has organised, in conjunction with colleagues from the Beijing Foreign Studies University, a conference on ‘Food Systems Governance’ held in Beijing in 2014. She was also the Co-Editor in Chief of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal from 2013-2015.

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