The Faculty is delighted to announce that Liz Fisher, Professor of Environmental Law, has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Fellowships are for well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to complete a piece of original research.

The Fellowship will enable Liz to pursue research for three years on ‘Environmental law and legal imagination: pasts and futures’. By studying how the expansion of legal imagination over the last fifty years has occurred in the US, UK and Australia, an understanding of how to better craft legal futures can be developed.

Liz said of her award

I’m incredibly grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for its generosity in giving me this opportunity to research how legal imagination has evolved in light of environmental problems over the last fifty years in the UK, US and Australia. Not only is it important to understand the richness of that legal past, but it also serves as a foundation for helping to craft laws to ensure sustainable futures.