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Biography

Navraj’s research and teaching address legal responses to climate change, with a focus on public and constitutional law. Current (mid-2019) research projects include the:

 

-       ‘hidden’ places and spaces of climate litigation

-       climate implications of export credit agencies and their regulation

-       nature of intellectual property rights in the context of climate mitigation

 

Navraj is also running an ESRC funded network of UK/Japanese constitutional and international lawyers. His work has been widely cited and reviewed in scholarly publications, the quality press, including the Times Literary Supplement and the Financial Times, and parliamentary reports. He has also advised philanthropic foundations, regulatory agencies, committees, international organisations and industry.

 

These research and practices areas come together in the Global Environment and Climate Change graduate LLM programme which Navraj directs, integrating  cutting edge legal thinking with climate research in cognate disciplines including business and geosciences.

 

Navraj welcomes PhD applicants in the fields of his research interests. He has supervised eight doctoral candidates to completion, and currently has a further four.

 

Current community roles include:

 

-       Director of Alumni Relations, Edinburgh Law School

-       Head of Public Law Subject Area, Edinburgh Law School

-       Convenor, Equality Diversity and Inclusion committee, Society of Legal Scholars (and Executive Committee member)

-       Board Member, Climate Strategies

 

Past and current research funders include:

 

-       European Commission

-       Economic and Social Research Council

-       British Academy

-       Daiwa Foundation

-       UK Energy Research Council

 

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh has been the Lecturer in Public Law at Edinburgh since 2003. Previously a barrister in London and Lecturer at King's College London, he undertook his graduate work at the University of Cambridge, the European University Institute (Florence) and the University of California, Berkeley (Fulbright Scholar).

Research Interests

Navraj’s research addresses legal responses to climate change, with a focus on public and constitutional law. Current (mid-2019) research projects include the:

 

-       ‘hidden’ places and spaces of climate litigation

-       climate implications of export credit agencies and their regulation

-       nature of intellectual property rights in the context of climate mitigation

-       ESRC funded network of UK/Japanese constitutional and international lawyers

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Research outputs

  1. Just transitions for workers: When climate change met Labour Justice

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Thoughts on ‘Theory’, International Law and Environmental Law Scholarship

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  3. No visible means of legal support: China’s CCS regime

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Seminar on environmental law in UK Parliament and Devolved Assemblies

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesProfessional Development and Training

  2. OUP (Publisher)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

  3. Alternative Models for a Mixed Electoral System

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

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