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Dr Emily Barritt is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law and Co-Director of the Transnational Law Institute.
Dr Emily Barritt is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law and Co-Director of the Transnational Law Institute.

Dr Emily Barritt

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law

  • Co-Director of the Transnational Law Institute

Research interests

  • Law

Biography

Emily Barritt is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law and the Co-Director of the Transnational Law Institute at The Dickson Poon School of Law.

Her research focuses on environmental democracy, access to justice, public participation, stewardship and climate change adjudication. She teaches on the undergraduate Tort and Environmental Law modules and runs a special model on Courts and Social Change at HMP Belmarsh.

Emily is a member of the Climate Law and Governance Hub at KCL and a Centre Fellow at the Centre of Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge.

Emily has also been a faculty member of the Law School’s Global League Summer School, co-teaching a course on Climate Change, Justice and Courts with Melanie Murcott of the University of Pretoria and was a Visiting Lecturer at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in 2018. Before being appointed, Emily was a Lecturer in Law at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, lecturing on the undergraduate environmental law module and giving tutorials on Constitutional Law and EU Law.

She undertook her PhD research at KCL and after that a post-doc at the University of Cambridge where she worked on a United Nations Environment Programme project developing legal options for marine biodiversity protection in areas beyond national jurisdiction. 

Research interests

Environmental Law, Democracy, Access to Justice, Public Participation, Stewardship, Climate Change Adjudication. 

Teaching

Environmental Law, Tort Law, Courts and Social Change, Global Law of Climate Change.

PURE profile

For more information on Emily's research, visit her research portal.

News

King's exhibits research at 2023 London Design Biennale

The King’s pavilion 'Seeking Connection' will showcase creative, cross-disciplinary research into digital technologies from across the university.

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Partnership will bring together students from India and UK to advance climate justice

The Dickson Poon School of Law has partnered with two Indian universities to launch an LLM module that will help students identify legal remedies for...

Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Student animation project to help people with learning difficulties understand democracy

King’s students have taken the creative lead in a new project, producing short animations to educate young people, including those with learning difficulties,...

Discovering Democracy 1 780x440

COP26: law school launches Climate Justice Month

Students and staff from The Dickson Poon School of Law will mark COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, with a series of events highlighting the...

A line of people wait with pans for food.

Founding Director of Transnational Law Institute Moves to McGill University

Professor Peer Zumbansen will remain a member of the TLI and The Dickson Poon School of Law as the inaugural Honorary Professor of Transnational Law.

Peer Zumbansen

Climate Change, Justice and the Courts

Dr Barritt ran a week long course on Climate Change, Justice and the Courts with colleague Melanie Murcott from the University of Praetoria.

South Africa

Events

08Jun'Sentinels' film screening and panel discussion.

'Sentinels: understanding rights of nature' screening and panel discussion

Film screening and panel discussion

Please note: this event has passed.

28NovIn Conversation with Justice Pain Courts and  Environmental Crisis

In Conversation with Justice Pain: Courts and the Environmental Crisis

Join us for an intimate evening of conversation with the longest serving judge on the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Justice Nicola Pain.

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Sentinels: Seeking Connection within a Rights of Nature framework

Sentinels is a short movie, based on a true story which explores wider arguments about the Rights of Nature Movement.

Sentinels Banner

The Climate Crisis – A Courtroom Drama

On 26 May 2021, the Hague District Court produced shockwaves when it found that oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, was under an obligation to reduce its climate...

climate2

Why paperwork matters? Government accountability in a crisis

In the aftermath of the recent judgment on PPE procurement - Good Law Project v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - Health Minister Matt Hancock...

Paper Stack Hero 1903px x 558px

News

King's exhibits research at 2023 London Design Biennale

The King’s pavilion 'Seeking Connection' will showcase creative, cross-disciplinary research into digital technologies from across the university.

Seeking_Connection_website_image_780x440px

Partnership will bring together students from India and UK to advance climate justice

The Dickson Poon School of Law has partnered with two Indian universities to launch an LLM module that will help students identify legal remedies for...

Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Student animation project to help people with learning difficulties understand democracy

King’s students have taken the creative lead in a new project, producing short animations to educate young people, including those with learning difficulties,...

Discovering Democracy 1 780x440

COP26: law school launches Climate Justice Month

Students and staff from The Dickson Poon School of Law will mark COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, with a series of events highlighting the...

A line of people wait with pans for food.

Founding Director of Transnational Law Institute Moves to McGill University

Professor Peer Zumbansen will remain a member of the TLI and The Dickson Poon School of Law as the inaugural Honorary Professor of Transnational Law.

Peer Zumbansen

Climate Change, Justice and the Courts

Dr Barritt ran a week long course on Climate Change, Justice and the Courts with colleague Melanie Murcott from the University of Praetoria.

South Africa

Events

08Jun'Sentinels' film screening and panel discussion.

'Sentinels: understanding rights of nature' screening and panel discussion

Film screening and panel discussion

Please note: this event has passed.

28NovIn Conversation with Justice Pain Courts and  Environmental Crisis

In Conversation with Justice Pain: Courts and the Environmental Crisis

Join us for an intimate evening of conversation with the longest serving judge on the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Justice Nicola Pain.

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Sentinels: Seeking Connection within a Rights of Nature framework

Sentinels is a short movie, based on a true story which explores wider arguments about the Rights of Nature Movement.

Sentinels Banner

The Climate Crisis – A Courtroom Drama

On 26 May 2021, the Hague District Court produced shockwaves when it found that oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, was under an obligation to reduce its climate...

climate2

Why paperwork matters? Government accountability in a crisis

In the aftermath of the recent judgment on PPE procurement - Good Law Project v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - Health Minister Matt Hancock...

Paper Stack Hero 1903px x 558px