Westminster law professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos receives prestigious environmental law education award

Law 22 December 2016

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has awarded Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law and Theory in the Westminster Law School and Director of The Westminster Law and Theory Lab, the prestigious Senior Distinguished Environmental Law Education Award 2016. 

This global distinction was awarded during the Academy’s 14th Annual Colloquium held in Oslo. The prize committee recognised Professor Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos's experimental, multidisciplinary approach to learning and teaching of environmental law that combines legal knowledge with theoretical perspectives, interdisciplinary understandings of environmental law and personal experiences.

IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Education Awards recognise significant and diverse contributions to education and learning on environmental law. Such contributions include teaching specialised courses to undergraduate and graduate students, delivering clinical programmes that expose students to the practice of environmental law, and supervising students who are undertaking advanced research in Master's and PhD programmes.

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