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Professor Liz  Fisher

Liz Fisher

Fellow and Tutor, Professor of Environmental Law


Professor Liz Fisher BA/LLB (UNSW) D Phil (Oxon) is Professor of Environmental Law in the Faculty of Law and has been a Fellow of Corpus since 2000. Her first degree was a joint Law/Arts Degree at the University of New South Wales with her Arts major in Science and Technology Studies. From this starting point Fisher developed a passionate interest in the interface between administrative law, expert public administration, and environmental issues. Her work has been both comparative and interdisciplinary in nature and she focuses on the United States, the UK, the European Union and Australia. She has also been engaged in some policy work, particularly in regards to the implementation of the precautionary principle. Fisher was instrumental in setting up the undergraduate and postgraduate environmental law courses for the Law Faculty and she now convenes and teaches on both these courses. She also gives tutorials in environmental law, administrative law and EU Law.  Among her other activities, she is General Editor of the OUP publication Journal of Environmental Law and on the Editorial Committee of the OJLS. Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism (Hart Publishing, 2007) won First Prize for the Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2008. In 2009 she won an Oxford University Teaching Award and was shortlisted for the OUP National Law Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. Between 2013-6 she served as Vice Dean of the Law Faculty. 



E Fisher, Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2017)

E Fisher, B Lange and E Scotford, Environmental Law: Text, Cases and Materials (OUP 2013) - the website for the book (including a link to the companion website and reviews) can be found here.

E Fisher, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism (Hart Publishing, 2007) - 290 pages. First Prize, Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2008, Society of Legal Scholars UK (paperback 2010) - reviews can be found here.


Fisher's Law Faculty webpage with a full list of publications can be found here.

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