Congratulations to Professor Liz Fisher, who 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 Fisher, who is Professor of Environmental Law, 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. Professor Fisher is very grateful to the Trust for this generous support of her work.

Professor Fisher is also to be congratulated together with Professor Sidney Shapiro, Frank U. Fletcher Chair in Administrative Law, Wake Forest University and Visiting Scholar at Corpus 2019-2020, for being joint winners of the 2021 American Bar Association Administrative Law Section’s Annual Scholarship Award for their book Administrative Competence: Reimagining Administrative Law (Cambridge University Press 2020).

In their book Professors Fisher and Shapiro reimagine administrative law as the law of public administration by making its competence the focus of administrative law.  They demonstrate why understanding the capacity and authority of expert public administration is fundamental to legitimacy and accountability of the administrative state.

The Award recognises the best works published in the field of administrative law during 2020.