Law Public Lecture - Connecting and Disconnecting in a Polycentric Legal World

Date Thursday 22 September 2022
Time 5pm - 6pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (Te Whare Tāpere Iti)
Presenter Professor Liz Fisher
Contact Anna Marie Brennan
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Connecting and Disconnecting in a Polycentric Legal World

Law creates frameworks for polycentric environmental problems that manage them both horizontally and vertically. Some of these frameworks are visible. Some are less so. The question is how can law ‘manage’ the connections and disconnections involved in polycentricity better. In this lecture Professor Fisher will focus on ideas of jurisdiction and responsibility.

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Liz Fisher, BA/LLB (UNSW), D Phil (Oxon) is Professor of Environmental Law at Corpus Christi College and the Faculty of Law. She is the Borrin Foundation's Visiting Scholar for 2022. Her research explores the interrelationship between law, administration and regulatory problems in different legal cultures with a particular focus on environmental problems. Her 2007 book, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism, won the SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2008. Other publications includeEnvironmental Law: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2017) and Fisher, Lange and Scotford, Environmental Law: Text, Cases and Materials (2nd ed, OUP 2019). Elizabeth Fisher and Sidney Shapiro, Administrative Competence: Reimagining Administrative Law (CUP 2020) was jointly awarded the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section's Scholarship Award 2021. She is General Editor of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and and served as General Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law for a decade from 2012 to 2022. She has won teaching awards, and served as Vice Dean of the Law Faculty 2013-6, HT 2019, and TT 2021 (the last being Vice Dean (Personnel)). She has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for 2022-25 for a project exploring legal imagination and environmental law.