Dr Ole Pedersen
Reader in Environmental Law


Prior to joining Newcastle Law School in 2008 I studied law at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aberdeen.

My teaching and research focus on various aspects of environmental law in particular relating to rights and justice as well as enforcement and theoretical issues (see SSRN Author Page).

Roles and Responsibilities

Chair of the Board of Examiners

Member of Senate 

Member of Council


BA Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
LLM, School of Law, University of Aberdeen
LLM, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
PhD, School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Previous Positions

Teaching Assistant, School of Law, University of Aberdeen


Academic Associate New Park Court Chambers 


UK Environmental Law Assocation (UKELA)

Nordic Environmental Law, Governance & Science Network

Research Interests

My research focuses on various aspects of environmental law (UK, international and European environmental law). Current work focuses on human rights and the environment, the enforcement of environmental law, the theoretical bases of environmental law as well as 'fracking'.

SSRN Author Page 

Other Expertise

 Public international law and human rights law.

Current Work

My current work includes research into the theoretical foundations of environmental law as well as work on rights and the environment. In addition, I am working on a project examining the enforcement of environmental law through so-called enforcement undertakings.

Postgraduate Supervision

I am currently supervising research students researching management of common land and ecosystem services. I am  interested in supervising research students in various aspects of environmental law. In particular the areas of environmental rights, environmental justice, climate change, and international environmental law.

If you would like further information on reading for a research degree at Newcastle Law School please see www.ncl.ac.uk/nuls/postgraduate/research/index.htm

Esteem Indicators

Assistant Editor and Book Review Editor of Environmental Liability
Joint Case Note Editor of Environmental Law Review

Contributor to the blog International Law Observer internationallawobserver.eu/

Undergraduate Teaching

Environmental Law (Law3015)

Postgraduate Teaching

Science, Climate Change and Environmental Justice (Law8138)

International Environmental Law (Law8053)

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Law (Law8553)