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Emma Lees is Professor in Environmental and Property Law at the University of Cambridge, currently on secondment to the European University Institute in Florence. She completed her PhD in Cambridge in 2013 and
has an LLM from the University of Dundee and a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of
Oxford. She has been Director of the Environmental Policy MPhil at the University of Cambridge, and
has extensive teaching and supervision experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Her research focuses on environmental and land law broadly defined. In particular, her environmental law research focuses on the role of courts in adjudicating on environmental law issues, and on the national and European rules shaping this judicial role. She has published widely,including a recent monograph, Environmental Adjudication, with Hart Publishing (with O W Pedersen) and a sole-authored land law textbook, The Principles of Land Law with OUP.

Senior Visiting Research Fellow
Professor, European University Institute
Dr Emma  Lees
Not available for consultancy



Latest news

Mistakes, mispleading and overreaching: understanding title registration and correcting the register

17 March 2022

A discussion of the challenging case of Knight v Fernley , and what it means for our understanding of title by registration under the Land Registration Act 2002 has been published in the latest volume of the Jounral of Property, Planning and Environmental Law (currently on line only until later this quarter). It can be...

MSPL Conference 2022

3 February 2022

Registration for the 2022 Modern Studies in Property Law conference is now open. The conference will be held at St John’s College, Oxford from Tuesday 29th March to Thursday 31st March 2022. On the final day of the conference, the MSPL Postgraduate Conference will be held in the same location. Further information about the...

Report on Housing Possession Cases in the Covid-19 Pandemic

3 February 2022

Lisa Whitehouse, Professor of Property Law, Policy and Practice at the University of Southampton ( ), has published her report on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in housing possession cases in England and Wales. The research, generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council...