Eloise Scotford

Eloise Scotford


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Research interests

Dr Scotford’s research covers a wide range of aspects of environmental law, within and across jurisdictions, with a particular focus on UK law, EU law, Australian law and international law. She writes on the comparative legal treatment of environmental principles, air quality law, climate change governance, waste law, and legislative and adjudicative processes as they relate to the environment. At the core of this research is an exploration of the richness, variety and openness of legal institutions, doctrines and cultures in responding to and accommodating environmental problems.




  •  Law of Tort (module leader)
  •  Environmental Law (module leader)
  •  Public Law


  • Global Law of Climate Change (module leader)
  • EU Environmental Law (module leader)

Research interests (short)

Environmental Law, Tort Law, Public Law, EU Law

Biographical details

Eloise Scotford is Senior Lecturer in The Dickson Poon School of Law. She joined King’s as Lecturer in September 2010, following three years as Career Development Fellow in Environmental Law, Faculty of Law and Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. Dr Scotford obtained the University Medal in Law in her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. After working as Associate to the Chief Justice of Australia in Canberra and as lecturer at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, she successfully read for the BCL, MPhil and DPhil at the University of Oxford. Dr Scotford is currently an Associate Member of Landmark Chambers a member of the Avosetta group of EU environmental law experts, and Analysis Editor the Journal of Environmental Law. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at Bocconi University in Milan.

Dr Scotford is Academic Convenor for the Anglo-Australian LLB programme.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999


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