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Prof Donald Mcgillivray

Post:Professor of Environmental Law (Law)
Other posts:Professor Of Environmental Law (School of Law, Politics and Sociology)

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UK:01273 877940
International:+44 1273 877940

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I am a Professor of Environmental Law at Sussex Law School.

My background is in law (LLB) and socio-legal studies (MA). I have over 25 years experience teaching and researching environmental law at the University of Kent and at Birkbeck, University of London before joining Sussex in 2013.

I am a co-author of Bell, McGillivray, Pedersen, Lees and Stokes, Environmental Law (9th ed OUP 2017). My most recent publication is a chapter on case study research methods in Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and Victoria Brooks (eds) Research Methods in Environmental Law: A Handbook (2017). 

I am Head of Sussex Law School, having been Deputy Head (2015-2019) with particular responsibilities for teaching and learning. I was previously Director of Student Experience for Law, Politics and Sociology (2013-16).


I am Head of Sussex Law School and Professor of Environmental Law.


Community and Business

I am an active member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) with a particular interest in building its support for students (through bursaries, student competitions and achievement awards, see and building stronger links with the University sector. I am also a member of the Academic Panel of Francis Taylor Buildings, a leading Barristers Chambers in London.