Dr Victoria Jenkins
Associate Professor
Legal Studies
Telephone: (01792) 513587
Room: Office - 002
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Victoria is an Associate Professor in the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law where she has worked since 1999.Her research interests lie in environmental law, specifically legal approaches to sustainable development and the way in which land use planning, landscape and nature conservation laws seek to protect natural resources. She is particularly interested in  local perspectives and the impact of devolution on environmental protection in Wales.

Victoria has recently been awarded a Research Fellowship with the National Assembly for Wales. She will be considering how sustainable management of natural resources in Wales might be used as a lens through which to explore possible approaches to UK Common Frameworks after Brexit.

Victoria is also co-convenor of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association Wales, Working Party. This group aims to bring together academics, legal practitioners, non-governmental organisations and others with an interest in environmental protection. It has acted as important stakeholder in the creation of a new legal framework for planning and environmental law in Wales.

Publications

  1. The legal response to safeguarding local environmental quality. Legal Studies 35(4), 648-674.
  2. Protecting the natural and cultural heritage of local landscapes: Finding substance in law and legal decision making. Land Use Policy 73, 73-83.
  3. Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Lessons from Wales. Journal of Environmental Law
  4. Gender and the Convention on Biological Diversity. In Jona Razzaque and Elisa Morgera (Ed.), Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law.. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  5. Planning for Major Infrastructure in England: Front Loading Participation in the Interests of Efficiency. In Quality and Speed in Administrative Decision: Tension or Balance. (pp. 83-113). Cambridge: Intersentia.

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Teaching

  • LAA216 Nature Conservation Law

    This module will consider regulatory approaches to the protection of nature consevation at international, EU and UK level. We will consider international agreements relating to nature conservation before looking at the history of nature conservation law in the UK, and the way in which we have broadened our view of the legal mechanisms necessary for nature conservation from species-specific legislation to landscape and habitat protection; particularly in the light of the introduction of the EU Habitats DIrective.

  • LAA312 Nature Conservation Law

    This module will consider regulatory approaches to the protection of nature consevation at international, EU and UK level. We will consider international agreements relating to nature conservation before looking at the history of nature conservation law in the UK, and the way in which we have broadened our view of the legal mechanisms necessary for nature conservation from species-specific legislation to landscape and habitat protection; particularly in the light of the introduction of the EU Habitats DIrective.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Joint Honours Progammes - College of Law, Swansea University

    2009 - Present

  • Study Abroad Co-ordinator - College of Law, Swansea University

    2009 - Present

Research Groups

  • Deputy Director

    Hywel Dda Institute

  • Member

    The Centre for Environmental and Energy Law and Policy

Key Grants and Projects

  • Research Fellowship with the National Assembly for Wales 2018