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 30(3), 399-423.
  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

  • LAA101 European Law 1

    The module will cover the EU origins and institutions, the law-making of the EU and core principles (such as direct effect and supremacy) and processes (such as preliminary rulings).

  • LAA105 European Law 1

    The module will cover the EU origins and institutions, the law-making of the EU and core principles (such as direct effect and supremacy) and processes (such as preliminary rulings).

  • LAA109 European Law 2

    The module will cover the substantive EU law, in particular the principles underpinning the internal market and the free movement of goods.

  • LAA113 European Law 2

    The module will cover the substantive EU law, in particular the principles underpinning the internal market and the free movement of goods.

  • LAA216 Nature Conservation Law

    This module will consider regulatory approaches to the protection of nature conservation at international, EU and UK level. Our focus will be the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the EU Habitats Directive and wildlife legislation in both England and Wales. Together these laws have created a framework for the protection of endangered species and their habitats. We will also consider the emergence of new perspectives on nature conservation law influenced by our understanding of the significance of an ecosystems approach and the need to place greater value on ecosystem services. Please note: teaching on this module takes the form of a `Workshop method¿ not traditional lectures and seminars. Teaching will be in a small group in 2-3 hour sessions (with breaks). Attendance is essential and preparation is required on a weekly basis. Recordings of these sessions will not be possible.

  • LAA312 Nature Conservation Law

    This module will consider regulatory approaches to the protection of nature conservation at international, EU and UK level. Our focus will be the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the EU Habitats Directive and wildlife legislation in both England and Wales. Together these laws have created a framework for the protection of endangered species and their habitats. We will also consider the emergence of new perspectives on nature conservation law influenced by our understanding of the significance of an ecosystems approach and the need to place greater value on ecosystem services. Please note: teaching on this module takes the form of a `Workshop method¿ not traditional lectures and seminars. Teaching will be in a small group in 2-3 hour sessions (with breaks!). Attendance is essential and preparation is required on a weekly basis. Recordings of these sessions will not be possible.

  • LAQ201 European Law 1

    The module will cover the EU origins and institutions, the law-making of the EU and core principles (such as direct effect and supremacy) and processes (such as preliminary rulings)..

  • LAQ209 European Law 2

    The module will cover the substantive EU law, in particular the principles underpinning the internal market and the free movement of goods.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Joint Honours Programmes - 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