The Institute has three full-time academic staff. They are Professor Jan Glazewski, Professor Alexander Paterson and Mrs Phillipa King. Professor Derry Devine, continues to be a member of the Institute as an Emeritus Professor. Dr Jenny Hall and Dr Remy Kinna are currently honorary research associates of the Institute. The Institute’s administration is attended to by Mrs Toni Murphy.
Professor Jan Glazewski
Jan Glazewski is a professor of law in the Institute. He was Special Advisor to the former Minster of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Mr Mohammed Valli Moosa in 2003/4. In the early 1990s he was involved in the inclusion of environmental right in both the Namibian and South African Constitutions. His book Environmental Law in South Africa (Butterworths LexisNexis 2005) was awarded the UCT book award and he is currently completing the third edition. His current research interests include climate change law, energy law and environmental law. His recent publications and reports are in the area of climate change liability, climate change and planning law, and carbon capture and storage.
Professor Alexander Paterson
Alexander Paterson is a professor of law in the Institute and teaches Principles of Environmental Law, Land Use Planning Law, Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers and convenes the LLB Environmental Research Focus Group. He joined the Institute Law in 2004 and holds a BSocSci LLB LLM (Environmental Law) PhD from the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining the Institute he practised as an environmental attorney at Winstanley Smith and Cullinan Inc. and environmental consultant with EnAct International. He has also worked in the NGO sector monitoring the progression of environmental legislation through Parliament. Alexander serves on the board of various regional and national institutions and is assistant editor of the South African Journal of Environmental Law. He is furthermore a member of: the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law; IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law (WCEL); IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA); and the Joint Task Force on Protected Areas of the WCPA and WCEL. His areas of interest and research include biodiversity, protected areas and incentive based environmental regulation. On weekends you will find him up a mountain or surfing in the cold Atlantic Ocean. Alexander will be on sabbatical in 2017.
Mrs Phillipa King
Phillipa King holds a BCom LLB from Rhodes University. She obtained a Masters in Marine and Environmental Law from the University of Cape Town in 2009, completing her studies with distinction. Phillipa served her articles of clerkship at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in March 2011. During her articles she was exposed to corporate and litigation work, including maritime law, construction law and corporate law. Thereafter, Phillipa joined Smith Ndlovu & Summers (SNS) Attorneys from 2011-2016 where she worked as a Senior Associate. She assisted a wide range of public and private sector clients with environmental law matters. Phillipa joined IMEL in January 2017 to assist with teaching and supervision on its undergraduate and postgraduate Environmental Law Programmes. Her work experience includes land use management, heritage, natural resources, pollution, energy and administrative law issues.
Room 6.28 - Kramer Law Building
Tel: 021 650 5616
Fax: 021 650 5673
Dr Jenny Hall
Jenny is a very well established environmental legal consultant in South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and LLB degree from the University of Cape Town and an LLM degree from the University of South Africa. In addition, she graduated from the Faculty of Law (UCT) with a PhD (Public Law) in 2011, with her dissertation titled ‘The Impact of the Judicial Control on the Public Administration of the Environment’.
Jenny has been intimately involved in the drafting of much of South Africa’s contemporary environmental legislation and has undertaken a diverse array of environmental legal consultancies for national, provincial and local environmental authorities and corporate clients. She joined the Institute as an honorary research associate in 2012.
Dr Remy Kinna
Mr Rémy Kinna is an Australian international water law, policy and governance specialist, currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Previously, he worked for many years managing Oxfam’s humanitarian and development projects across South-East Asia. He was formerly Researcher in the Global Governance of International Watercourses with the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland, as well as working with the Freshwater and Marine Law Unit in the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions at UNEP. He has consulted for a range of global organisations including: IUCN's BRIDGE Hydro-diplomacy Program; Oxfam Australia's Mekong Regional Water Governance Program; WWF Greater Mekong; and WaterAid. Rémy holds a LLB, BSc(Hons) and DipLang(French) from Monash University in Australia and a LLM (Marine & Environmental) from the University of Cape Town as a 2013 graduate of IMEL (his thesis on state responsibility for transboundary water pollution from acid mine drainage was supervised by Prof Loretta Feris). His research focuses upon international environmental law (specifically water), river basin governance and liability for transboundary harm. He has been a member of South Africa’s Environmental Law Association (ELA) since 2011 and is an ‘Expert - International Water Law and Policy’ with the London Centre of International Law Practice. Rémy joined the Institute as an Honorary Research Associate in September 2015.
Mrs Toni Murphy (Administrative Assistant)
Room 6.14 - Kramer Law Building
Tel: 021 650 5642
Fax: 021 650 5673