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Dr Thomas L Muinzer FRSA

Advisory Member

Dr Muinzer is Co-Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law, based at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he also works as a Senior Lecturer in Energy Transition Law.

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Biography​

Dr Muinzer is Co-Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law, based at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he also works as a Senior Lecturer in Energy Transition Law. His teaching, research and consultancy work focuses most particularly on climate and energy decarbonisation law and policy.  He has subsidiary and intersecting interests in the sphere of constitutional law, human rights protections, and the safe and responsible governance of energy and the environment.  

Thomas is the author of the first monograph on the world’s first example of national framework climate legislation: Climate and Energy Governance for the UK Low Carbon Transition: The Climate Change Act 2008 (Palgrave: UK, 2018).  He is also Contributing Editor to the first book-length study of national Climate Change Acts from around the world:  National Climate Change Acts: The Emergence, Form and Nature of National Framework Climate Legislation (Hart/Bloomsbury: UK, 2021).

Thomas is also a Co-founder of the Scottish Climate Emergency Legal Network, and a member of the Legislation Working Group at the Legal Services Agency, Glasgow, which co-ordinates the Network. He is Co-Convenor of the Energy Law section of the Society of Legal Scholars, the body which runs the UK’s major national legal conference, and sits on the Law Society of Scotland's Education and Training (Policy) Committee and its Education and Training (Standard Setting) Sub-Committee, which regulate aspects of solicitors’ training in Scotland.

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