You can research for an LLM, PhD in Energy Law in this discipline which is in growing demand globally to offer increasing amounts of protection against environmental damage.

The Law School welcomes students who wish to pursue research degrees in law, and is able to provide supervision in a wide range of subjects. There is an active research community, and at any one time there are approximately 80 students from many parts of the world registered for a PhD or Masters Degree by research. Full time PhD students are provided with an office, a computer and access to the internet and printing facilities.

A distinct law library is housed in the same building as the Law School's teaching and staff rooms. The library contains not only a comprehensive collection of Scots and English sources but also a substantial collection of European Union, Commonwealth and American materials. There is a particularly fine collection of books in the field of Roman and Roman-Dutch law. The University is a European Documentation Centre, and that collection is housed in the Law Library, along with the University's collection of Parliamentary and Stationery Office publications.

The Law School has produced works of internationally recognised scholarship as well as standard texts which are used both by students and practising lawyers. These include: Anton with Beaumont, Private International Law; Duff and Hutton, Criminal Justice in Scotland; Beaumont and Weatherill, EU Law; Carey Miller, Moveable Property; McKenzie-Skene, Insolvency Law in Scotland; Scots Commercial Law (ed. Forte); Cusine and Paisley, Servitudes and Rights of Way; Ross with Chalmers, Walker and Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland; Carey Miller and Pope, Land Title in South Africa; Radford, Animal Welfare Law; Carey Miller and Irvine, Corporeal Moveables in Scots Law; Evans-Jones, Unjustified Enrichment; Goldberg and Miller, Product Liability; Ng, Bently and D'Agostino, The Common Law of Intellectual Property; Tang, Electronic Consumer Contracts in the Conflict of Laws; Gordon and Paterson, Oil & Gas Law - Current Practice and Emerging Trends.

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