Dr. James Harrison

Dr. James Harrison

James has been a lecturer at the Edinburgh School of Law since July 2007. He teaches on a wide range of international law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. James’ main areas of research interest are international law of the sea, international environmental law, and international investment law. He has been involved in various international research projects within these areas. Prior to entering academia, James worked for a small nongovernmental organization in the field of labour rights and environmental protection.


  • Lecturer, University of Edinburgh (July 2007-present)
  • Administrator & Trade Policy Officer, Banana Link, Norwich (Sep 2003-August 2004)
  • Academic Officer, Union of U.E.A. Students, Norwich (June 2001-August 2002)


  • Ph.D. University of Edinburgh (2004-2007)
  • L.L.M. (Distinction) University of Edinburgh (2002-2003)
  • L.L.B. University of East Anglia (1998-2001)Other Qualifications and Academic Achievements
  • Annual Case Review Editor for the Journal of Environmental Law (2006-present)
  • PhD Scholarship from the University of Edinburgh (2004-2007)

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