Dr Jill Robbie
- Senior Lecturer (School of Law)
Jill obtained her law degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2008. She then went on to complete a PhD entitled "Private Water Rights in Scots Law" at the same institution, supervised by Professor Kenneth Reid and Mr Scott Wortley. Following submission of her doctorate in 2012, Jill pursued becoming a qualified solicitor through obtaining the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh and undertaking a legal traineeship at Brodies LLP between 2013 and 2015. Jill began as a Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Glasgow in August 2015 and became Senior Lecturer in January 2021.
Jill's research interest lies within property law, natural resources and sustainability. She is currently investigating the tensions between social justice, economic development and environmental protection in the context of the law regulating land use. She is particularly interested in analysing these tensions in relation to water. Jill is also engaged in comparative law including with the jurisdictions of South Africa, Louisiana and Norway. Her monograph "Private Water Rights" was published by the Edinburgh Legal Education Trust in 2015.
Jill has a long-term research Project on the Reform of Private Water Rights. You can find out more information about this Project on the Reform of Private Water Rights webpage. She is also a Co-Investigator on an EPSRC Programme Grant on Decentralised Water Technologies for Sustainable Rural Communities. You can follow her on Twitter: @JillJRobbie
Dr Robbie has been awarded the following grants:
Jill is a Co-I on a £5.9m EPSRC Programme Grant entitled "Decentralised Water Technologies" which will run 2021-2026. This project is led by Prof William Sloan, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Glasgow, and aims to accelerate the delivery of decentralised water technologies for both water and wastewater services for sustainable rural communities.
£1,000 was awarded to Jill from the John Robertson Bequest for a research collaboration with Dr Elsabe van der Sijde, University of Stellenbosch, on the topic “Micro and macro applications of the systemic constitutional approach to property regulation in the context of sustainability.” Dr van der Sijde will be a visiting researcher at the University of Glasgow in May 2018.
£5,000 was awarded to Jill, Dr Anna Chadwick and Prof George Pavlakos from the University of Glasgow, College of Social Sciences Strategic Research Fund for the proposal “Water as a Global Resource - Meeting the Challenges”. The funds will be used to hold a number of workshops to identify the needs of stakeholder communities concerning access to water.
£4,100 was awarded to Jill from the Carnegie Research Incentive Grants for a 2 month comparative research trip to University of Oslo, Norway from June to August 2018.
£7,500 was awarded to Jill from the Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts and Humanities Small Research Grants for a 2 month comparative research trip to Loyola University in Louisiana from March to May 2018 and related knowledge exchange events.
£1,000 was awarded to Jill from the Clark Foundation for Legal Education for attendance at the South African Research Chair in Property Law International Conference 2017 and one week’s comparative law research trip in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
£1,100 was awarded to Jill from the University of Glasgow’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account to hold a one day workshop at the University of Glasgow exploring how the law of private water rights in Scotland needs to be reformed.
PhD students under supervision
Michael Arthur - 'Land Reform and the Common Good'