Jill Robbie_BW

Jill Robbie

United Kingdom

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. 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.


The intention is to gather scientific insights about major societal challenges in LIAS on the basis of international and interdisciplinary consultation.

Luc Sels

Rector KU Leuven and Co-Chair LIAS Foundation