Thomas Koller is conducting his doctoral research into the International Court of Justice to ascertain whether its philosophy presents an overarching theory of the environment.
LLB - University of Reading
LLM International Law and World Order - University of Reading
After completing his LLB and LLM studies Thomas worked in several different teaching and learning capacities before accepting his current position as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate at Birmingham Law School. He designed and implemented an enquiry-based learning research module for all first year LLB students at the University of Reading and at Taylors University College in Malaysia. He also project managed a three-year University Teaching Fellowship Scheme project into student stories of assessment.
Thomas’ research is in international law and legal theory. He is particularly interested in international environmental law, environmental ethics and environmental philosophy. His previous research has analysed the extent to which law may describe ethical relationships between individuals and the environment. His current research for his PhD is a study of environmental philosophical perspectives in decisions of the International Court of Justice to ascertain whether its philosophy presents an overarching theory of the environment. His supervisors are Professor Sean Coyle and Dr Bharat Malkani.