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Aaron Cooper

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I joined Coventry University in September 2016 as a lecturer in law, having worked as a research assistant on the award winning Sino-UK Commercial Law LLB Programme. Since then I have published research within the field of Environmental Law and Energy, a relatively small field at Coventry I am seeking to expand.

As a student I spent a significant amount of time at the Orebro University in Sweden, studying and researching human rights and international refugee law. As a post graduate I studied international Law with a focus on International Environmental Law. I have also benefitted from working with world leading consultants in energy law, even providing a legal opinion for an arbitration in Brazil.



I am interested in all matters concerning the Arctic and it's relation to the international order within the context of climate change. I have currently concluded a PhD proposal looking to examine the theory of self determination and its effect on sustainability within the Arctic and environmental law. This has fed into my research examining the concept of intergenerational equity and transgenerational conflicts.


Area of Expertise:

  • Environmental Law within the context of the Arctic.
  • Indigenous Peoples within the context of sustainable development
  • Contemporary challenges of Arctic Geopolitics


Research Interests

International Environmental Law, Human Rights, Energy Politics, Energy Law, Resource extraction, Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics.

Education/Academic qualification

LLM in International Law, Coventry University

22 Jan 201322 Jan 2014

LLB Law, Degree, Coventry University

3 Sep 200822 Jun 2012

External positions

Consultant, International Energy Law Advisory Group (IELAG)

18 Apr 2018 → …

External Examiner, University of Wolverhampton

28 Feb 201828 Feb 2020

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Research Output

  • Forfeiture, Buy-Out Provisions and Enforceability in English Law After the Makdessi Decision

    Cooper, A., 1 Nov 2018, Joint Operating Agreement: Applicability and Enforceability of Default Provisions. Pereira, E. G. & Zahari, W. M. Z. W. (eds.). Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Norway: the paradoxical environmentalist: Case comment

    Cooper, A., 7 May 2017, In : Coventry Law Journal. 22, 2, p. 54-57 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Oslo Principles and climate change

    Cooper, A., 5 Jul 2015, In : Coventry Law Journal. 20, 1, p. 45-49 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 3 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Examination

    Energy Transitions 2020

    Aaron Cooper (Speaker)
    27 Feb 202028 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Oil, Gas and Energy Law (Journal)

    Aaron Cooper (Associate Editor), Daria Shapovalova (Associate Editor)
    5 Jan 202028 Mar 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Arctic Spirit Conference 2019

    Aaron Cooper (Speaker)
    13 Nov 201916 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Gateway to a Golden Future? Energy development in Guyana

    Aaron Cooper (Co-organiser), Daria Shapovalova (Co-organiser)
    13 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    External Examiner (LLB Law & LLM Law)

    Aaron Cooper (Examiner)
    1 Sep 201828 Feb 2020

    Activity: Examination