Alasdair Cameron is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh’s Global Environmental and Climate Change Legal Masters Course and now works at the Law Society of England & Wales as their first Climate Change Resource Adviser within their Policy Team. Before this, he worked at the United Nations as an intern for five months. In his blog, Alasdair discusses his academic trajectory as a recent law graduate entering the field of climate change policy.
It did not take long for me to realise I had landed upon a legal discipline that I not only knew little about at the beginning of that academic year but merged my academic interests with an area I truly felt passionate about.
If it were not for my university offering bespoke and in-depth courses on environmental and climate change law, the chances of me working in this discipline today would be slim and at minimum would have taken me a lot longer to get to where I am today. I am continually commended on my enthusiasm, which makes me recognise how dearly we need young people working in climate change law and policy – it is our future at stake.