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Dr Manuel Solis

Telephone +61 8 8313 9167
Position Lecturer
Email manuelpeter.solis@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4344
Building Ligertwood Building
Floor/Room 4 18
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Law School

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Biography/ Background

After almost two decades as a lawyer in the Philippines and working as a legal and policy adviser to multilateral financing and development institutions such as the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme, among others, Manuel or 'Manny' as he is fondly called decided to pursue his PhD in 2012. His PhD examines the intersection of international human rights, energy, climate change and environmental law, particularly the legal significance of adopting a human rights-based approach to provide universal access to modern energy services. While undertaking his PhD, he was a Teaching Fellow at the Adelaide Law School from 2013 to 2014. He also assumed various teaching roles at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of South Australia. Eventually, Manny's PhD was conferred in 2015.

Manny received a number of prestigious awards for his research, including the University Doctoral Research Medal, Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, the South Australia Governor's International Student Postgraduate Academic Excellence Award, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Best Graduate Student Paper Award. Appointed as Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School in 2015, he teaches in Property Law, Foundations of Law, and Perspectives on Property Law and Society and acts as course coordinator for Climate Change Law and the Native Title Internship Programme. Manny is currently the University's Designated Contact Point to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Law School's Indigenous Student Liaison Officer. Also, he has been invited as a visiting law faculty to teach an intensive master course on Asia Pacific Environmental Law at Sydney Law School beginning October 2016.

Qualifications

PhD in Law, University of Adelaide, 2015

MSc in Public Policy & Management (Distinction), Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

Master of Environmental Law (Honours 1 Equivalent), University of Sydney, 2005

LLB, University of the Philippines, 1994

BA (Political Science) Cum Laude, University of the Philippines, 1989

Awards & Achievements

Postgraduate Academic Awards

2015         University Doctoral Research Medal, The University of Adelaide
Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, Dean of Graduate Studies, The University of Adelaide
2014         South Australia Governor's International Student Postgraduate Academic Excellence Award
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Best Graduate Student Paper Award
2011         Heinz College Dean's Certificate for Academic Distinction, Carnegie Mellon University
Academic Excellence for Cost-Benefit Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
Student Graduation Speaker, Carnegie Mellon University


Postgraduate Scholarships
2012 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University of Adelaide
Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Adelaide
2011 Heinz College Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University
2004 Australian Development Scholarship (Merit Scheme), Australian Agency for International Development


Undergraduate Academic Awards
1989 University President's Pin for Academic Excellence, University of the Philippines
Dean's Pin for Academic Excellence, College of Social Sciences & Philosophy, University of the Philippines
Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society (USA) Pin
Pi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society (USA) Pin
1988 College Scholar, College of Social Sciences & Philosophy, University of the Philippines
1987  College Scholar, College of Social Sciences & Philosophy, University of the Philippines
1986 University Scholar, University of the Philippines

Undergraduate Scholarship
1990 The Sigma Rho Fraternity Scholarship for Academic Excellence, College of Law, University of the Philippines

 

 

Teaching Interests

Climate Change Law, Property Law, Foundations of Law, Perspectives on Property Law and Society, Native Title Internship Programme, Asia Pacific Environmental Law, and Human Rights Law

Research Interests

Energy Law (renewable energy and access to modern energy services), Climate Change Law (adaptation, disaster risk management, loss and damage), Environmental Law, International Human Rights Law (socioeconomic rights), Sustainable Development Law, and Rural Electrification

Research Funding

2015 Adelaide Law School Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Write Up Fund Grant,  $10,000

Publications

PhD Thesis

'From right to light: A human rights-based approach to universal access to modern energy services' (The University of Adelaide, 2015) link: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/92548        

Book Chapters

'Adaptation and the Energy Sector' in Daniel Farber and Marjan Peeters (eds), Climate Change Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016) (with Rosemary Lyster)

'Human Rights versus Human Needs: Debating the Language for Universal Access to Modern Energy Services' in Jordi Jaria, Nathalie Chalifour and Louis Kotze (eds), Energy, Governance and Sustainability (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016) 

'Renewable Energy Development in the Philippines: Legal Measures, Implementation, Challenges, and Solutions' in Anton Ming-Zhi Gao and Chien Te Fan (eds), Legal Issues of Renewable Energy in the Asia Region (Wolters Kluwer, 2014)

Journal Articles

'The Pollution Adjudication Board: A Critical Analysis of Adjudication to Resolve Pollution Disputes in the Philippines' (2008) XXII The Lawyers Review 1

'Protected Area Planning in the Philippines: A Case Analysis of the Samar Island National Park' (2005) 9 Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law 109

'Water Quality Management Reforms in the Philippines: The Clean Water Act 2004' (2005) 31 Journal of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines 43

'Legal Perspectives on the Implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism and Its Significance to Renewable Energy Development in the Philippines' (2005) 9 Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law 65

'Revisiting the Philippine Clean Air Act 1999: Is There Compliance in Deterrence and Vice-Versa?' (2005) 9 Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law 239

'Legal Perspectives on the Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity on the Protection of Biodiversity-Associated Traditional Knowledge (2005) IX University of Batangas Law Journal 27

'Harvest for the World: Notes on Modern Biotechnology Regulation in the Philippines' (2004) 8 Asia Pacific Journal on Environmental Law Special Issue on Sustainable Regulation of Biotechnology 209

Professional Associations

Associate Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

Directory of Scholars, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

Associate Member, Australian Centre for Climate & Environmental Law, University of Sydney

Member, National Tertiary Education Union (South Australia)

Life Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Member, Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society (USA)

Member, Pi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society (USA)

Member, The UP College of Law Sigma Rho Fraternity

 

Community Engagement

Member, International Legal Practice Committee, The Law Society of South Australia

Member, Aboriginal Issues Committee, The Law Society of South Australia

Member, Governing Council Brighton Secondary School

Entry last updated: Friday, 23 Dec 2016

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