Manuel Peter Solis

Dr Manuel Peter Solis

Lecturer

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Solis joined the Australian legal academy as a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Law School in 2015, 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. He is course coordinator for Climate Change Law and teaches Property Law, Foundations of Law and Perspectives on Property Law & Society. Dr Solis is also a Visiting Faculty at the University of Sydney Law School in 2016 and 2018 teaching an intensive postgraduate course on Asia Pacific Environmental Law. Dr Solis serves as the University of Adelaide’s Designated Contact Point to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). From 2016 to 2017, he was a member of, and legal adviser to, the Philippines Delegation, and thus, granted a party or negotiator status in the 22nd and 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC in Marrakesh and Bonn. In 2017, Dr Solis was invited to join a select international expert panel constituted by the UNFCCC Secretariat, UN Environment and the Commonwealth Secretariat to assist in reviewing a global, online law and climate change toolkit for launching in July 2018. Dr Solis is one of only four finalists (individual category) in the South Australia Climate Leaders Awards 2018 in recognition of his climate leadership, advocacy and work at the University of Adelaide. For three years in a row, he headed the University of Adelaide’s delegation to the UNFCCC COP since 2016, including COP 24 in Katowice, Poland in December 2018.

I currently research in the areas of energy law, climate change law, environmental law, international human rights law (socio-economic rights) and sustainable development law.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Faculty of the Professions Values Recognition Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Award Finalist, South Australia (SA) Climate Leaders Awards 2018 SA Premier's Climate Change Council Australia
    2015 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Achievement University Doctoral Research Medal University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Award Governor's International Student Post Graduate Academic Excellence Award Study Adelaide Australia
    2014 Award IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Best Graduate Student Paper Award IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Spain
    2012 Scholarship International Postgraduate Research Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2011 Distinction Distinction Carnegie Mellon University H. John Heinz III College United States
    2011 Scholarship Heinz College Scholarship Carnegie Mellon University United States
    2004 Scholarship Australian Development Scholarship (Merit Scheme) University of Sydney Australia
    1989 Award University President's Pin University of the Philippines
    1989 Distinction Cum Laude University of the Philippines Philippines
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Tagalog Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Law
    2011 - 2011 Carnegie Mellon University United States Master of Science in Public Policy & Management
    2004 - 2004 University of Sydney Australia Master of Environmental Law
    1989 - 1994 University of the Philippines Philippines Bachelor of Laws
    1986 - 1989 University of the Philippines Philippines Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)
  • Research Interests

2016 The University of Adelaide, Environment Institute, Travel Fund Support to the UNFCCC 22nd Conference of the Parties $20,000

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

 

I teach undergraduate law courses in Property Law (LAW 1506), Foundations of Law (LAW 1501) and postgraduate courses in Perpectives of Property Law and Society and Asia Pacific Environmental Law, as a visiting faculty at the Sydney Law School. Also, I am  the course coordinator for Climate Change Law and the Native Title Internship Programme.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Fruit and Vegetable Affordability in India, and Its Implication on Attainment of Food Security Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christian ll Genova
    2017 Co-Supervisor Place of Legislation and Charters in Sustainable Energy Development for the Ever Increasing Population Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Kamoru Taiwo Lawal
    2016 Co-Supervisor Dignity and The Exercise of Legislative Power Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Julie Jane Copley
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Aboriginal Issues Committee The Law Society of South Australia Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member International Legal Practice Committee The Law Society of South Australia Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Environment Institute, University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Governing Council of Brighton Secondary School Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member National Tertiary Education Union Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Canada
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian Centre for Climate & Environmental Law Australia
    1995 - ongoing Member Integrated Bar of the Philippines Philippines
    1989 - ongoing Member Phil Kappa Phi International Honor Society United States
    1989 - ongoing Member Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society United States
    1988 - ongoing Member The UP College of Law Sigma Rho Fraternity Philippines
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Associate Editor Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law University of Sydney Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83139167
  • Email: manuelpeter.solis@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4344
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 4
  • Room: 4 18
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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