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From Environmental Law to Law & Environment (LAW-RS-LAWENV-22)


Department LAW
Course category LAW Seminar - 3 credits
Course type Course
Academic year 2022-2023
Credits 3 (EUI Law credits)
  • Daniel Alexander Bertram (PhD Researcher) Nwamaka Ikenze (PhD Researcher) Isola Clara Macchia (PhD Researcher) Dimitrios Tsiatsianis (PhD Researcher)
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22/02/2023 15:00-17:30 @ Sala dei Cuoi

24/02/2023 15:00-17:30 @ Sala dei Cuoi

01/03/2023 15:00-17:30 @ Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati

08/03/2023 10:00-11:00 @ Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati


First and second year researchers as well as LLM researchers can gain 3 credits by attending one of the researcher-taught seminars in each academic year; they can also register for and attend further researcher-taught seminars without gaining credits.

Environmental law still carries the connotation of stale technicality and siloed specialization that has characterized the field since its inception in the 1960s. However, environmental objectives now feature in most, if not all legal subdisciplines. Rather than constituting a unified body of expertise, the interactions between the environment and legal systems increasingly engender multiple ecologies of knowledge. This seminar aims to do justice to this development by reconceiving the ways in which environmental concerns enter and disrupt legal taxonomies. The seminar charts how different branches of the law –in particular waste law, trade law, investment law, and human rights law –react to and shape environmental contingencies. Part and parcel of this tour d’horizon is a larger reflection on law’s normative role in addressing ecological precarity across and within legal subdisciplines. The seminar is aimed at all researchers interested in ‘big picture’-thinking about the recursive relationships between law and environment. As such, it aims at fostering critical reflection among participants over and above detailed subject-matter knowledge of the disciplines covered. No prior knowledge of environmental law is required.

First, Second & Third Term: registration from 19 to 26 September.

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Page last updated on 21 September 2018

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