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Sustainability & the Law lecture series

Sustainability & the Law is a series of lectures (given in Dutch) that introduces students to the relevance of sustainability within the study of law. In these lectures, our teaching staff collaborate with hands-on experts and guest speakers. They highlight both the legal and social aspects of a variety of topics during the lectures. Teaching is interactive and encourages students to think critically and ask questions.

This lecture series is already in its fifth year. At last year’s opening lecture, we discussed the right to protest and climate action. This was followed by a lecture on the topic of tax subsidies for the fossil industry. The third lecture dealt with the energy transition and the role of the EU, while the fourth focused on the climate case at the International Court of Justice. The fifth lecture was about sustainability within the financial sector.

Film night
The lecture series concluded with a film night where students watched 'Dark Waters' and discussed developments in PFAS and chemical company Chemours.

Leiden Law Blog
More than 40 students completed the lecture series by writing a blog post, for which they received a certificate. A selection of those blogs will be published on the Leiden Law Blog.

Interested in participating in the upcoming lecture series on Sustainability & the Law?  The provisional date for the first lecture has been scheduled for Monday 4 November 2024.

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