2017 Network Conference on Law and Sustainability, Groningen

 LAW AND SUSTAINABILITY 10th Conference of the Legal Research Network

(Bristol, ELTE Budapest, Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille, Turku, and Uppsala)

13-15 September 2017, University of Groningen

The Faculties of Law of the Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille – Nord de France, Turku and Uppsala will organize the 10th annual Legal Research Network Conference on 13-15 September 2017. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen.

Aim of the Legal Research Network Conferences

The conferences of the Legal Research Network (LRN) offer a common space for both senior and junior scholars to present and discuss their research in a friendly and stimulating international environment, which transcends the traditional boundaries of the legal sub-disciplines.

2017 Conference Theme

The last three decades witnessed the rise of sustainability discourses. Sustainability has emerged as dominant concept through which societal problems are addressed in policy-making, regulation, and governance at the international, European, and national level. As a concept, sustainability rests on three pillars: an environmental, an economic, and a social pillar. Acknowledging the interrelationship between these three pillars enables us to advance the sustainability of our societies for both present and future generations.

Law arguably has a role to play in the advancement of sustainability since legal rules govern many of the relationships constitutive of both sustainable and unsustainable practices. The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the relationship between law and sustainability.

The programme and registration form can be found here.

Conference Organization

  • Prof. dr. Frans Nelissen, Director of Research, Faculty of Law Groningen
  • Prof. dr. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi, Chair of the Internationalisation Committee, Faculty of Law Groningen
  • Jilles Hazenberg, PhD candidate, Groningen Centre for Law and Governance
  • Nynke Kleinenberg-Scheurer, Secretary of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (n.kleinenberg-scheurer@rug.nl)