Research Center for Environmental Law
Environmental protection remains one of humanity’s biggest challenges and global missions in the 21th century. Environmental law plays a vital role in fulfilling this mission and in reaching the goals of environmental protection, with the characteristics and global challenges of environmental protection necessitating an interdisciplinary approach. In addition, the problems specific to environmental protection and to the related regulation rely on the constant exchange between the realms of academia and practice. Also, environmental law has been under the formative influence of European and international law practically since its inception as an independent legal field. Broad sections of environmental law have developed in conjunction of European law, international law and national law. They frequently exceed individual partial legal orders and require a comprehensive perspective.
The Research Center for Environmental Law focuses on the cross-sectoral topic of “Environmental law” by researching and developing the law relevant to the environment in a problem-oriented manner. Based on a regular exchange between scientists and practitioners even beyond the disciplinary boundaries of legal studies it aims at conducting research in the field of environmental law, hosting relevant events, and teaching environmental law.