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Associate Professor (Reader) in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

Veerle Heyvaert is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Law. She teaches environmental law and European law. She has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (It). In 1998-1999, she was the inaugural Sir Peter North Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Keble College, Oxford. She has published extensively on issues of transnational environmental law and risk regulation, including recent articles on the emergence of hybrid norms in the European Journal of International Law (2009) and the globalisation of chemicals regulation in the Journal of Law and Society (2009).

Research interests:
Current research interest cover international environmental law and questions of compliance with international commitments, new developments in European environmental law, and in particular the reform of the EU regulatory framework for chemicals control.

External activities:
Veerle Heyvaert is a Founding Editor-in-Chief of Transnational Environmental Law, a peer-reviewed journal published by CUP.


  • –present
    Reader in Law, London School of Economics