RECORDING: Lecture “Can civil courts save the climate? Strategic climate change litigation before civil courts in Europe” by the Honorary Doctor of Law Prof. Astrid Stadler

On Wednesday, 10 May at 12:00, Prof. Astrid Stadler, former Vice Rector for Teaching and Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Konstanz, will give a lecture “Can civil courts save the climate? Strategic climate change litigation before civil courts in Europe” at the university assembly hall.

Director of the School of Law, Professor in Social Law Gaabriel Tavits will open the event. 

There will be an opportunity for questions after Astrid Stadler's lecture. The discussion will be moderated by Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor of Macroeconomics Raul Eamets.

After the discussion, an honorary doctorate in law of the University of Tartu will be conferred upon Astrid Stadler.

At its 29 May 2021 session, the university senate granted Astrid Stadler a University of Tartu honorary doctorate for her outstanding achievements in law and years of successful cooperation with the University of Tartu School of Law in forming the new generation of legal scholars.

With Astrid Stadler, also Vice Rector for Teaching of the University of Konstanz Prof. Michael Stürner will visit the University of Tartu.

Everyone is welcome!


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