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Institute for Law and Governance

Welcome to the Institute for Law and Governance

The Institute for Law and Governance explores the role of law in dealing with contemporary societal challenges in fields as diverse as climate change, energy transition or international trade and investment. Recognising the complex multi-level nature of these challenges and the call for socio-ecological transformations, we analyse questions of law and governance in their wider social and political context at the urban or regional, as well as the European and international level. This comprehensive approach informs our teaching offerings on WU’s LLB, LLM and MSc (SEEP) programmes as well as the supervision of thesis projects at all levels. In addition, we actively engage in third mission activities and collaborate continuously with policymakers and vision-driven stakeholders.

With our expertise we also engage in multi-disciplinary research at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance.