Special Lecture on Global Society III
Earth System Law and Governance
Are law and legal science in their present guise suitable to navigate the Anthropocene? Addressing the need to critically revisit the place, role and purpose of law in contemporary society, this course explores the possible development of innovative legal responses to the many complex, multi-scalar governance challenges arising from within an Earth System context. Through short interactive lectures, classroom discussions based on pre-assigned readings and case studies, students examine the transformative potential of Earth System Law and Governance and discuss the promise of this emergent alternative conceptual framework to evolve from a theoretically innovative perspective to facilitating positive, on-the-ground change.