Veerle Heyvaert


Veerle is a Senior Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Transnational Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press).


In 1998 to 1999, Veerle was the inaugural Sir Peter North Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Keble College, Oxford. She has published on issues of health and environmental law, European law and decision-making in areas of scientific uncertainty in English, Dutch and Italian.

Veerle has an LLM from Harvard Law School, and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (It).

Research interests

  • International environmental law and questions of compliance with international commitments;
  • New developments in European environmental law;
  • The reform of the EU regulatory framework for chemicals control;
  • Transnational risk regulation.


Working paper  20 June, 2016

The transnationalisation of law: rethinking law through transnational environmental regulation

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