The view of the Mensawiese in front of the Westflügel of the Schloss.

Law & Nature

Considering the threats that human activity poses to the natural foundations of life, it is astonishing that there has not yet been an overarching approach in legal theory encompassing both – the human being with its needs and its dependent relationship with the surrounding environment.

With the Law & Nature project, which is funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, Prof. Dr. Birgit Peters (University Trier) and Prof. Dr. Nils Schaks are investigating the extent to which a new jurisprudential approach can be formulated. Nature conservation and environmental protection should be the starting point for consideration without giving up democratic and fundamental freedoms.

An international English speaking conference on the subject was held at the University of Mannheim on the 21st and 22nd of September.

Auf einem Tisch liegen ein Laptop, ein Buch mit dem Titel "Narrative der Globalisierung" und ein aufgeschlagenes Buch mit Brille und Stift.
Research Project

This section provides an overview of the research project's background and objectives.

The main entrance of the university.

All information about the international conference, which took place on 21st and 22nd of September 2023, can be found here.

Coronamaßnahmen, Coronamaßnahmen in der Ehrenhof Bibliothek, Student mit Maske
Publications & Presentations

In this section you will find all the publications and presentations made within the research project.