Centre for the Study of European Contract Law

Photographer: Cédric Hocepied

Ms L.E. (Laura) Burgers LLM


  • Faculty of Law
    Dep. Private Law A
  • Visiting address
    REC A
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: A8.25
  • Postal address:
  • l.e.burgers@uva.nl
    T: 0205254137

Laura Burgers (1989) joined the European Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) as a PhD candidate in January 2016. The working title of her thesis is Justitia, the Peoples' Power and Mother Earth; Boundaries of democratically legitimate judicial law-making in European private law with environmental liability claims as a case-study. Supervisors are professor doctor C. Mak & doctor M. Bartl. Laura’s research is embedded in Mak’s Vidi-project Judges in Utopia – Judicial law-making in European private law.

Laura has graduated from the University of Amsterdam (Research Master in Public International Law & Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Culture). Benefiting from exchange programs, she also studied French law at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France) and international law at New York University (New York, United States of America). 

See also http://www.lauraburgers.nl (in Dutch) 

2017

  • Burgers, L. E., & de Waal, T. M. (2017). Activisme via de rechter. Wijsgerig Perspectief op Maatschappij en Wetenschap, 57(4), 25-33.

2017

  • Burgers, L. E. (Author). (2017). Anthropocentrism in European Private Law and the Case of Ben Nevis. Web publication/site, http://judgesinutopia.blogspot.com/2017/12/anthropocentrism-in-european-private.html: .
  • Burgers, L. E. (Author). (2017). Dutch NGO wins summary proceedings against Dutch State on air quality. Web publication/site, http://judgesinutopia.blogspot.com/2017/09/dutch-ngo-wins-summary-proceedings.html: .
  • Burgers, L. E. (2017). Meebeslissen. De democratie, de aarde en de toekomst. In M. Janssens (Ed.), Brainwash 2017. De belangrijkste vragen voor morgen Nijgh en van Ditmar.

2016

  • Burgers, L. (Author). (2016). NGO Milieudefensie starts tort proceedings against Dutch State for bad policy on air quality. Web publication/site, Judges in Utopia. [details] 
  • Burgers, L. (Author). (2016). Researchers in Utopia? Benefits and dangers of case-law databases. Web publication/site, Judges in Utopia. [details] 

Media appearance

  • Burgers, L. (12-04-2018). 'Mijn motivatie is dat ik denk dat ik gelijk heb' De Groene Amsterdammer. 'Mijn motivatie is dat ik denk dat ik gelijk heb'.
  • Burgers, L. (21-09-2017). NRC opinion 'Stop behalve luchtvervuiling ook debatvervuiling' [Print] NRC Handelsblad. Opinion NRC 'Stop behalve luchtvervuilling ook debatvervuiling'.
  • Burgers, L. (04-07-2017). Waarom je in India door een rivier voor de rechter gesleept kunt worden [Web] Brainwash.nl. Waarom je in India door een rivier voor de rechter gesleept kunt worden.
  • Burgers, L. (04-08-2016). Brainwash Zomerradio [Radio] NPO radio 1. Is Dutch democracy endangered by a tort case against the State on alledgedly too litlle ambitious air pollution policy?, Interview with Omroep Human at NPO Radio 1.

Talk / presentation

  • Burgers, L. (speaker) (20-4-2018). Justia, the People's Power and Mother Earth - talk about my research during lunch meeting at the institute of private law of the University of Oslo, University of Oslo.
  • Burgers, L. (speaker) (20-12-2017). 'Justitia, the People's Power and Mother Earth' Christmas Lecture for NGO StopEcocide, Stop Ecocide.
  • Burgers, L. (speaker) (15-12-2017). Talk about my research during lunch meeting research group 'Coherent Privaatrecht', Universiteit Leiden, Leiden.
  • Burgers, L. (speaker) (5-12-2017). talk about my research during lunch meeting research group 'hanteerbaar privaatrecht', Rijksuniversiteit van Groningen.
  • Burgers, L. (speaker) (17-10-2017). Democratie versus... Moeder Aarde!? - Talk at academic-cultural podium SPUI25, Academisch-cultureel podium SPUI25.
  • Burgers, L. (speaker) (15-10-2016). Meebeslissen. Over Democratie, de Aarde en de Toekomst, Brainwash Festival 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Others

  • Burgers, L. (participant) (15-6-2018). Climate change litigation: trends, policy implications and the way forward, Aarhus, Denmark. At this event, I present my Habermasian reconstruction of the global climate change litigation trend (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Burgers, L. (participant) (15-5-2018). International Law and Article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution on the Right to Environment, Oslo, Norway. At this event I gave two presentations, one about the differences between the Norwegian climate lawsuit and the Dutch Urgenda case, and one on the (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Burgers, L. (participant) (16-4-2018). Seminar on Political and Legal Theory, Oslo, Norway. Discussion of a paper I was working on in which I make a Habermasian reconstruction of the global climate change litigation trend (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Burgers, L. (visiting researcher) (3-3-2018 - 27-7-2018). University of Oslo (visiting an external institution).
  • Burgers, L. (organiser), van Duin, J. M. L. (organiser) & Mak, C. (organiser) (28-9-2017 - 29-9-2017). Vidi Workshop - Judges in Utopia, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Theory and practice suggest that the authority of rulemaking in the European Union is shifting from the legislature to the judiciary. The courts are (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Burgers, L. (participant) (1-6-2017). LSE Law: Workshop for Young EU Lawyers, London, United Kingdom (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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