Law group welcomes new Assistant Professor

Published on
November 24, 2020

The Law Group is proud to welcome Dr Lucila de Almeida as Assistant Professor at the Social Science Group (SSG) of Wageningen University & Research, starting in August 2020.


At WUR, Lucila de Almeida coordinates and lectures in the courses “Introduction to Law for the Life Science” and “Agro-environmental Law & Policy”, organised by the Law Group in Periods 1 and 4. She also lectures in the courses of “International and EU Environmental Law” organized by the Law Group in period 3, and “Environmental Policy Instruments” organised by the Environmental Policy Group in period 5.

At WUR, her research of energy law will focus on the role of law in promoting circular energy systems with particular focuses on biological waste and residues from agricultural, food, and forestry sectors.

About Lucila de Almeida

Lucila is also Part-time Assistant Professor at European University Institute (0.1 fte), co-director of the online course Regulatory Delivery at the Florence School of Regulation, and subtask leader of the Global Observatory on peer-to-peer trading and community self-consumption supported by the International Energy Agency.

Before she was a Safra research fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University (2019-2020), postdoctoral researcher at the faculty of law, University of Helsinki (2017-2019), and research associate at the law department, European University Institute (2013-2016), besides visiting scholar at the Università Degli Studio di Padova (summer 2019), UCLouvain (summer 2018), and University of Cambridge (summer 2014).

Lucila has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters mostly on the field of energy law and regulation, sustainability, contracts, and consumer law. Her most recent edited books are Sustainable Consumption: the right to a healthy environment (Springer 2020) and The Transformation of Economic Law (Hart Publishing 2019). She is currently completing two monographs: EU private energy law: contracts, remedies, and procedures, and the Wolters Kluwer Encyclopedia of energy law in Brazil. Besides publications, she has been a member of several editorial boards, including two Oxford Journals (EJIL and I.CON) and managing editor of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS), and worked on various research projects funded by prestigious organizations, among them, the International Energy Agency (2019-2020), European Research Council (2013-2016), Inter-American Development Bank (2011), the Academy of Finland (2017-2018), and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (2012).

She obtained her PhD in Law and LLM at the European University Institute under the framework of the ERC project on European Regulatory Private Law, Master in law and development at the School of Law of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, and LLB in Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.