Law Group welcomes Francesca Leucci as new lecturer

August 8, 2023

On August 1 Francesca Leucci joined the Law Group as a Lecturer in Environmental Law.

She was previously a PhD candidate at Bologna, Rotterdam, and Hamburg Universities (European Doctorate in Law and Economics). She gained her first legal degree in Italy and her second LL.M. in Economic Analysis of European Law at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Her fields of interest include environmental law, the economic analysis of environmental liability laws and, more specifically, remedies for damage to the environment and biodiversity. Drawing on a variety of methodologies (law and economics, comparative and empirical), her core research theme regards the incentives of stakeholders to attain a more sustainable, just and efficient society.

Francesca has teaching experience in EU (public and private) environmental law & policy and EU (public) competition law. Alongside her research, she has professional experience as a lawyer and as a judge assistant. She is also a temporary expert for Eklipse, working on the impact assessment of projects on biodiversity (no net loss) through the concept of ecosystem services. She is also a member of the Task Force on Guidelines and Tools for Integrated Ecosystem Services Assessment (led by Dolf de Groot and Evangelia Drakou) and a member of the Legal Working Group of the Society of Ecological Restoration (led by An Cliquet).