Leonie Reins, Professor of Public Law and Sustainability at Erasmus School of Law.
Prior to joining Erasmus School of Law, Leonie was an Assistant Professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society ("TILT") at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Leonie obtained her PhD from KU Leuven, Belgium. The monograph based on her dissertation is entitled "Regulating Shale Gas - The Challenge of Coherent Environmental and Energy Regulation" (Edward Elgar, 2017). Leonie obtained private sector experience whilst working for a Brussels-based environmental law consultancy, providing legal and policy services for public-sector clients such as the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Leonie's research focuses on the intersections of energy and environmental law. She is particularly interested in the regulation of new technologies that are capable of mitigating, or providing means of adaptation to, global problems such as climate change and the associated risks and uncertainty that manifest themselves at the local level. Leonie regularly speaks at international conferences and her works have been published in journals such as Energy Research & Social Science, Environmental Liability and Oil, Gas, Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL).