SCELG Seminar: Becoming an International Lawyer in the Environmental Field

Dr. Justine Bendel, 18 October 2017, 16.00. Location: LH 218.

This event is free but with limited spaces. Please register at Eventbrite.

The purpose of this seminar is to understand what it means concretely to be an international lawyer interested in environmental protection and international development and how to start in the field. As Dr Justine Bendel worked both at the United Nations and at ClientEarth as in intern, she is able to offer insights on the type of work you can expect as a lawyer in both organisations. What are the differences between an intergovernmental organisation and a non-governmental organisation? How does it affect the role of a lawyer in the bigger picture? And why should you choose one or the other?


Dr Justine Bendel hold a PhD in international environmental law from the University of Edinburgh and a Master’s degree and a Bachelor degree in law from the University of Geneva. Since she finished her PhD studies, she has worked at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs and at ClientEarth, while keeping an academic connection as visiting lecturer at City, University of London. Her research interests lie in the challenges in the implementation of international environmental law at different levels: before international courts and tribunals, within institutional bodies created by MEAs, and through development projects.