September 26th, 2023

 Dachgeschoss Juridicum

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This year's Legal Potentials Conference will allow young legal researchers from all disciplines to share their ideas concerning the current and prospective challenges that the Anthropocene poses to the legal system.


9:00 Welcome Brigitta Zöchling-Jud (Dean of the Faculty of Law)


  • Rights of Nature – Nothing but Symbolism? Tabea Bauermeister
  • River of Life – A Case Study Cornelia Tscheppe

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Presentations

  • Climate Change and Migration: A Human Rights-Based Approach Carina Karnicar
  • Climate Change Litigation: Which Human Rights Meet the Bar? Rebecca McMenamin
  • Climate Change as a State of Emergency - Can Climate Activism Be Justified? Ellen Hagedorn/Lorenz Handstanger

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Presentations

  • The Role of Discretion in International Environmental Law Hannah Grandits
  • Forecasting Models and Value Based Decisions - Weak Evidence, Strong Perceptions Annemarie Hofer

15:30 Get-Together