PhD seminar on Sustainability Law 2022

The topic of this year’s PhD seminar is Companies, Markets and Circular Economy. The seminar is planned as a physical event at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, with possibility for participation through Zoom.

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The overall theme for the PhD Seminar 2022 will be Companies, Markets and Circular Economy.      

The seminar will cover important theoretical and methodological issues for PhD candidates and launch with discussions of recent developments and topical issues on the EU level, in particular stemming from the European Green Deal. The second day of the seminar will be devoted to discussing the meaning and relevance of a regulatory ecology approach to conduct research in company, market and circular economy law. A regulatory ecology approach analyses the interactions between law and social norms, market pressures, and human-made and ecological architecture, thus allowing to identify options of regulatory interventions. The third day will focus on business models, with particular focus on repair as a circular business model, the particular place of SMEs, and the role of company law. We end the seminar with a day dedicated to reflections on the future of companies, markets and circular economy.

We look forward to a wonderful combination of lectures by senior scholars and presentations by PhD candidates. We welcome PhD candidates from Europe as well as from other countries. With high quality academic lectures, the seminar is relevant also for senior scholars. Students and practitioners are welcome to participate to the extent that there is room (and participation through Zoom will be an option for all interested).

The seminar gives PhD candidates the possibility of presenting their topics amongst a dedicated group of scholars. For those interested, there is also an option of signing up for essay writing, with follow-up after the seminar. We recommend early registration for interested PhD candidates, as we usually have a waiting list for PhD candidates wishing to present.

Programme, abstracts etc.


Beate Sjåfjell

Jukka Mähönen

Eléonore Maitre-Ekern

Mona Østvang Ådum

Published May 25, 2022 12:42 PM - Last modified Oct. 13, 2022 2:49 PM