WISH@10 : International Young Scholars from Top International Law Schools gather at HEC Paris to discuss new regulatory trends

6 July 2015

On June 19th-20th, Alberto Alemanno, Professor of Law at HEC Paris in partnership with The  European Law Journal  and Peking University School of Transnational Law (PKUSTL), organized the 10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH).

This event provided a unique opportunity to a group of selected outstanding young legal scholars to present their ongoing research work in a professional yet informal academic setting.

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For its 10th edition, around 20 Ph.D. candidates from top law schools around the world, such as Harvard Law School, the European University Institute, University College London, , Peking School of Law, University of Leuven etc. presented their working papers, which aimed to identify new directions in EU and global risk regulation. Unlike other fields of law, risk regulation – as an emerging discipline – is not as established as it should be, and the objective of the workshop was to nurture self-reflection among the scholars about the future of their own discipline.

During the 2 days spent on HEC Paris campus, different themes were presented and debated including risk regulation & public health, regulating & adjudicating risks under the EU and WTO legal order, risk governance through the lens of regulated & regulating organizations - like the railway sector or the OTC derivatives markets- , food safety regulation and policy, risk regulation of nanotechnologies, or transnational risk governance & the role of expertise.

The panels were chaired by Professors Alberto Alemanno, Arnaud Van Waeyenberge and Matteo Winkler from HEC Paris, Assistant Professors Maria Weimer and Annik de Rujiter from Amsterdam University, Professor Sara Poli from University of Pisa and Professor Francis Snyder from Peking University School of Transnational Law & College of Europe in Bruges.

The WISH workshop, founded in 2002 by Prof. Francis Snyder, proved once more a successful format enabling young legal scholars to test their ideas in an informal, intellectually stimulating environment and receive generous feed-back from their peers.

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