Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

Email address: leslie-anne.duvic-paoli (at) kcl.ac.uk


Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and the Deputy Director of King’s Climate Law and Governance Centre.

Leslie-Anne is a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), and a co-Editor of the Transnational Environmental Law journal (CUP). In 2020/2021, she was a Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Study, as the Sorbonne University ‘Major Societal Changes’ Chair.  Before joining King’s College London in 2017, she was Philomathia Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.

Leslie-Anne holds Master’s degrees in international relations / political science from Sciences Po Paris and in public law from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a PhD (summa cum laude) in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Research interests

Leslie-Anne is a public international lawyer, with research interests in environmental, climate and energy  law. Her scholarship covers the ambiguous role played by environmental principles, the global legal implications of the clean energy transition and the role of citizens’ assemblies in the making of climate law and policy. She is the author of The Prevention Principle in International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and the co-editor (with Veerle Heyvaert) of the Research Handbook on Transnational Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2020).

Selected publications

Duvic-Paoli and Lueger, ‘A democratic nuclear energy transition? Public participation in nuclear activities‘ (2022) RECIEL

From Aspirational Politics to Soft Law? Exploring the International Legal Effects of Sustainable Development Goal 7 on Affordable and Clean Energy‘ (2021) 22(1) Melbourne Journal of International Law

Re-imagining the Making of Climate Law and Policy in Citizens’ Assemblies’ (2021) Transnational Environmental Law

The Prevention Principle in International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press 2018), more details here.

‘Public Participation in the Context of Energy Activities: The Role of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee’ in Chaplin, J., Ozawa, M., Pollitt, M., Reiner, D. & Warde, P. (eds.) In Search of Good Energy Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2019), available here.

‘The Status of the Right to Public Participation in International Environmental Law: An Analysis of the Jurisprudence’ (2012) 23 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 80

Teaching in the field of energy law

At King’s, Leslie-Anne convenes LLM modules on international climate law and environmental legal challenges. When she was at Cambridge, she was co-teaching an interdisciplinary course on energy and climate change.

See also Leslie-Anne’s institutional page.