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David Takacs: visiting professor Hastings College of the Law

Hastings College of the Law and Leiden Law School have a long-standing exchange programme. Each year, students participate in a student exchange programme. Likewise, professors from Hastings College of Law have been visiting Leiden Law School and vice versa.

David Takacs

David Takacs is a Professor of Law at Hastings College of the Law (University of California). UC Hastings was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and, as such, was the first UC law school and the first law school in California.

About David Takacs

Professor David Takacs is a proud UC Hastings alumnus. He also holds an LL.M. from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, and a B.S. (Biology), M.A., and Ph.D. (Science & Technology Studies) from Cornell University. His scholarly work addresses forest carbon offsetting, biodiversity conservation law, environmental and ecological democracy, rights for nature, and the human right to water. He is the author of The Idea of Biodiversity (Johns Hopkins U. Press). He has been a consultant for international NGOs and US government agencies, analyzing legal and policy issues pertaining to REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and global climate change. In 2017, he received the Rutter Award for Outstanding Teaching at UC Hastings.

Professor Takacs will be teaching a course on Biodiversity Law in block 4. The course is open to all law students, students from other relevant disciplines and exchange students. A basic understanding of environmental law is helpful but not required.

For more information, please contact the Office for International Education, Anette van Sandwijk.

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