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Dr  Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli

Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli

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Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Law and Governance

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law.

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law and the Deputy Director of its Climate Law and Governance Centre.

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). 

Leslie-Anne has worked closely with policy and law-makers in the context of inter alia the role of environmental principles post-Brexit, the Global Pact for the Environment, UNFCCC negotiations, the climate citizens' assembly in France and the UK's third Climate Change Risk Assessment evidence report.

Leslie-Anne is a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), and an Editor of the journal Transnational Environmental Law. In 2020/2021, she was a Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Study, as the Sorbonne University 'Major Societal Changes' Chair. She has also held visiting teaching and research positions at the Graduate Institute Geneva, the University of Geneva, ESADE Law School and the University of New South Wales. She is the Project Leader of the Platform on International Energy Governance, a network of excellence that fosters the conduct of research in unexplored areas of international energy governance. 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

  • Public international law
  • Environmental law (international, transnational)
  • Environmental principles
  • Energy democratisation
  • Climate citizens’ assemblies


  • Public international law (LLB)
  • Environmental law (LLB)
  • Global law of climate change (LLM)