Laura Mai is a PhD Candidate and Visiting Lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. Her primary research interests are international climate change law, global climate governance and socio-legal studies. In her doctoral research, Laura investigates the role of transnational climate governance initiatives in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. To do so, she combines qualitative social-science methods with doctrinal analysis and legal theory.

Beyond the climate change context, Laura’s research interests include transnational law, critical environmental law and global sustainability governance. Laura holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge and she is qualified to practise law as a solicitor in England and Wales. She has worked for public sector and international organisations, including the German Foreign Office and the United Nations. At King’s College, Laura is member of the Climate Law & Governance Centre, and she is co-founder and convener of the interdisciplinary KCL Climate Law & Governance Reading Group.