Laura Mai

Thesis title:

Navigating Climate Transformations: The potential and limits of transnational climate governance and implications for international climate change law


Laura Mai joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in October 2017 and is currently working on a PhD under the joint supervision of Dr Megan Bowman and Professor Davina Cooper. Laura’s doctoral research explores the role of transnational climate governance initiatives in the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Investigating the various forms of normative ordering that occur in global climate governance today, Laura combines qualitative social-science methods with doctrinal analysis and legal theory.

Laura holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge and 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 Climate Change Secretariat.

Social media:

Twitter: @_Laura_Mai

First supervisor:

Megan Bowman


9 – Political Ecology, Energy & Environmental Health




Laura Mai, ‘(Transnational) law for the Anthropocene: revisiting Jessup’s move from ‘what?’ to ‘how?’’
In: Transnational Legal Theory (2020) Vol 11(1-2) pp 105-120

Emily Webster and Laura Mai, ‘Transnational Environmental Law in the Anthropocene’
In: Transnational Legal Theory (2020) Vol 11(1-2) pp 1-15

Laura Mai, ‘Book Review: Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking, Jolene Lin (Cambridge University Press 2018)’
In : Transnational Environmental Law (2019) Vol 8(1) pp. 193-197

Laura Mai, ‘The Growing Recognition of Transnational Climate Governance Initiatives in the UN Climate Regime: Implications for Legal Scholarship’
In : Climate Law (2018), Vol 8 (3-4) pp. 183-194

Laura Mai, ‘Overview: European Law’
In : Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2014) Vol 3(1) pp. 276-281