Simone Hafner, LL.M.

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Former research assistant

Department of Public Law, esp. Environmental and Technical Law

University of Kassel
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 2
34117 Kassel


  • December 2008 - June 2013 Research Assistant at the Department of Public Law (esp. Environmental and Technical Law) - Collaboration in the project Climate Adaptation Network for the Model Region North Hesse (KLIMZUG-Nordhessen).
  • 2008 Research assistant at the University of Lüneburg in the project "Legal Concepts for a More Efficient Use of Energy" for the Federal Environmental Agency under the direction of Prof. Dr. Thomas Schomerus and PD Dr. iur. Joachim Sanden.
  • 2007-2008 LL.M. degree in environmental law at the University of Lüneburg, master thesis on the topic: "The new feed-in management according to the EEG 2009 - legal consequences for plant and grid operators".
  • 2007-2008 Lawyer in the chamber district of Freiburg.
  • 2006 Trainee lawyer at the OLG Karlsruhe, 2nd state examination.
  • 2004 Law studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and Universita di Pisa, Italy, 1st state examination.

Publications

  • Public Participation in Adaptation to the Consequences of Climate Change, Nature and Law 2012, Issue 5, pp. 315-321.
  • Climate adaptation at the regional level: challenges of regional climate change governance (together with S. Baasch, S. Bauriedl, S. Weidlich), in: Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 2012, Online first.
  • Legal Framework for Adaptation to the Consequences of Climate Change (together with S. Weidlich), Discussion-Paper 1/2011.
  • Legal Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture, Environmental and Planning Law 2010, Issue 10, pp. 371-377.

Lectures

  • "Adaptation to the Consequences of Climate Change through Public­tei­ligung?", Conference on Participation Research and Participation Ver­fahren in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Klima­folgen­forschung, 25-26 April 2012, Müncheberg.
  • Federal Water Act, Water Resource Management in Germany, Expert Exchange between Universidad de Chile, Ministerio del Medio Ambiente and University of Kassel, October 5, 2011 University of Kassel, Germany (together with S. Weidlich).
  • "Legal Scope for Adaptation Measures in the Region", 3rd Waldviertel Conference - Adaptation to Climate Change in Northern Hesse and the Waldviertel, September 15, 2011, Schloss Weitra, Austria.