SOAS University of London

Florent Pelsy

What I liked at SOAS was that the law lectures were very multidisciplinary, including references to environmental science, anthropology, sociology and development.

After SOAS and my LLM on environmental law, I came to Brussels. I was first an intern at ClientEarth, an NGO of environmental public interest lawyers, and then at the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy in the unit in charge of renewable energy. After these internships, I started working as an environmental legal advisor at Milieu Ltd.  

Milieu is a tender driven organization that works almost exclusively for the EU and international institutions. I work mainly for the DG for Environment, the DG for Energy and the DG-CLIMA (Directorate-General for Climate Action) of the European Commission, on very interesting topics such as shale gas, chemicals, water, climate change, waste, forest, biodiversity, trade and environment, and environmental governance.  

My LLM at SOAS was a real added value in my professional career.  What I liked at SOAS was that the law lectures were very multidisciplinary, including references to environmental science, anthropology, sociology and development. Such an approach to law is still very useful in my everyday work.