Elien Verniers



Elien Verniers (°1994) obtained a master degree in law Magna cum Laude in 2017 at the University of Ghent. In 2018 she also obtained a LL.M. in notary law at Ghent University.

Both for her Master's thesis in law and her Master's thesis in notary law she won the prize for best master's thesis. She also won the prize for 2nd laureate in the LL.M. in notary law.

Within the department of European, Public and International Law, she is part of the Centre for Environmental Law. In October 2018 she started as a mandate-holder of a BOF scholarship in the field of environmental law. Her interests lie in environmental law, with particular interests in animal and law. She is preparing a doctorate on new legal instruments for animal welfare.