Free and Open Webinar by Lawctopus: Ethics Before the Law: Case of Environment [August 26, Wed, 5-6:30 PM]: Register Now!


Lawctopus is conducting free and open for all students on the topic of Ethics before the Law: Case of Environment.

This webinar will be delivered by Dr. Yugank Goyal is a founding faculty member (Associate Professor) of OP Jindal Global University.

He pursued his engineering in India and then his LL.M. and Ph.D. (both in law and economics) from Europe as Erasmus Mundus Scholar.

He sits on the Governing Council of the Indian School of Public Policy and as well as on the board of some young technology startups. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, development, regulation, institutions, psephology, and informality.

There will be a discussion on ideas around legal ethics, which brings out a range of hidden nuances and assumptions in our legal thinking that we often miss. In fact, as the world becomes more digitized, ethical thinking will begin dominating both corporate and government spaces, even though one may not notice. Employers are increasingly looking to hire ‘ethical’ employees and the culture of virtue and ethics have become mainstream in top B-schools as well.

Themes that Dr. Yugank will be speaking on:

Ethics, Law and Economics – For an outsider, human beings are a confused lot. At one level they all agree that the environment needs to be protected. At another, they don’t do much about it. How can they believe so ardently in an idea, and yet not do anything about it? Scholars have tried answering this question using tools of behavioural economics, social psychology, global politics, even law.

Legal Framework through Ethical Lens – The speaker will examine the legal framework through an ethical lens and expose the blind-spots.

Instrumental vs Intrinsic Value – The speaker will stress that people don’t care to act about the environment because the way global narratives are shaped, the environment has instrumental value for them, not intrinsic. What is this idea of instrumental v. intrinsic value? And how does it matter? This strand of thought can illuminate a fundamental idea in legal thinking — the idea of motive.

Details of the Webinar:

  • Date and Day: 26th August (Wednesday)
  • Timings: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • Fee: The webinar is free and open for all.

Jatin Garg, COO at Lawctopus will be moderating the session.

Register for the webinar by filling this form here.

Note: We will not be issuing any certificate for this webinar. Please attend it for your growth and learning.


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