Laura Burgers defended her PhD thesis on climate change litigation in November 2020. She is an assistant professor at the law faculty of the University of Amsterdam. For the Embassy of the North Sea, she wrote an essay on the question of whether the North Sea should become a legal entity with its own enforceable rights, which was published in the book De stem van de Noordzee (The voice of the North Sea) by Boom publishers Amsterdam. This book was nominated as the best Dutch philosophy publication of 2020. Burgers is an expert on the Rights of Nature within the UN Network Harmony with Nature.