Florenz Volkaert (°1995) studied law at Ghent University (2018, summa cum laude) and obtained an LL.M/MSc. in Law and Economics (2018-2019, receiving the award for best student in the program) from the Universität Hamburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research as part of an Erasmus Mundus program. During his law studies in Ghent, he also spent a semester at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), where he won the Law of International Trade Prize for best essay. He furthermore interned twice at the international trade department of an international law firm.
As of November 2019, Florenz is a PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), working on a project at Ghent University entitled “Embedding free trade. The regulation of international trade in Belgium (1860-1865)”, with Prof. Dr. Dirk Heirbaut (supervisor) and Prof. Dr. Frederik Dhondt (VUB, co-supervisor). While his current research project focuses on the history of international economic law, Florenz is also acquainted with the economic analysis of international law and the law of the World Trade Organisation.