Wood Hall Foyer, Feb. 9th from 12:10-1pm
Come meet the staff and faculty of Earthrise Law Center and International Environmental Law Project (IELP) to learn about the amazing opportunities you have as a student to engage in domestic and international environmental law. Learn more here http://law.lclark.edu/centers/earthrise/ and http://law.lclark.edu/clinics/international_environmental_law_project/
Light vegetarian snacks will be served.
Prof. John H. Knox of Wake Forest University School of Law will speak on the intersection of human rights and climate change at Lewis & Clark Law School. Climate change has been called the greatest threat to human rights in the twenty-first century. The rapidly warming climate is already contributing to floods in India, droughts in southern Africa, and typhoons in the Philippines, and is threatening to displace communities from the Arctic to the South Pacific. How can a human rights perspective help to combat its worst effects? The title of his talk is “The Implications of Human Rights Law for Addressing Climate Change.”
Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons will present the 2016 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. Mr. Fitzsimons is a natural resources, oil and gas and water law attorney and third-generation South Texas rancher. Mr. Fitzsimons is a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of Texas School of Law. He practices with the law firm of Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC, in San Antonio, Texas.
On October 18 and 19, we will welcome Yale Law Professor Dan Esty as our annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Esty will sit in on classes, lead our LLM seminar, meet with students, and deliver a lecture the evening of October 19 at the law school titled: “From 20th Century Environmental Protection to 21st Century Sustainability: Evolving Law and Policy.”