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Attorney, Professor of Law, Environmentalist

Date: September 22, 2004 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Robert Kennedy, Jr. is professor of law at Pace Law School, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper Fund and senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. He directs NRDC’s Estuary Enforcement Project. Through these organizations and in conjunction with the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, he has brought successful legal actions prosecuting governments and companies for polluting the Hudson River and Long Island Sound. He has successfully argued cases to expand citizen access to the shoreline and to promote environmental justice. The Clinic has taken a leading role in protecting New York City’s water supply and reservoirs. Professor Kennedy has written numerous articles on environmental law and litigation, environmental justiceand advocacy. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Pace Environmental Law Review, and other publications. With John Cronin, he wrote The Riverkeepers, published in 1997.

Admission to Kennedy’s lecture is by ticket only. Complimentary tickets are available at the College Bookstore while they last.

For further information, contact Robbie Fung, director of student activities at, or call 503 768-7122.

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