The UCI Environmental Law Society presents:

“A3: A Conference on Climate Justice”

Friday, April 1, 2011
11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Education Building, Room 1111 (bldg 3 on campus map)

Organized by the Environmental Law Society at the University of California, Irvine, the conference will examine the social injustices faced by vulnerable populations who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. The one-day event gathers scholars, practitioners, and students to explore and strategize ways to address climate justice through the power of law, policy, and coalition-building. Donald Brown, Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law at Penn State University and renowned expert on environmental ethics will deliver the keynote speech, The Practical Need To Turn Up the Volume On the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change. The conference will present three panels featuring legal experts and activists who work on issues related to climate justice, such as indigenous rights, a constitutional right to the environment, and climate change litigation. Panel experts include Maxine Burkett, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i; Ann Carlson, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law; and Neil Popović, Partner, Business Trial practice group and Chair of International Arbitration Practice at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in San Francisco, CA.

Registration is free and open to UCI students and faculty. For all others, registration is $15 to cover fees for parking and lunch. 

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Co-sponsors: UC Irvine School of Law; UCI Center in Law, Society, and Culture; UCI Political Science Department; Associated Graduate Students of UCI

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