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JECE Spring Symposium on Environmental Justice This Friday

The Washington and Lee School of Law Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment will hold their spring symposium on Friday, Mar. 21. The topic of the symposium is “Environmental Justice: A Global Perspective.”

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The major themes that will be explored during the symposium include energy poverty, responsibility to protect civilian populations, the intersection of environmental movements and human rights, food systems, and wetlands.

Panelists include Prof. Lakshman Guruswamy, a globally renowned scholar in the area of energy law, of the University of Colorado Law School and Prof. Linda Malone, well known in the area of science and the environment, of William and Mary School of Law. Prof. Sara Seck of University of Western Ontario Law School is an expert in corporate social responsibility who has been involved at a high level on issues related to the United Nations Ruggie Report. Prof. Monique Segarra of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will offer a perspective from outside the legal academy.

Several Washington and Lee professors also will participate as moderators and discussants. These professors include Johanna Bond, Mark Drumbl, Joseph Guse and Kish Vinayagamoorthy.

The Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment is a student-edited periodical whose mission is to engage and educate the legal community, policy-makers, and the general public through publications and symposia on climate change, energy, and environmental issues affecting local, national, and global communities. Learn more about the Journal at http://law.wlu.edu/jece.

For more information about JECE or the upcoming panel, please contact Casey Coleman at coleman.k@law.wlu.edu.