The Vermont Law Review proudly presents its 15th Annual Symposium

Habitat for Human Rights: Environmental Degradation and Human Rights

Vermont Law School | Friday, September 25, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

THE 2015-2016 VERMONT LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM will explore the interconnectedness between the environment and human rights. Panels will address the relevant existing legal framework, the environmental issues that impact human rights, and the opportunities for advocates to act as agents of change.

Follow the links below to find registration information, panel schedule, and bios of our keynote speaker and panelists:

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Keynote Speaker & Panelists

We also provide some relevant publications here for a better understanding of the issues in this year’s symposium.

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President and Dean Marc Mihaly, Vermont Law School


Marcos Orellana, Senior Attorney and Director of CIEL’s Human Rights and Environmental Program

Panel 1: Climate Change and Human Rights

Tracy Bach, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Alyssa Johl, Senior Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law
Marilyn Averill, Senior Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado Law School

Panel 2: Environmental Issues of Human Concern: Assessing Environmental Degradation and Human Rights Abuse

Randall Abate, Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Law and Justice, Florida A&M University College of Law
Judith Kimerling, Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Political Science and Environmental Studies Program, The City University of New York, Queens College
Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School
Adebola Ogunba, Fulbright Scholar, Law Lecturer at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, Ph.D. Candidate at University of Ottawa, Canada

Panel 3: A Voice for the Voiceless: Advocacy in Human Rights and Environmental Law

Leonardo Crippa, Senior Attorney, Indian Law Resource Center
Stephanie Farrior, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Applied Human Rights, Vermont Law School
Sean Powers, Bertha Foundation Fellow, Earth Rights International
Jessica Scott, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

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