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2015 Symposium Schedule

2015 Symposium Schedule

Habitat for Human Rights: Environmental Degradation and Human Rights

The 15th Vermont Law Review Annual Symposium Agenda

9:00 – 9:30  

Breakfast and Registration


9:30 – 9:35


Editor-in-Chief Catherine Fregosi, Vermont Law Review

9:35 – 9:50

Opening Remarks

President and Dean Marc Mihaly, Vermont Law School

9:50 – 11:00
Keynote Address
Marcos Orellana – Senior Attorney and Director of CIEL’s Human Rights and Environment Program

11:00 – 12:00

Panel 1: Climate Change and Human Rights

Tracy Bach – Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

Alyssa Johl – Senior Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law

12:00 – 1:15



1:15 – 2:45

Panel 2: Environmental Issues of Human Concern

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 in the Political Science Department and Environmental Studies Program at 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 the University of Ottawa, Canada

2:45 – 3:00

Afternoon Refreshments


3:00 – 4:30

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

4:30 – 6:00

Reception at Vermont Law School




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