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Events at WCL and AU

Practicing Environmental Law: A Discussion with Earthjustice Attorney Neil Gormley

Tuesday, September 2 at 12:30pm
Sixth Floor Student Lounge

Join us for a brown-bag lunch discussion with Neil Gormley, an associate attorney at Earthjustice in Washington, DC. Earthjustice is a U.S. based NGO that uses law to protect people and the environment. Neil will discuss his and the organization's work and how you can use law to protect the environment. For more information, view the flyer!

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CIEL 20th Anniversary Speaker Series: Defending the Planet in the 21st Century Brownbag with David Hunter
Effective Remedy: 20 Years of Independent Accountability Mechanisms

Thursday, September 4, 12-1:30pm
CIEL, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1100

Professor David Hunter, Director of the International Legal Studies Program at American University's Washington College of Law and former Executive Director of CIEL, will reflect on twenty years of independent accountability mechanisms and the challenges and opportunities these mechanisms face in providing effective remedies for communities facing human rights and environmental threats in the context of international development projects.

David Hunter is Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law. Hunter was the former Executive Director of CIEL. He was also formerly an environmental consultant to the Czech and Slovak environmental ministries, an environmental associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and executive director of WaterWatch of Oregon, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving western water laws. Hunter currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Bank Information Center, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide-US, EarthRights International, and the Project on Government Oversight (chair), and is a Board Member and Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. He is also a member of the Organization of American States’ Expert Group on Environmental Law, the Steering Committee of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, and the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman’s Strategic Advisors Group.

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