What We Do
Daniel E. Johnson, a 2017 graduate of AUWCL's International Legal Studies LL.M. Program, didn’t start out to be a lawyer. His early career was in journalism, where he covered many alarming stories stemming from environmental disasters in Sierra Leone. It was during this work that he learned about the critical connection between independent journalism and the rule of law. As a journalist, Daniel did not feel he had the platform necessary to tackle the complex issues he encountered; thus, he became a lawyer to defend the environment and human rights.Read more
Professor William Snape discusses U.S. Court of Appeals overturning of EPA ban on hydrofluorocarbons, which are thousands of times more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide.Read more
The environmental program at AUWCL has developed from a few environmental law classes into an array of course offerings, societies, and programmatic initiatives for those interested in this growing field. Of note is the Environmental Law Society, which has consistently allowed students greater exposure to this area of law.