Environmental justice and climate justice are two synergistic movements working to address environmental impacts in communities of color and low-income communities. While environmental justice focuses predominantly on injustices resulting from poor environmental policy and systemic racism, climate justice addresses future political and environmental impacts stemming from climate change.
This conference provides a foundation for students interested in using law to ensure that marginalized communities in the United States have access to a healthy environment, even in the face of harmful climate impacts. The Conference will convene experts in community lawyering, environmental justice policy, and climate justice to provide students with the tools to work with and for communities. Panels will focus on communication and legal strategies for addressing climate and environmental justice, equipping future lawyers will the skills to protect and empower those who bear a disproportionate environmental burden.
Environmental Law Institute
The Office of Special Events
Washington College of Law
Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW