The First National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

Friday, April 28, 2017
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Warren Building - Terrace Level - Ceremonial Classroom, Room YT01

On April 28, 2017, the day before the climate march in Washington, DC, a group of leading lawyers and academics will convene at American University Washington College of Law for a half-day conference to consider potential solutions to the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers and associations of lawyers in advancing those solutions. The program will be open for free to lawyers, law students, and the press, but there will be a charge if the attendees wish to register for CLE credits, except for public interest lawyers and hardship cases upon request. The program will be simulcast over the internet for those unable to travel to Washington.

The organizers are seeking bar associations and others that wish to sponsor the event with no financial commitment as well as financial sponsors to underwrite the costs of the program and to further the goal of the program, which is to not only educate but also to mobilize lawyers in the fight for common sense solutions to climate change. Inquiries can be made to Brett Korte at or 202 939-3852.


The Role of Lawyers in Addressing Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future

The Bi-partisan Response to Climate Change

Climate Change Litigation in the U.S. and Lessons from Abroad

Ethical, Moral, and Justice Implications of Climate Change

An Interactive Discussion on Individual and Legal Community Next Steps to Action

Program Agenda

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

4.5 credit CLE available with one ethics credit
$220.00 unless waived upon request for hardship.

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; or

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