23 Mar 2011
Panel 3. Climate Change Litigation: One Pathway to Past & Future Relief for Climate Change Victims
Co-sponsored by the Orange County Human Rights Association
• Facilitated by Cara Horowitz, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Executive Director, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
• Panelists include:
- Hari Osofsky, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Law
- Neil Popović, Partner, Business Trial practice group, and Chair, International Arbitration Practice, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
- Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law, and Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, University of Oregon School of Law
Panel Synopsis: Litigation has emerged as a potentially fruitful avenue to argue for changes in climate regulation or claim relief for past and future injuries of climate change victims. This panel discusses the evolving state of climate change litigation, highlighting the successes and failures of the few climate change cases that have been pursued both domestically and internationally. The panel will then evolve into an interactive strategy session, where panelists and audience members can debate venue, defendants, and legal theory in order to identify promising litigation strategies for the future.
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