Past Event

Reframing Environmental Jurisprudence Towards Interconnection

September 21, 2022
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Law School, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 JG 104

Join us to learn about the future of environmental jurisprudence in light of climate change and biodiversity loss. Panelists will speak on how we can reframe our legal and cultural systems to embrace our interconnection with Nature rather than treating humans as separate from the natural world. Panelists will also discuss ecocentric legal and cultural movements from across the world, such as the growing number of governments embracing the Rights of Nature, the rights of future generations, and other paradigms. 


1) Paulette Jordan, Save the American Salmon

2) Karenna Gore, Esq., Center for Earth Ethics

3) Michael Gerrard, Esq., Columbia Law School

4) Janet MacGillivray, Seeding Sovereignty

5) Elizabeth Dunne, Esq., Earth Law Center

Moderator: Renata Happle – Barnard College Student

Special introduction: Maliya Francis – Future Earth Leader and student, Avenues The World School


Please register here. 

This event is part of Climate Week NYC. The Climate Group has selected the Columbia Climate School as its university partner for this year’s Climate Week NYC. Running from September 19 - 25, Climate Week NYC convenes key climate leaders to accelerate climate action and is the biggest global climate event of its kind. Check out all of the Columbia Climate School’s Climate Week events and content on our website:


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TIffany Campiz-Challe