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Symposium to Examine Environmental and Dignity Rights


On Friday, April 13th, Delaware Law School will host the Dignity Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium.

“The Symposium brings together the expertise of community leaders, policy makers, lawyers, academics, jurists, and students from around the nation and around the world for a lively, informative, and inspiring conversation about some of the most pressing problems we face,” says Professor Erin Daly, who organized the event along with Professor James R. May.

“The aim is to shed light on how environmental justice and injustice affect human dignity and how the right to dignity might be harnessed to advance environmental protection, especially for the most vulnerable among us. Participants will discuss environmental conditions in their communities, how laws and public policy can improve conditions, innovative teaching and learning projects to engage students, and cutting edge legal strategies to advance environmental justice,” Daly concludes.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Dignity Rights Project, The Widener Law Review, Coming Clean; Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice; the ABA section on Civil Rights and Social Justice, Earthjustice, the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, and the Environmental Justice Health Alliance. Additional support provided courtesy of the First State Fund.

The Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will serve as Distinguished Speaker. The event will provide 5 CLE credits including 1 Ethics credit in Delaware and Pennsylvania. New Jersey attorneys can self report with Widener’s Certificate of Attendance.

Register online for the Dignity Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium.