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Pro Bono International and Environmental Project
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 6:30 pm-7:30 pm


Come learn about a pro bono opportunity with Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) and the Legal Response Initiative (LRI). LRI is a London-based organization that provides free legal support to the delegations of least developed countries and non-governmental organizations in relation to the UN climate negotiations. CCCL has become the North American hub for LRI's efforts and is recruiting pro bono attorneys to assist with LRI's efforts surrounding the upcoming climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa in the two weeks after Thanksgiving, as well as work afterwards. Lawyers with expertise in a variety of fields will be needed, including public international law, the governance of international institutions, international trade and the WTO, and carbon trading. The work will be done in the lawyers’ home cities (it does not require travel to South Africa). Hear about the types of projects on which assistance is needed and how interested attorneys can become involved.

Speaker:
Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to CCCL’s Associate Director, Adam Riedel, ARiedel@law.columbia.edu. If you might be interested in volunteering but are unable to attend the meeting, please also contact Adam to let him know.


Additional information on CCCL can be found at www.ColumbiaClimateLaw.com. Additional information on LRI can be found at www.LegalResponseInitiative.org.

Sponsored by:
Council on International Affairs, Mark R. Shulman, Chair; Committee on International Environmental Law, Adeeb R. Fadil, Chair; Committee on Environmental Law Committee, Jeffrey B. Gracer, Chair, Committee on International Human Rights Committee, Stephen L. Kass, Chair.

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)