[SMEA 550] Laschever on "Diving Deep Into the Legal Tool Box: Two decades of Climate Change Litigation"

Start Date/Time: Monday, March 04, 2013, 3:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Monday, March 04, 2013, 4:30 PM
Location: FSH 102

Eric Laschever, Partner K&L Gates, LLP
(http://www.law.seattleu.edu/Faculty/Faculty_Profiles/Adjunct/Eric_S_Laschever.xml).

"Diving Deep Into the Legal Tool Box: Two decades of Climate Change Litigation"

Abstract:
Climate change challenges our species' capacity to develop an effective legal frameworks internationally, nationally, and regionally to respond to the phenomena. Thus far, the United States has not signed on to the international treaties and has not enacted a comprehensive set of statutes. A result has been extensive litigation under existing laws, including common law and statute.

Laschever will describe ongoing United States litigation in the context of the overall effort to establish effective a legal framework to address global climate change. The talk will illustrate how lawyers work with existing legal tools and work with scientists and scientific information to shape the policy debate and its outcomes.