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Leveraging Interdisciplinary Lenses to Advance Environmental Justice

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The University of Michigan Law School welcomes you to the following event, hosted by our Environmental Law & Policy Program:

Despite 50 years of federal regulation, environmental burdens ranging from pollution to climate-change driven health harms, remain inequitably distributed by race, income, and gender. Professor Sara Colangelo will explore how advocates can creatively leverage interdisciplinary lenses to advance environmental justice and serve populations disproportionately burdened by environmental harm. She will unpack examples from the environmental justice/reproductive justice nexus, as well as equitable remedies in the environmental enforcement context.

At this event, students interested in a spectrum of social justice issues can expect to engage in creative thinking about impactful lawyering and new advocacy strategies. Students, faculty, and staff interested in environmental justice, reproductive justice, and broader issues of environmental law implementation and enforcement are warmly invited to attend.

Sara Colangelo is Director of the Environmental Law & Justice Clinic at Georgetown Law where she teaches environmental law and environmental justice courses. Professor Colangelo has published articles in leading law reviews, authored multiple Supreme Court briefs, advised domestic policy-makers, foreign delegations, and state Supreme Court Justices; testified before Congress; and is a frequent contributor to media outlets. Before joining Georgetown, Professor Colangelo was a Trial Attorney in the Environment & Natural Resources Division of DOJ in the Environmental Enforcement Section. She is the recipient of the Georgetown Law Fahy Teaching Award, of a Presidential Commendation from the American Thoracic Society for her Clinic’s public health advocacy, and of numerous awards from DOJ and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Free vegetarian and vegan lunch from Jerusalem Garden to be served.


Jeffries Hall – 1020
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map