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What Lawyers Need to Know About Climate Change

What Lawyers Need to Know About Climate Change

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section and Penn State Law are sponsoring a panel discussion on what lawyers need to know about climate change. Join our distinguished panelists for an evening of stimulating discussion about how to use the powers at our disposal to address global climate change and participate in the review and development of appropriate policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A meet-and-greet reception will be held in the lobby before the event at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin at 7:00 in 112 Katz Building.

There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required. The deadline to register is August 31.

Penn State students, faculty, staff, and members of the public should register on the Penn State Law website.

Bar members should register on the PBA website.

For more information, contact Pam Kance, PBA section relations coordinator, at, or Kim Breaux, Penn State Law events coordinator, at


Hari M. Osofsky is dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Law, professor of international affairs and professor of geography. Her 50-plus publications focus on improving governance and addressing injustice in energy and climate change regulation. Her scholarship includes Cambridge University Press books on climate change litigation, textbooks about both energy and climate change law and articles in leading law and geography journals.

John Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on sustainable development, climate change and environmental law. The director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, he brings his expertise into the classroom in courses about property, environmental law, international law and sustainability.

Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences and an associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. His current research interests include glaciology, ice sheet stability, paleoclimates from ice cores, physical properties of ice cores and erosion and sedimentation by ice sheets. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
112 Lewis Katz Building
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