October 22, 2020
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This is the key event of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA).

A panel is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, 9:00 am ET, and is titled: COVID-19 and Climate Change: A Setback or Strengthening the Resolve to Move Forward?

The panel will focus on the current challenges of climate change policies. Specifically, it will assess the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for treaties on climate change, international refugees, and climate litigation. Ultimately, the panel will determine if the pandemic is a setback to climate change policies or an unprecedented opportunity to strengthening the resolve to move forward. Panelists are the following:

● Dr. Carolina Arlota, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law

● Myanna F. Dellinger, Professor of Law, University of South Dakota

● Michael Gerrard, Professor of Law & Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

● Jolene Lin, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, National University of Singapore

The ABILAS' Committee on International Environmental and Energy Law will also host a breakout session for students on Friday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 pm ET about the committees’ recent actions and potential careers in such unique field.


Please note that registration is free for students and several panels will be approved for CLE credit, as indicated in the ILW’s full program.

Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Texas Law alumni
  • Faculty

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at no later than seven business days prior to the event.