Florida A&M College of Law
Associate Professor Howard to Speak at the Fourth Annual Environmental Law and Justice Symposium at Florida A&M College of Law
Associate Professor Derrick Howard will be speaking at the Fourth Annual Environmental Law and Justice Symposium at Florida A&M College of Law in Orlando on November 7-8, 2013. Professor Howard will present on environmental justice issues in the Appalachian Region. Specifically, he will discuss the history of natural resource exploration in this region; the impact on the health, welfare and economic interests of Appalachia residents; environmental justice efforts thus far; and Professor Howard's suggested recommendations for change.
This symposium is co-sponsored with FAMU's School of the Environment. This year's symposium involves keynote lectures, panels, roundtable discussions, a book signing session, a student poster competition, and an encore performance by Climbing PoeTree on issues of global, national, and local significance relating to this year's symposium theme, "Empowering Environmental Justice Communities Locally and Globally." The symposium provides an interdisciplinary examination of the issues from legal scholars, lawyers, political scientists, community activists, law students, and experts on human rights and indigenous peoples law and policy.
The symposium program containing the symposium agenda and photos and bios of all speakers is available here: http://law.famu.edu/download/file/Program2013a.pdf. The registration link is available here (10 CLE credits are available!): https://secure.qgiv.com/for/famu/event/37855/.