Environmental Health and the Law

Friday, March 27th, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2020-03-27 08:30:00 2020-03-27 17:00:00 Environmental Health and the Law Event Description Over the past fifty years, environmental laws have produced dramatic reductions in pollution of the air, water, and soil. Nonetheless, the accumulation of potentially toxic substances in the lived environment continues to pose a threat to human health, particularly in disadvantaged communities. To what extent do existing environmental laws and policies adequately address persistent environmental threats to human health? Are current regulatory structures and institutions well-suited to safeguard human health from environmental threats? Or are new approaches necessary to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to live in safe and healthy communities? This one-day interdisciplinary conference on “Environmental Health and the Law” will examine these and related questions.   Confirmed Speakers: Elizabeth Ann Glass Geltman- CUNY School of Public Health Montrece McNeill Ransom - CDC Public Health Law Program Adam Finkel - University of Michigan Doug Farquhar - National Conference of State Legislatures Emily Benfer - Columbia University Law School Steph Tai - University of Wisconsin Law School Barry Hill - Vermont Law School/Environmental Law Institute Bernard Goldstein - University of Pittsburgh Kathleen Hoke - University of Maryland Law School Moot Courtroom (A59) 11075 East Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44106 School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

Co-Sponsored by the Law-Medicine Center and the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

$100 for alumni CLE credit; $200 for non-alumni CLE credit

Free general admission (No CLE)

6 hours (estimate) hours of in-person CLE credit has been approved

Event Description

Over the past fifty years, environmental laws have produced dramatic reductions in pollution of the air, water, and soil. Nonetheless, the accumulation of potentially toxic substances in the lived environment continues to pose a threat to human health, particularly in disadvantaged communities. To what extent do existing environmental laws and policies adequately address persistent environmental threats to human health? Are current regulatory structures and institutions well-suited to safeguard human health from environmental threats? Or are new approaches necessary to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to live in safe and healthy communities? This one-day interdisciplinary conference on “Environmental Health and the Law” will examine these and related questions.

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Elizabeth Ann Glass Geltman- CUNY School of Public Health

Montrece McNeill Ransom - CDC Public Health Law Program

Adam Finkel - University of Michigan

Doug Farquhar - National Conference of State Legislatures

Emily Benfer - Columbia University Law School

Steph Tai - University of Wisconsin Law School

Barry Hill - Vermont Law School/Environmental Law Institute

Bernard Goldstein - University of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Hoke - University of Maryland Law School

Event Location

Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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