FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Climate Wrongs and Human Rights Focus of Law Conference

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Native-American Chief of first ‘climate refugees’ will deliver keynote

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 31, 2017) – The University of Miami Law Review 2017 Symposium “Climate Wrongs and Human Rights,” will explore the human rights implications of climate change Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, 2017. Panelists will examine the issue through democracy, federalism, immigration, and philosophy.

Chief Albert Naquin of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe will deliver the keynote speech. The tribe resides on Isle de Jean Charles, a barrier island in Louisiana that has received a $48 million federal grant to relocate residents because of flooding.      

Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m.; the last panel of the day will finish at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, registration begins at 9:00 a.m.; the final panel will finish at 2:00 p.m. at the University of Miami Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Drive, on the Coral Gables campus.

Online registration is available; eight general and 2 Ethics CLE credits are available at a cost of $50 per day. The event is free (without CLE credits) and open to the public. Scholarship from the event will be featured in the symposium issue to be published in Volume 72, Winter Edition. Contact: Farah Barquero at 305-284-2464.

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