Professor Jessica Owley Participates in Environmental Law Collaborative Conference; Publishes Articles on Climate Change and Policy


Professor Jessica Owley

Professor Jessica Owley

Professor Jessica Owley, faculty director of Miami Law's Environmental Law Program, participated in the fifth meeting of the Environmental Law Collaborative in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Owley, who serves as president of the Environmental Law Collaborative, was one of several environmental law scholars from around the country who met to discuss "Facing the Worst Climate Case: The Role of Law."

Additionally, Owley has recently published three articles: "Climate-Induced Human Displacement and Conservation Lands" in the Houston Law Review, "Climate Mobility and the Pandemic: Art-Science Lessons for Societal Resilience," with Katharine Mach, Xavier Cortada, Nicholas Mignanelli, and Ian Wright in World Art, and “Private Confederate Monuments,” with Jess Phelps and Sean Hughes in the Lewis & Clark Law Review.

Owley specializes in environmental law and property law, with a focus on climate change law and policy. She is a leading expert on private land conservation and conservation easements. Her interdisciplinary work explores ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change and further other environmental goals in the context of drastic change. Her work is cited widely and has received multiple awards, including most recently the 2019 Morrison Prize for sustainability research. She annually participates as an observer at the annual treaty negotiations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.