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34th Annual Health Law Symposium: 'Environmental Justice: at the Intersection of Climate Change and Public Health'

Friday, 04 March, 2022

The Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law will host its 34th Health Law Symposium, which will explore themes related to climate change, environmental justice and the public health. At a time in which the disparate impact of climate change has become the subject of daily news, the symposium brings together scholars and practitioners to reflect on the implications of a warming planet for health law and policy, environmental justice and equity. Due to the pandemic, the event will be held via Zoom. Registration is free. The proceedings will be published in the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy.

Friday, March 4, 2022  ///  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT ///  Via Zoom Webinar (link to be emailed)

5.3 MO CLE credits available. There is no registration fee for this event.

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Speakers and Further Information

9:15  - 9:30am | WELCOME

William P. Johnson, J.D.
Dean and Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

Sidney D. Watson, J.D.
Jane and Bruce Robert Professor; Director, Center for Health Law Studies

9:30 - 10:45am |  PANEL ONE  ǀ  EQUITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Moderator: Ruqaiijah Yearby, M.P.H., J.D., Professor of Law, Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law; Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity

From the Ground Up: Promoting Environmental and Climate Justice through EPA’s Land Remediation and Revitalization Programs
Carlton Waterhouse, J.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Leveraging Healthcare to Fight Climate Change
Michele Okoh, J.D.
Senior Lecturing Fellow, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Duke University School of Law

Climate Justice as Public Health
Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne, M.S., J.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life, Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

10:45  - 11:00am  |  BREAK

11:00am - 12:15pm  ǀ  PANEL TWO  ǀ  NEW FRONTIERS IN CLIMATE CHANGE LAW AND POLICY

Moderator: Robert Gatter, J.D., Professor of Law, Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law

On the Eve of Destruction: Courts Confronting the Climate Emergency
Mary Wood, J.D.
Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon School of Law

Pursuing Climate Justice: Learning the Lessons of the COVID-19 Response
Lance Gable, M.P.H., J.D.
Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School

Climate Change, Technology Transfer, and Who Pays the Piper
Joshua D. Sarnoff, J.D.
Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law

12:15 - 12:30pm  |  BREAK

12:30  -  1:20pm ǀ  PANEL THREE |  PRACTITIONER PERSPECTIVE ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Moderator: Ana Santos Rutschman, S.J.D.,  Assistant Professor of Law; Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law

Reconciling Tensions Between Climate Change Regulation and Environmental Justice
Michael Gerrard, J.D.
Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University School of Law

Human Rights Human Rights Guidance for Environmental Justice Attorneys
Lauren E. Bartlett, J.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Human Rights at Home Litigation Clinic, Saint Louis University School of Law

1:20 - 1:35pm  ǀ  BREAK

1:35  -  2:40pm |  PANEL FOUR  ǀ  WATER RIGHTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Moderator: Amanda Cox, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University; Director, WATER Institute

Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Robin Kundis Craig, J.D., Ph.D.
Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law, USC Gould School of Law

Water Affordability Challenges in the Era of Aging Infrastructure
Amy Hardberger, J.D.
George W. McCleskey Professor of Water Law; Director, Center for Water Law and Policy, Texas Tech University School of Law

Current Community- Lead Solutions to Combat a Global Crisis
Madeline Semanisin, J.D.
Equal Justice Works Fellow, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

2:40  - 2:45pm  |  CLOSING REMARKS
Ana Santos Rutschman, S.J.D., Assistant Professor of Law; Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law

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