The Columbia Journal of Environmental Law hosts its annual Climate Change Symposium each spring, featuring presentations by two authors selected for publication in the Journal’s special Symposium Issue. To be considered for the Climate Change Symposium issue, articles may be submitted at any time through the Journal’s standard submissions process.

The 2020 Climate Change Symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 104, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School. The Symposium will feature the following presentations:

  • Heather Payne, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law: “Pulling in Both Directions: How States Are Moving Toward Decarbonization While Continuing to Support Fossil Fuels,” with comments and discussion led by Professor Richard Briffault of Columbia Law School.
  • Craig Martin, Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law: “Atmospheric Intervention: Climate Change and the Jus ad Bellum Regime,” with comments and discussion led by Professor Robert J. Goldstein of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

 Please RSVP here to attend.

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 1.5 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice Requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.