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Clason Speaker Series to Host Michael Gerrard on September 23

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Western New England University School of Law’s Clason Speaker Series will host a talk by Michael Gerrard on Monday, September 23 at 12:00 noon in the Blake Law Center Commons. The talk, entitled “Can the Law Save Island Nations from Drowning?” is free and open to the public.

clason_gerrard_michaeljpgGerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, is the author or editor of 11 books and he writes for the New York Law Journal and edits the monthly Environmental Law in New York. His lecture will address the international and domestic legal mechanisms that exist or can be imagined to help several small island nations in the Pacific that are threatened by rising seas as a result of increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Now in its 25th year, the Clason Speaker Series hosts expert lecturers to enhance the academic environment at the Western New England University School of Law. The series is named after Charles R. Clason, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives who served as Dean of the School of Law from 1954 to 1970.

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