From this year’s collection of 16 Tort Reports, each produced by 5-person teams of students in Jon Hanson’s Torts class at Harvard Law School, one depicts a fictional fossil fuel law firm, Harmin Zee Planette LLP, discusses its recent performance, and gives an overview of the Big Law competitive landscape on climate change issues. The video offers a deep dive into the role of lawyers in the Dakota Access Pipeline fight of the late 2010s as a case study.
The video, which was awarded a Torty by this year’s Academy, is great! Congratulations to the team for its splendid documentary.
Watch the video below.
Big Law and Climate Change
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- Tort Reports 2022: The Climate Consequences of Fast Fashion
- The Moral of the Marketplace: Profit – Big Oil’s Prioritization of Profit Over Environmental and Human Safety
- Shale Games: How the Natural Gas Industry Is Swindling Investors, Society and the Planet
- Polluting the Narrative: How Air Pollution Becomes Legitimate in Buffalo, NY
- Lie of Emission: The VW Scandal and the Future of Corporate Social Responsibility
- Incorporating the Environment? Critiquing the Law’s Structural Bias Against Nature and in Favor of Business Interests
- Corporate Power, Consumers, and Climate Change
- Corporate Power and Environmental Justice: How Corporate Law Exacerbates Environmental Harm and its Inequitable Distribution