Climate

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,

In September, Kwame Anthony Appiah, styled as “The Ethicist” at the New York Times, wrote a piece titled: Is It OK to Take a Law-Firm Job Defending Climate Villains?” examining “whether taking a corporate law job means abandoning your values.” He

In his revealing article in The [F]law, “The Blind-Eye Blizzard: How a winter storm captured the Texas regulatory body,“ Zach Berru, examines why, despite knowing its electric grid was vulnerable, Texas was still devastated by the 2021 storm and asks: Has

TL;DR: If you have any ideas for what motivated law students could work on this summer, please let us know on this form. And please distribute this as widely as possible! Law students across the country are eager to work

Matt Pawa will be speaking tomorrow (Wednesday) about the creative use of tort law to sue corporations for global warming. It should be a great presentation on both how to use litigation creatively to tackle systemic problems, and how to think

There have been recent developments in three important stories. First, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released. Second, the New York Attorney General has opened an investigation following revelations that Exxon Mobil’s scientists were warning it about the

Excerpt from today’s Harvard Crimson: Students from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have appealed the dismissal of their lawsuit filed against the University last November, which asks the court to compel Harvard to divest its $37.6 billion endowment from

Denise Robbins wrote an excellent post for Media Matters about how industry-funded climate-change deniers accuse other scientists of being corrupted.  Here’s a sample:  Right-wing media are promoting the myth that scientists who agree with the consensus of human-caused climate change