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February 12, 2018

Social Justice Monday

12:00 p.m.  -  1:00 p.m.
Location: SLLH C5

Join the Environmental Law Society for Social Justice Monday to discuss a year in review of the Trump Administration’s environmental polices. Our panel will be discussing the impacts that current political decisions are having on our lands, our people, and our global environment. The panel will be moderated, but bring any questions you have to join in the dialogue. See you there!

Adjunct Professor Michael Mayer has over a decade of experience as an environmental law practitioner, primarily with the public interest law firm Earthjustice. While there, he worked with both the Northwest and Alaska regional offices. His work in the Northwest focused on protecting struggling salmon runs, and his time with the Alaska office was devoted entirely to opposing offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Michael also spent a number of years with Washington Environmental Council, researching land use issues and directing a campaign to reform the state's antiquated water laws.

Professor Carmen Gonzalez teaches torts, environmental law fundamentals, international environmental law, and international trade law. She has published widely in the areas of international environmental law, environmental justice, trade and the environment, and food security. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Earthjustice, a member of the Governing Board of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law (IUCNAEL), and a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, a non-profit research and educational organization of university-affiliated academics that seeks to inform policy debates regarding environmental regulation. 

Visiting Associate Professor Madeline Kass currently serves on the Editorial Board of the ABA publication National Resources & Environment, the Executive Committee of the AALS Natural Resources & Energy Section, the Board of Directors and Legal Committee of the Puget Soundkeepers Alliance, the Washington State Board of Bar Overseers, and as a Vice-Chair on the ABA's Endangered Species and International Environmental and Resources Law committees. She is a frequent visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law where she serves as a faculty advisor for the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law. Kass' primary areas of teaching and scholarship are environmental and natural resources law and torts and her courses include Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Comparative US/EU Environmental Law, Wildlife & Marine Life Law, Torts I & II, Professional Responsibility, and Scholarly Legal Writing.

Social Justice Mondays is an organized, weekly series hosted by the Access to Justice Institute in partnership with students, student organizations, and other departments across the law school. If you are interested in organizing a Social Justice Monday for the 2017-2018 academic year, please contact Cindy Yeung at