Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW7717
    Sched. No.: 114219493

Movement Lawyering for Global Justice (SC)
Section 1
Redford, Katharine J.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TWR, 1815-2015 (WB121)
Credits:1Type:Lecture - short course
Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**
Current Enrollment:15 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**
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Course Description:

This short course meets Tuesday-Thursday, 6:15-8:15 p.m., February 18-27.

Earth Rights are those rights that reflect a combined focus on human rights and the environment, and recognize the inextricable nature of both the protection of, and harm to, human beings, communities and the planet. The intersection of human rights and the environment is a topical and rapidly evolving field, and an emerging framework for legal advocacy, education and activism..This course will explore the ways in which lawyers and legal strategies support social movements and global human rights and environmental justice—or earth rights--campaigns. This course will examine the role that lawyers and legal strategies play as part of larger global advocacy campaigns, with a focus on case studies that deal with indigenous rights, land rights, and environmental justice; and global legal and policy debates such as the link between climate change and human rights. In particular, the class will explore the power of corporations in the global economy, the ways in which corporate activities (particularly by extractive industries) are connected to abuses of human rights and the environment, and legal strategies that focus on the regulation of transnational corporate activity. Students will examine the linkages between the two fields, such as the political and civil rights of environmental activists, the close relationship of a clean environment to economic, social and cultural rights, and the emerging right to a healthy environment. They will emerge from this course with a coherent perspective on major events and trends involving development, corporate accountability, and the global justice movement, and the legal and advocacy strategies being used in various fora to address these trends.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this short course must attend the first class session.