Environmental Affirmative Rights in the 21st Century
While the Framers wrote the Constitution to avoid government overreach, it is fairly certain they did not anticipate climate change and its drastic effects on living conditions. As such, this panel will discuss the different circumstances in which advocates and scholars have argued for mandated government protection of the environment.
Moderator: Michael Herz, Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
- Martha Davis: Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law;
- James R. May: Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School;
- Erin Ryan: Elizabeth C. and Clyde W. Atkinson Professor of Law, Florida State University; and
- Christopher Serkin: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Vanderbilt Law School.
Constitutional Law | Environmental Law
Herz, Michael; Davis, Martha; May, James R.; Ryan, Erin; Serkin, Christopher; and Law Review, Cardozo, "Environmental Affirmative Rights in the 21st Century" (2020). Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. 3.