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Program for International Legal Studies to host ‘The Prospects for a New International Agreement on Climate Change,’ April 8

April 02, 2010

DETROIT (April 2, 2010) – The Wayne State University Law School Program for International Legal Studies and the International Law Students Association are pleased to host "The Prospects for a New International Agreement on Climate Change" at 12:15 p.m. on April 8, 2010, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Part of the Program’s Winter 2010 Speaker Series, this event will feature Daniel M. Bodansky, the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia Law School.

Professor Bodansky will discuss the outcome of the December 2009 climate change conference in Copenhagen, which has been both praised and vilified. He will chart the path ahead to a binding agreement on greenhouse gases, highlighting the legal issues presented by the divisions among states on the nature and scope of any new accord.

"The legal issues surrounding climate change are fascinating, maddening and highly polarizing" said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. "Wayne Law is very lucky have Dan Bodansky, one of the country’s leading international environmental lawyers, here to explain and analyze those issues."

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Parking is available in Structure #1 for $4.25 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street. Click here for directions.

For more information, please contact Holly Hughes at (313) 577-3620 or at hhughes@wayne.edu. Visit Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies online at http://law.wayne.edu/international-studies/index.php.

Daniel M. Bodansky

Internationally recognized as one of the premier authorities on global climate change, Daniel M. Bodansky joined Georgia Law as the holder of the prestigious Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law in the fall of 2002. In August 2006, he was named associate dean for faculty development. He teaches in the areas of public international law, international environmental law, and foreign affairs and the Constitution.

From 1989 to 2002, Bodansky was a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Law. He has served as the climate change coordinator and attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State in addition to consulting for the United Nations in the areas of climate change and tobacco control. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Washington School of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center. Bodansky also clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Professor Bodansky’s most recent book is The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law, published in 2009 by Harvard University Press. His other scholarship includes two books, 24 scholarly articles and book chapters, five book reviews and more than 40 papers and presentations. Bodansky earned his J.D. from Yale University where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal. He obtained his master's in the history and philosophy of science from Cambridge University in 1981 and his bachelor's magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1979.

He is the recipient of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs and a Jean Monnet Fellowship from the European University Institute in Florence.

Bodansky currently serves on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law and is the U.S.-nominated arbitrator under the Antarctic Environment Protocol. In addition, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of International Law.


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