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April 9, 2013

Oregon Law students to present at UO Climate Change Symposium

Three Oregon Law students are presenting research at the University of Oregon’s second annual Climate Change Research Symposium Wednesday, April 10, in the Erb Memorial Union Fir Room on the UO campus.

Adam Walters, Elizabeth Brown and Dominique Rossi, along with representatives from across the University of Oregon campus, including faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, will present their research on climate change. Panels will consist of five presentations, each running for 10 minutes, followed by at least 20 minutes of audience Q&A.

Walters, a second-year student at Oregon Law, will present as part of the panel presentation titled “Climate Change Through the Human Lens” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. His climate change research is titled “The National Flood Insurance Program at 45: Can a Middle-Aged Law Learn to Tackle Climate Change?” Previously, Walters participated in Oregon Law’s Environmental and Natural Resource (ENR) fellowship program, which allows select students to take on real-world environmental problems.

Brown and Rossi will present as part of the “Climate Politics and Institutional Responses” panel from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown, a third-year Oregon Law student, will present “Existing International Legal Obligations to Address Loss and Damage from Climate Change.” Rossi, a second-year Oregon Law student, will present “The Other Carbon Problem–Addressing Ocean Acidification on the West Coast.”

To see the schedule of events for the Climate Change Research Symposium, visit climatechange.uoregon.edu

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