Recent LL.M. alumni advocate for human rights and the environment
Graduates are employed at environmental organizations throughout the world
Each year, the University of Oregon School of Law offers a select group of individuals from across the country and across the globe the opportunity to earn an LL.M. (master of laws) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
Alumni from the program go on to provide leadership throughout the world and the U.S. Three alumni recently have accepted high profile positions in their home countries advocating for human rights and the environment.
- Andres Pirazzoli, a 2009 alumnus from Chile, is working as Climate Change and International Policy officer for Chile's Climate Change Office.
- Carlos Lozano-Acosta, a 2013 alumnus from Colombia, is working for AIDA, the InterAmerican Association for Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization (la Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente). He will work as a coordinator for a program to protect strategic ecosystems for freshwater provision in the Andean region. (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia).
- Maneka Kaur, a 2013 alumna, will be working at EarthJustice in San Francisco, California, on environmental protection issues related to her home country India.
- Ximena Ramos, a 2013 alumna from Mexico, is working in the Defense area for the Southeast office of CEMDA, the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, a nonprofit (Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental).
Ramos commented on her experience in Oregon Law's LL.M. program, noting the wealth of knowledge she gained and personal relationships she fostered during the one-year program.
"I have new friends from all over the world. But I think that the most important is that my spirit is renewed and I'm convinced that fighting for human rights and the environment is one of the most important goals in my life," Ramos said.
For more information on Oregon Law's LL.M., visit llm.uoregon.edu.