Professors Karkkainen and Osofsky Receive UMN Symposium Grant
MARCH 3, 2011—Law School Professor Bradley C. Karkkainen and Associate Professor Hari M. Osofsky have been awarded a $10,000 University Symposium grant by the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota. The grant will support their project "Climate Change, Inequality and International Lawmaking: New Governance Approaches to Addressing Abundance and Security."
The Institute for Advanced Study strives to create an intellectual community across the University. It provides physical space at the Nolte center where scholars can collaborate and share their work, supports research programs that bring scholars together, and presents an annual symposium highlighting the innovative research initiatives going on at Minnesota and beyond.
Karkkainen is a nationally recognized authority in environment and natural resources law and also teaches international environmental law, water law, administrative law, and regulatory theory.
Osofsky is a leading scholar on climate change and environmental justice issues. In addition to teaching at the Law School, she serves as associate director of law, geography, and environment of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and is an affiliate faculty member in geography and in conservation biology.
Both Karkkainen and Osofsky teach a variety of environmental and energy law courses, as well as property law.