• The Legal and Scientific Case for Recovering Climate Change Damages in Minnesota from Fossil Fuel Companies

  • Featuring

    • Keith Ellison

      Attorney General of Minnesota

    • Alexandra Klass

      Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota Law School 

    • J. Drake Hamilton

      Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy

    • Dr. Stephen Polasky

      Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota

    • Dr. Gabe Chan

      Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

    • Vic Sher

      Partner, Sher Edling LLP, San Francisco, California

  • When

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm



    Walter F. Mondale Hall 25

    University of Minnesota Law School
    229 19th Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please join the Environmental and Energy Law Society at the University of Minnesota Law School as we discuss the growing number of lawsuits by local and state governments against fossil fuel companies for climate change-related damages under consumer protection, products liability, and nuisance theories, among others. These lawsuits are currently in various stages of litigation in state and federal courts. This seminar will discuss the merits of these suits as well as the viability of similar claims for climate change-related damages under Minnesota law.

Sponsored By

Fresh Energy, Center for Climate Integrity, Environmental and Energy Law Society, University of Minnesota Law School, and the Union of Concerned Scientists

CLE Credits

2 CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #279236

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Sam Duggan
(303) 638-0968

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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