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

October 15, 2019, 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Walter F. Mondale Hall

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.

CLE Credits
2 CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #279236
Parking Information
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

Sponsored by

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

Sam Duggan