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Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium: “Climate Change and Law: Global to Local Legal and Policy Challenges”

March 31 - April 1

This symposium seeks to look at these developments. Climate change as well as transitioning to a low carbon economy pose many legal and policy challenges. It will feature leading lawyers, policy makers and activists to look at these challenges and the way forward. The symposium will launch the Wisconsin Initiative on Law and Climate Change (WILCC), a joint initiative between the Human Rights Program and the Global Legal Studies Center at the UW Law School.


  • Professor Jonathan Patz, Global Health Institute, UW-Madison
  • Jacqi Patterson, NAACP
  • Professor Dayna Nadine Scott, Osgood School of Law
  • Dr. Wil Burns, American University
  • Juan Auz, Hertie School, Berlin
  • Robin Bronen, Alaska Institute for Justice
  • Professor Carmen Gonzalez
  • Professor David Hunter, American University
  • Dr. Sumudu Atapattu, UW Law School
  • Professor Maxine Burkett, University of Hawai‘i, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Professor Christina Voigt, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi
  • Professor Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh
  • Professor Patricia Galvo
  • Professor Steph Tai, UW Law School
  • Professor Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School
  • Professor Alice Kaswan, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Professor Mary Wood, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Lt Governor Mandela Barnes
  • Professor Tracey Holloway, UW-Madison
  • Professor Miriam Seifter, UW Law School
  • Stephanie Salgado
  • Jessica Price, Office of the Mayor, Madison
  • Nada Elmikashfi, Chief of Staff, WI State Representative Francesca Hong
  • Gary Besaw, Menominee Tribal Department of Agriculture and Food system

Keynote Speaker:  more information forthcoming




March 31
April 1