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Environmental law, health subject of Newkirk Center event


The Newkirk Center for Science & Society presents "Stopping the Pollution of the Planet: Priorities of Environmental Law & Health," featuring law and public health experts discussing environmental law, climate change and pollution in China. Speakers include Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UCI's School of Law, and Michael Prather, Fred Kavli Chair and professor of Earth system science and director of UCI's Environment Institute.

Date:Friday, Oct 9, 2009
Time:9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering (bldg. 80, grid C4 on campus map: http://today.uci.edu/pdf/ UCI_09_map_campus_core.pdf)

Supplemental Information:

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended at 949-824-9336 or newkirk@uci.edu. Parking is free in the Beckman Center lot.


9 a.m.: Opening remarks by Chemerinsky 

9:25 a.m.: UCI law professor Alejandro Camacho speaks on "Natural Resources Law & Ethics Under Climate Change"

11:30 a.m.: Prather speaks

1-2:15 p.m.: UCI professors Helen Ingram and Daniel Stokols speak on "Challenges & Opportunities for Insuring Global Sustainability"

2:15-5 p.m.: UCI professor Rufus Edwards introduces a China case study, and Jinliang Zhang of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences speaks on "Childhood Blood Lead Levels in China"

For a complete agenda, visit www.newkirkcenter.uci.edu/


The UCI School of Law received a $2 million grant to start an environmental law clinic to further public interest in environmental law, health and sustainability. The clinic will provide law students with hands-on training in environmental legal and policy work under the supervision of lawyers and professors, and it will be closely associated with UCI's Program in Public Health.

The Newkirk Center for Science & Society was established in 2001 with an endowment from Martha and James Newkirk. The center aims to improve scientific response to community needs and increase the uses of science for the benefit of society. Event co-sponsors are the UCI College of Health Sciences Program in Public Health, UCI's Research & Education in Green Materials program, the UCI Environment Institute and the UCI School of Law.

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