What Lawyers Should Know About Climate Change: Experts Discuss the Science at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

CHICAGO, March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What are the potential legal implications of climate change? What should lawyers know about the science? Those questions and more will be addressed in "Climate Change: The Science for Lawyers," a panel featuring climate and legal experts, including a Nobel Peace Prize-winning scientist, held April 1, at The John Marshall Law School.

An understanding of geology has helped attorneys understand the legal risks of developing in areas prone to sinkholes. As the impacts of climate change are more recognizable and raise legal issues for clients, attorneys need to be familiar with climate change science. Speakers at John Marshall's April 1 event include:

  • Donald J. Wuebbles, PhD – Atmospheric Science Professor at University of Illinois and Nobel Peace Prize recipient for his work on climate change
  • Tom Skilling – Chief Meteorologist at WGN-TV
  • Eric R. Snodgrass – Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Atmospheric Sciences at University of Illinois
  • David Weisbach – Walter J. Blum Professor, University of Chicago Law School
  • Celeste M. Hammond – Professor and Director, John Marshall Center for Real Estate Law
  • Paul B. Lewis – Professor and Director, John Marshall Center for International Law
  • Doris Estelle Long – Professor and Director, John Marshall Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

About the Center for Real Estate Law

John Marshall's Center for Real Estate Law is dedicated to educating and training the next generation of real estate attorneys and real estate professionals in the substance and practice of commercial real estate law. In addition to providing our degree candidates with a superior education in a transactional context, we are committed to promoting research and scholarship in the field of commercial real estate and practice.


Who: Center for Real Estate Law, The John Marshall Law School
What: "Climate Change: The Science for Lawyers"
Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
When: 2-5 p.m., April 1, 2015
How Much: Free, but registration required; 2.5 hours of Illinois CLE credit available
Click here to register. For more information, please contact Christine Kraly at ckraly@jmls.edu

CONTACT: Christine Kraly 312-427-2737 x 171Source: The John Marshall Law School-Chicago