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Peter Carstensen: Cooperative mergers reduce options for dairy farmersTuesday, Feb 21, 2017

Peter Carstensen: Cooperative mergers reduce options for dairy farmers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cecelia Klingele discusses work to develop model penal code for sentencing Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Cecelia Klingele discusses work to develop model penal code for sentencing

American Law Institute

Law student Will Kramer blows the whistle on Midwest company's hazardous waste violationsThursday, Feb 16, 2017

Law student Will Kramer blows the whistle on Midwest company's hazardous waste violations

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Freed by the Wisconsin Innocence Project, ex-inmate takes up causeThursday, Feb 16, 2017

Freed by the Wisconsin Innocence Project, ex-inmate takes up cause

The Washington Post

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Activities and Scholarship

Sumudu Atapattu was invited to speak at the University of Miami Law Review symposium, “Climate Wrongs and Human Rights,” held in February. Her presentation was titled “Climate Refugees and International Law: A Gaping Hole?”

Steph Tai was invited to present "Environmental Science in the Court: A Primer for Judges" at the 2017 Mid-Winter Workshop for Judges of the Ninth Circuit in January. Her presentation addressed the science relevant in environmental cases, including measurements, computational models, and uncertainties.

Sumudu Atapattu’s book chapter titled “Justice for Small Island Nations: Intersections of Equity, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice” was published in “Climate Justice: Case Studies in Global and Regional Governance Challenges,” edited by Randall S. Abate and published by Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. in December.

In January, Steph Tai submitted an amicus brief (co-authored with Royal Gardner and Erin Okuno, Stetson University College of Law) in Murray Energy v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The brief was on behalf of a number of prominent freshwater scientists, explaining the scientific basis behind the Clean Water Rule promulgated by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers on June 29, 2015.