Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2019
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    This panel addresses the impacts of and responses to recent disasters and related environmental issues, both natural and man-made, in minority communities. In 2017, the numerous hurricanes that made their way through the Atlantic Ocean were particularly destructive, notably devastating Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Also in 2017, California experienced several seasonal catastrophes that were especially ruinous including heavy rains, flooding, wildfires, and mudslides. Climate change is only worsening the impacts on living conditions, and environmental migration is on the rise. The results of all of these disasters and other environmental harms have persisted into 2018 and the effects will likely linger for quite a while. This panel addresses legal recovery from, responses to, and remedies for these disastrous events, with emphasis on minority communities, which are often under-resourced and under-attended when misfortunes fall upon them.

    Business meeting for Environmental Law at program conclusion.  

    Business meeting for Minority Groups will be held during the section's luncheon on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 12:15 - 1:30 pm.  
    Business meeting for State and Local Government will beheld during the section's breakfast on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 7 - 8:30 am.

Date & Time
Rebecca M. Bratspies, City University of New York School of Law

Davida Finger, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Victor B. Flatt, University of Houston Law Center

Susan S. Kuo, University of South Carolina School of Law

Kalyani Robbins, Florida International University College of Law

Clifford Villa, University of New Mexico School of Law

Session Fees
  • [3220] Environmental Law, Minority Groups, and State and Local Government Law Joint Program and Co-Sponsored by Agricultural and Food Law and Natural Resources and Energy Law - Disaster Response, Recovery, and Relief in Minority Communities: $0.00
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