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India and China and the Future of Environmental Governance

Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 12:11 PM

Room 121, Yale Law School | 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT
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Join us Thursday, October 31, for a conversation about the future of environmental law and governance in India and China.

Join the Yale Environmental Law Association and the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy Thursday, October 31, for a conversation about the future of environmental law and governance in India and China with special guests Professor Jingjing Liu of Vermont Law School and Professor Deepa Badrinarayana of Chapman Law School. The discussion will highlight subjects such as climate change laws, how lawyers, the civil society, and the judiciary interact with each other to shape environmental policymaking, and differences between India and China. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information contact Jennifer Skene at jennifer.skene@yale.edu.

Professor Deepa Badrinarayana comes to Chapman from Pace Law School, where she completed her Doctorate in Juridicial Studies in Environmental Law. Professor Badrinarayana researched for Professor Frank P. Grad at Columbia Law School on environmental and public health laws. Between 2005 and 2006, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Legal Studies, Columbia Law School. Professor Badrinarayana is also a consultant to the United Nations Global Compact, on issues of corporate voluntarism and regulations. Before coming to the United States, Professor Badrinarayana was a Research Officer for a Government of India-World Bank Environmental Capacity-Building Project, at the National Law School of India University. In addition to research and advocacy, she also trained government officials and legal professionals in environmental law. Professor Badrinarayana was part of a team that advised the Government of India on its new legislation to manage biomedical waste. Professor Badrinarayana holds an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace Law School and a B.A.LL.B.(Hons) from the National Law School of India University. She is also a Member of the World Conservation Union, Committee on Environmental Law.

Professor Jingjing Liu is the associate director of the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School and an assistant professor of law. The courses she has taught at VLS include Chinese Law and Comparative Environmental Law Research.

She received her LLB and LLM degrees from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, and an LLM from Columbia Law School. Before joining VLS in 2007, she worked as a research fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco, where she conducted extensive research on China's environmental issues, and at the Center for Law in the Public Interest in Los Angeles on several projects related to environmental justice. Her presentations include "China's Environmental Mediation: Past Popularity, Present Challenges & Future Revitalization" at Harvard Law School; "Development of Specialized Environmental Courts in China" at Pace Law School's Symposium on Environmental Adjudication Around the World in collaboration with the New York State Judicial Institute, the Environmental Law Institute, and the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law; and "the Latest Developments of China's Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law" at the China Environment Forum of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is the editor of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Volume 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability.

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