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NWAAC hosts expert speaker on climate change

Michael Gerrard will speak on climate change regulation at NorthWest Arkansas Community College on Feb. 27. Gerrard is a professor at Columbia Law School in New York, where is also serves as the director of the Center for Climate Change. The event is will begin at 4 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Business Development and is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program.

The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited 11 books, including “Global Climate Change and U.S. Law.”  Since 1986 he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal.

He practiced environmental law in New York from 1979 through 2008, most recently as partner in charge of the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP. He worked as a trial and appellate litigator, having tried numerous cases and argued many appeals in the federal and state courts and administrative tribunals. Upon joining the Columbia law faculty in 2009, he became Senior Counsel to the firm. 

Gerrard has lectured on environmental law in Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Malta, China, India, Japan, Chile, Canada and throughout the United States.

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