Virtual Guest Speakers

February 13:

Professor Elizabeth Burleson - Professor, Pace Law School
Topic: Hydraulic Fracturing

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Discussion List   (Professor Burleson will participate from February 13 - 17).

Short Biography

Professor Burleson has an LL.M. in International Law from the London School of Economics (LSE) and is a Fulbright Senior Specialist. She began participating in the treaty negotiation process at the United Nations in 1991 during proceedings for the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development and helped draft the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Agenda 21, and the Rio Declaration. She has written reports for the United Nations and delivered presentations at United Nations conferences. Focusing on emerging International Law, Professor Burleson has been an advisor to UNICEF's Senior Advisor for the Environment and to the New York Director of UNEP. She has also written reports for UNESCO and UNDP. A particular focus has been placed on design, development and implementation of human rights and environmental programs. She was a member of the UNICEF delegation to the Bali Climate Conference; worked with the NWF and UNEP delegations to the Copenhagen Climate Conference and with the IUCN and ASIL delegations to the Cancun and Durban Climate Conferences. Professor Burleson is on the National Wildlife Federation President's Advisory Council and has conducted legal research for Amnesty International's London-based International Secretariat and New York-based research division. She has taught Public International Law, Energy Law, International Environmental Law, UN Law, Human Rights and Environmental Law, International Law and China, Property Law, Water Law, and Environmental Law. She joined the Pace Law School faculty in 2011. She teaches International Environmental Law in Barcelona as a Summer Visiting Professor. As a National University of Singapore Centre for International Law Fellow, she has researched energy and water security. She also teaches Energy Law as a Summer Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and International Trade and the Environment as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Professor Burleson spent 2010-2011 as a visiting law professor at Florida State University and the University of Oregon. She taught at USD School of Law from 2007 to 2011.

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