Fordham Environmental Law Review 2014 Symposium - Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Sandy Response and Rebuilding Strategies through the Lens of Environmental Justice

  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Fordham University School of Law
  • James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre - Fordham University School of Law
  • Environmental
  • Disaster

Over a year ago, Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast area. Since then a number of response and rebuilding strategies have been put in place to address the needs of those displaced by the storm and those living in areas that are vulnerable to future climate change induced storm surges. Hurricane Sandy, like storms before it, was a reminder that some communities are especially vulnerable to storms and other events that may be related to climate change including children, the elderly, the homeless, the chronically ill, the disabled, individuals in long term care facilities, low income communities, and communities of color. This symposium will focus on the unique barriers to these communities that prevent them from receiving aid and resources to rebuild or return to their neighborhoods if they are displaced, and potential legal remedies they may have under federal, state, and local laws. This symposium will be an opportunity for the legal community to provide feedback on Hurricane Sandy response and rebuilding efforts and recommendations for how best to address future climate change induced disasters in the area.

REGISTRATION: CLE Registration $300 ($150 for Fordham Law alumni, government and public interest attorneys, and $75 academics) Free and open to the public

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE CREDIT has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 4.5 nontransitional and transitional, professional practice credits.
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