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Jennifer Krencic Barcelos
SIS 590
Seattle Campus

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Seminar. Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.

Class description

The law school is offering a unique multidisciplinary seminar on Climate Justice this winter quarter. Jeni Barcelos and Jen Marlow, Co-Executive Directors of the law school’s Three Degrees Project ( will teach the course, along with David Battisti, Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences, and graduate teaching fellow Brandon Derman. In Winter Quarter 2012, the Climate Justice Seminar will be meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30–10:30 a.m. at the law school (William H. Gates Hall) in Room 116. The Climate Justice Seminar is open to 25 graduate and professional students from across the University of Washington by application only (note: J.D. students are excused from this requirement and need not apply). The course examines predicted climate futures in locations around the globe where climate change is likely to harm disadvantaged populations, with the goal of understanding the limitations and strengths of the international and domestic legal and political systems available to alleviate these impacts. The course will focus on global climate-related impacts to health, food and water, security, equity, and justice. Students will work in multidisciplinary groups and be advised by the team of core faculty. All applications must be e-mailed to by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. If you have questions in the interim, please contact the seminar’s Teaching Fellow, Brandon Derman at

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/18/2011