Third Annual International Environmental Law Year in Review

Originally held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am



  • The International Environmental Law Committee is pleased to host, with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the third annual International Environmental Law Year in Review panel presentation. The panel, comprised of distinguished speakers from academia, private practice and public interest organizations will discuss a range of hot topics in international environmental law.

    Program Fee:
    $49 for Members | $99 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Keynote Speaker:

    David Boyd
    UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Associate Professor of Law, Policy, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia


    Michael Burger
    Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University


    Katrina Fischer Kuh
    Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
    Pace Elizabeth Haub School of Law

    Kenneth Rivlin
    Global Co-Head of the International Trade & Regulatory Law Group and Head of the Global Environmental Law Group
    Allen & Overy

    Lisa Sachs
    Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

    Satya S. Tripathi
    Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • 10:00 am – 10:05 am
    Introduction & Program Overview
    Michael Burger

    10:05 am – 10:25 am
    The Right to a Healthy Environment
    Keynote Speaker: David Boyd

    10:25 am – 10:35 am
    Recent Developments at the United Nations
    Satya S. Tripathi

    10:35 am – 10:45 am
    Climate Change Litigation and Other Key Developments
    Katrina Fischer Kuh

    10:45 am – 10:55 am
    Sustainability, Transactional Practice, and Compliance Issues
    Kenneth Rivlin

    10:55 am – 11:05 am
    Investment Dispute Resolution and International Trade
    Lisa Sachs

    11:05 am – 11:30 am
    Question/Answer Session

  • New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 1.8 General
    California: 1.5 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    International Environmental Law, Michael Burger, Chair

    Co-Sponsored By:
    Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |