Webinar Series: Legal Education for Scientists

7 September 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-34

In recent years, an increasing number of scientists have found themselves involved in legal discussions about their work, their correspondence, and their public statements. To better prepare the scientific community for these challenges, AGU and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund have put together a legal education program for the scientific community. The goal is to both give a primer on the legal issues facing scientists and update them on legal situations currently making their way through the courts.

The legal education program will start with a series of webinars featuring some of the lawyers on the front lines of climate science litigation. These webinars will be followed by a series of legal education events at AGU’s 2012 Fall Meeting. More information is available online.

RSVP to sciencepolicy@agu.org for any or all of the following webinars:

19 September

What Documents Must Scientists Keep and Disclose? With Michael Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

22 October

An Inside Look at the Michael Mann Case with Peter Fontaine, counsel to Dr. Michael Mann.

13 November

State Public Record Laws with Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).