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Lunch Talk with Alex Marquardt, Co-Founder and Staff Attorney, Climate Defense Project

October 27 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic for a lunch talk with Alex Marquardt (JD ’16). During law school, Alex was part of the student-led fossil fuel divestment campaign and was a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit Harvard Climate Justice Coalition v. President and Fellows of Harvard College.

After graduating from HLS, Alex co-founded the Climate Defense Project (CDP) with former classmates Kelsey Skaggs and Ted Hamilton. CDP is a leading advocate of the climate necessity defense, an argument for the legal justification of nonviolent civil disobedience against fossil fuel infrastructure to avert climate- and pollution-related harms. CDP has also filed a growing number of complaints with state attorneys general on behalf of fossil fuel divestment campaigns at colleges and universities.

Alex will discuss CDP’s work as well as his experience launching a nonprofit organization straight out of law school.

Alex will be speaking on Zoom. You are welcome to watch on your own or via a livestream in WCC 3038 [NOTE: WCC 3038 will be limited to Harvard Law School affiliates only; non-HLS Harvard affiliates are welcome to watch remotely]. Grab and go lunches will be available at the end of the event.


October 27
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Event Category:
Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic


WCC 3038 V& E Room


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Jacqueline Calahong
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