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.