Call for Papers: Drowning Island Nations: Legal Implications and Remedies

The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands has approached Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change

Law to explore creative approaches to the legal issues facing these nations. Among the legal questions that need to be explored are the implications of the loss of inhabitable physical territory for statehood, for maritime governance, for property, fishing and mineral rights, and for the legal status of displaced persons. International law, human rights law, environmental law, and admiralty law are just a few of the fields that may be implicated. If you’d like to learn more, visit Columbia Law School’s website here.

If you are interested, please e-mail abstracts of 300 words or less to Michael Gerrard, Director of the Center for Climate Change Law, at by September 1, 2010.

Michael B. Gerrard
Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice
Director, Center for Climate Change Law
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, New York 10027
Tel: 212-854-3287
Fax: 212-854-7946

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