Lawyers and the climate emergency: free online panel event

How will you answer our law undergraduate essay competition question: what difference can lawyers make in tackling the climate emergency? Join our free online panel event, hosted by LexisNexis, on 25th January at 5pm to hear from lawyers already engaged with the climate emergency. Their insights will inspire and inform your response to the question.

Our online panel event is open to all law students and lawyers who want to hear from lawyers across the legal sector discussing what the climate emergency means for their work. It will also be a chance to hear the latest news on initiatives covered at COP27.

The panel discussion will be moderated by James Harper, Director, Global Legal and Executive Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR at LexisNexis.

Here are our expert panellists:

  • Lara Douvartzidis, Project Lawyer at the International Bar Association. Lara is an Australian qualified lawyer specialising in environment and human rights law with experience in the commercial legal sector. She attended COP27 on behalf of the International Bar Association and moderated events on the role of lawyers in the climate crisis.
  • Jonathan Hoch, Head of Legal, Commercial, at Anglo American. Jonathan works with business leaders at Anglo American to support the group’s responsible mining strategy, including the cross-functional response to climate change.
  • Carla Lewis, Senior Associate at Clifford Chance and associate lead of Clifford Chance’s climate litigation team. Carla specialises in international arbitration and public international law, with a particular focus on EU and UK restrictive measures and international environmental law.

We are looking forward to hearing from our panellists and answering your questions!

Register for the free event here.

A quick reminder: all the details of the law undergraduate essay competition, the exciting prize and how to enter are on this page.

The deadline for competition entries is 28th February at 4pm.