Past Symposia

Fordham Environmental Law Review hosts an annual Symposium each spring that draws leading scholars, lawmakers and regulatory officials in the environmental law field, as well as environmental advocates and concerned citizens to discuss and reflect on relevant and important topics in environmental law.



Cities & Climate Change


Prof. Eric Schaaf
Region 2 Counsel, Envtl. Protection Agency | Fordham Law School Adjunct

Prof. Michael Gerrard
Columbia Law School

Salma Shitia
Georgetown University Law Center

Prof. Christine Chung
Albany Law School

Jalisa Gilmore
NYC Envtl. Justice Alliance

Prof. Sonia Rolland
Northeastern Law

Cities, Climate Justice,
& the Law


Dr. Philip McAdoo
Earth Justice

Joel Kupferman, Esq.
NY Envtl. Law and Justice Project

Raya Salter, Esq.
NYS Climate Action Council

Carlos Garcia
NYC Envtl. Justice Alliance

Filzah Belal
LL.B Sai University, Chennai

Adaptation & Resilience


Prof. Nestor Davidson

Arnoud Molenaar
City of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Kimberly Diamond

Prof. Harold McDougall
Howard University School of Law

William Shutkin
Principal, Shutkin Sustainable Living

Prof. John Nolon
Pace University School of Law

Dr. Yaw Agyeman Boafo, Ph.D.
Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies