Peter A Allard School of Law

The Youth Climate Litigation Wave: Part 4 – Juliana

The Centre for Law and the Environment’s four-part series, The Youth Climate Litigation Wave, will cover four leading cases from Canada and the US in which youth are demanding climate accountability and action from their government. Each session in the series will delve into a particular case and attendees will get to learn about the case from both a lawyer and plaintiff involved in the case. Attendees can join the session in person at Allard Hall or join the webinar virtually.


About Juliana v. US

In 2015, twenty-one young Americans filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the US government, asserting that, because of the government’s affirmative actions contributing to climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property and has failed to protect essential public trust resources. The Department of Justice's long string of attempts to dismiss and delay the case has meant that Juliana has yet to make it to trial. While a June 2023 ruling put the case back on track to go to trial, rulings on recent motions, which are expected in the coming months, could still prevent the case from going to trial.

If you plan to join in person at Allard Hall there is no need to register. If you plan to attend via zoom, please register below to get the zoom link. 

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About the Speakers

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Andrea Rodgers

Andrea is Senior Litigation Attorney at Our Children’s Trust, where she serves as cocounsel on Juliana v. United States and as lead counsel on Aji P. v. State of Washington and Reynolds v. State of Florida. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 and Arizona State University School of Law in 2001, where she served as co-Executive Editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology, Andrea clerked for the Hon. John C. Gemmill on the Arizona Court of Appeals. She has served as an Honors Attorney for the U.S. Department of Transportation, In-House Legal Counsel for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, and Staff Attorney for the Western Environmental Law Center. Her law practice has focused on reducing pollution from industrial agricultural operations, protecting and enhancing instream flows for people and fish, and fighting climate change for young people and future generations.


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