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Exploring Principles of Earth Jurisprudence at St. Thomas University and Barry University Law Schools
- Samantha Castranova, “From Beast to Ward: Removing the Injustice to Animals from the American Criminal System”
- Denise Cartolano, “Unchecked Corporate Power in Agriculture: How an Earth Jurisprudence Model Can Restore America’s Food to a Healthier, More Sustainable Option”
- Aurea L. Burgos-Moragón, “From the Beaten Path to the Road Not Taken: An Overview of Modern Economics, Corporate Dominion and the Need for Earth Jurisprudence”
- Rachel Fernandez, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?: A Study on the Effects of Public Opinion on Imperiled Species”
- Lance Cornick, “Plant Genetic Resources: Restoring the Common Heritage of Humankind”
- Ryan Price, “Habitat Status: Endangered-Reconsidering ‘Critical Habitat’ and the ‘Unoccupied Areas’ Provision of the Endangered Species Act”
- Sherlyn Bartee, “In RE: Tri State Water Rights Litigation-Guardian Ad Litem Brief for the Nonhuman Interests”
- Julie Perry, “Planning with Room to Grow: Community Gardens as Part of the Urban Landscape”
- Liz Parker, “Investing in or Wreaking Further Destruction upon Nature? Valuation of Ecosystem Services from an Earth Jurisprudence Perspective”
- Clayton Boyette, “Preserve Florida’s Groundwater with Earth Jurisprudence”
- Christopher Brown, “Can We Co Exist: The Dilemma of the Gray Wolf”
- Covington Campbell, “Effecting a Sea Change: Changing Tack to Heal the Wounds of African Piracy”
- Karen Greene, “The Wekiva: Recognizing the Rights of a River”
- Meredith Hall, “Applying Earth Jurisprudence to Bring Harmony to the Great Lakes”
- Elizabeth Parker, “Detoxifying the Food We Eat: Accountability Using the Precautionary Principle”
- Sarah Schwemin, “What if We Could Sue the Hurricanes? The Necessity of Recognizing the Rights of Natural Entities”
Below, please find class papers from the inaugural two-credit seminar on Earth Jurisprudence offered at Barry University School of Law in the spring semester of 2007. These students are true explorers of new frontiers.
Sr. Pat Siemen discusses Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Sí, on News 13′s “In Depth” 10/9/15View video full screen on YouTube.
Sr. Pat Siemen on Rights of Nature at TEDxJacksonville 2013View video full screen on YouTube.
CEJ Events & PresentationsProtecting Our Common Home
A CEJ Webinar Series
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016: Highlights of Third International Tribunal on the Rights of Mother Earth and the December 2015 Paris Climate Summit
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016: Rights of Nature: What Are They?
Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Florida Constitutional Revision Committee and a "Community Rights" Amendment Protecting Human and Ecological Health
This web-based seminar series explores emergent legal systems and cultural themes and addresses the intrinsic rights of nature and the international Earth laws movement. Topics will include law and policy, ethics, principles of environmental sustainability, science, and spirituality.
For registration or further information, please e-mail Sr. Pat Siemen or call (321) 206-5779. Please RSVP at least 48 hours before each program. Directions for participation will be sent to you.
Other Events:~ More events coming soon! ~
Learning to See Naturally ~ Nature Journaling WorkshopsVisit our nature journaling blog, Learning to See Naturally, for poems, photos, stories and other nature-inspired creative works from our workshop participants.
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