Greenprint for a climate defence clinic

Private law firms have demonstrated little interest in climate change except to the extent that large firms act for polluters and emitters. But some law schools can assist in the effort to combat global warming by designing and developing climate defence clinics, to pursue causes of action in the areas of nuisance, negligence and environmental regulation.

This paper discusses and proposes the structural elements of such a clinic, to fill a clear void in access to justice and legal services and to help strengthen the political and social consciousness of the law students who pass through it.