Laurel Fletcher Prepares Clinic Students for UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

-The Oakland Tribune, December 4, 2009 by Matt Krupnick

In Denmark, the students will rub shoulders with world leaders, including the former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, who agreed to let the pair speak at an event she will host. Robinson, also a former U.N. human-rights commissioner, is a friend of Alice Miller, a UC Berkeley law lecturer.”The reason we were able to do that is because we’re at Berkeley, quite frankly,” said Laurel Fletcher, a Berkeley law professor…. “We’re able to leverage our academic capital.”

-National Law Journal, December 7, 2009 by Karen Sloan

A pair of 2Ls from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law will make the rounds at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen discussing their research on climate change and human rights…. The Berkeley students, Zoe Loftus-Farren and Caítrín McKiernan, wrote and will deliver a research paper urging policymakers to take into account the human implications of climate change.

-Youth Radio and KQED, “In Other Words” blog, December 14, 2009 by Molly Samuel

Zoe Loftus-Farren and Cáitrín McKiernan are presenting a paper they wrote as interns at Berkeley Law’s International Human Rights Clinic…. Loftus-Farren says, “A legal education is applicable to many types of work, and opens doors in terms of how to focus my work.” McKiernan adds, “People of good faith can work for change both in and out of the system. Neither side has a monopoly on the truth or how to preserve hard fought gains.”