Claudia Flores, a litigator who has served as a legal advisor for the United Nations in Zimbabwe and East Timor, has been named Director of the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. She will join the Law School as an assistant clinical professor in the fall.
Claudia Flores, a litigator who has served as a legal advisor for the United Nations in Zimbabwe and East Timor, has been named Director of the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic.
Groups Want Review of Shell's Arctic Regulatory Filings
The New York Times
April 28, 2015
The petition was filed Monday by Oceana and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.
In a bid to pressure Shell to drop the plan, environmental group Oceana and an environmental law clinic at University of Chicago Law School sent a report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday claiming that the company is understating the risks of its work in the Arctic.
Shell executives have said the BG merger wouldn’t affect plans to spend $1 billion drilling in the Arctic this summer, a project that has been criticized by environmentalists.
A gift made by Jonathan Mills, ’77, as trustee of a charitable trust, will benefit the Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. To be expended at the discretion of the clinic’s director, the gift provides funds for activities that support the clinic’s mission, which might include obtaining expert consultation, underwriting student travel for site visits and client interactions, and covering other litigation costs.