Entries from November 2010
November 30th, 2010 · Comments
Beginning this week officials from around the world gather in Cancun, Mexico for the 16th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference. Their task: to map out a climate change strategy that extends beyond the landmark Kyoto Protocol - which sunsets in 2012 - and helps developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Among those traveling to Cancun for the conference is Richard Finkmoore, professor of environmental law at California Western and author of the recent book Environmental Law and the Values of Nature. He offers his thoughts - and hopes - about the two-week talks.
November 5th, 2010 · Comments
In response to a series of high-profile incidents, U.S. schools have stepped up their anti-bullying efforts. But are they doing enough to protect students from harassment and intimidation? Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice warned school districts that certain kinds of bullying can violate federal anti-discrimination law, requiring a higher level of response and imposing a greater degree of legal responsibility.
California Western professor Robert DeKoven is an expert in education and civil rights law, and offers his views on the legal implications of school bullying.