Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China
Thur, Jan 19, 12:45-1:45pm
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Ms. Zhang will discuss public participation in Environmental Impact Assessments and standing issues from several environmental cases that she has recently handled.
Ms. Zhang received her first law degree from Wuhan University Law School in 1991 and her Masters of law at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing in 2000. Currently Ms. Zhang is senior public interest lawyer and the head of the Litigation Department at the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV) at the China University of Political Science and Law. CLAPV intends to establish a public interest law office in the near future, which Ms. Zhang will direct. Ms. Zhang’s areas of interest include legal aid for pollution victims in environmental torts litigation and assisting individuals and environmental NGOs to take part in environmental administrative hearings. Ms. Zhang has been involved in leading pollution tort, class action, and environmental impact litigation in recent years.
She was selected by Ford Foundation for an internship with Communities for a Better Environment, Oakland in March, 2005. During Fall Semester 2005, she was a fellow of the Public Interest Law Initiative at Columbia Law School. While at Columbia, Ms. Zhang developed a project on public participation in environmental matters in China and impact environmental litigation.