Cassell Green Bag to Address Question of How to ID Victims of Environmental Crimes

On Wednesday, November 28, Professor Paul Cassell will deliver a Green Bag lecture, “Victims of Environmental and Other Crimes: Who Has Been Harmed?”, in room 106 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The lecture, sponsored by the College’s Wallace Stegner Center, is free and open to the public.

In his Green Bag, Cassell will address the question of how to identify victims of environmental crimes.  Is everyone in the country who potentially breathed polluted air a “victim” for purposes of crime victims’ rights statutes? Or is some tighter linkage required between an environmental crime and those who will be recognized as victims. Cassell recently represented community members in Corpus Christi, Texas who were harmed by an environmental crime committed by a major petroleum manufacturer. Drawing on this pro bono litigation, he will offer some ideas on how to analyze this important issue.

One hour CLE is available and a free lunch is provided to attendees.