National Courts and Sciences Institute
National Courts & Sciences Institute

Ecosystem and Climate Sciences 

 

THIS CONCENTRATION CERTIFIES JUDGES IN SCIENCE UNDERPINNINGS AND TECHNOLOGIES THAT DETECT AND REMEDY ALLEGED ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH DISPUTES OVER WATER, SOIL AND AIR QUALITY. 

NCSI is partnering with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for judges’ training in ecosystem and climate sciences, Gary L. Andersen, Ph.D. is this concentration’s chief science advisor.  He is Head of the LBL’s Department of Ecology. Phase 1, with 12 judges, launches December 2018.

Methods of impact analysis constitute this Concentration’s primary focus.  Phases 2 and 3, each with 24 judges and six judicial educators each, launch in December 2019 and 2020.