Former U.S. assistant attorney general lectures
Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ignacia Moreno spoke with students at Stetson University College of Law on March 11. Moreno discussed “Environmental Litigation in the 21st Century.”
Moreno talked about the challenges she faced and overcame as a young person who came to the U.S. from Cartagena, Colombia. She answered questions from the students in the audience about how she approached a range of environmental issues in her work.
As assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division from 2009-2013, Moreno managed the division’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Originally from Colombia, Moreno was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine.
“You are the future, and as I look out at you, you look beautiful to me,” Moreno told the students. “Go out there and be great.”
Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy co-sponsored this Foreman Biodiversity Lecture.
Stetson’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series brings leading experts to campus to speak on a range of environmental topics directly impacting the state, as well as topics with national and global impacts. Professor Royal C. Gardner directs the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson.
Post date: March 11, 2015