The Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources (CLEAR) addresses emerging environmental law issues, particularly serving as a leader on the laws related to climate change adaptation. With a primary focus on students, the center aids development of the next generation of environmental attorneys through innovative and meaningful environmental law experiences. The center also helps inform policymakers, leaders, and practitioners about the circumstances brought about by environmental disruption, options for legal change given this disruption, and it provides a forum for educating the North Carolina and national legal and business communities about opportunities related to these changes.
"All climate-sensitive systems of society and the natural environment . . . will need to adapt to a changing climate or possibly face diminished productivity, functioning and health." -Environmental Protection Agency
"If facts are changing, law cannot be static."
-Felix Frankfurter, The Zeitgeist and the Judiciary, Address at the Harvard Law Review Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner (Mar. 30, 1912).