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CILC International/Comparative Law Series - Professor Lesley McAlister

Tuesday, February 28

King Hall, room 1301
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Brazilian Deforestation: How Does Law Matter?

In the 2000s, the deforestation rate in the Brazilian Amazon fluctuated, first increasing and then significantly decreasing.  While a variety of factors are important to understanding the changes in annual deforestation rates, the data clearly show that legal institutions and policies were key drivers.  This talk will survey the various factors, emphasizing the role of law and legal institutions.

Lunch will be provided.

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