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Margaret R. Stewart, Esq., MPA., LL.M
Margaret serves as the Director at the Center for Earth Jurisprudence. She oversees CEJ's programs and operations and has created educational forums throughout the United States and abroad. She also serves as the key Advisor to three law students that work with CEJ as Earth Law & Policy Fellows.
Margaret serves on the Executive Committee and formerly chaired the Legal Committee of the Florida Springs Council. She is on the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, a network of organizations and individuals committed to the universal adoption and implementation of legal systems that recognize, respect and enforce “Rights of Nature” and to making the idea of Rights of Nature an idea whose time has come.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Randolph-Macon Woman's College, her Masters in Non-Profit & Human Resources Management from Penn State University, her Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law, and her LL.M. from Western New England School of Law. While in law school, Margaret earned her Environmental Law Honors Certificate and worked two semesters in the Environmental and Earth Law Clinic. She now lectures on Earth Jurisprudence and Earth Law at Barry and around the world.
Margaret enjoys traveling and exploring new destinations. Originating from an urban jungle like Philadelphia, Margaret has delighted in the natural treasures of Florida and is devoted to protecting them for future generations. Her belief in the intrinsic rights of all members of the Earth community was deepened when she met Thomas Berry as a teenager and she remains a staunch advocate for the legal recognition of those rights.
She is a member of the Florida Bar.