Advancing law and policy aimed to legally protect the sustainability of life and health on Earth.

We are a team of lawyers located at the Barry University School of Law School in Orlando, Florida. Our goal is to advance laws and policies designed to protect the natural systems, species, and entities that sustain life on Earth. 

Earth jurisprudence is an emerging field of law that seeks to develop a philosophy and practice of law that gives greater consideration to nature, by recognizing the interconnectedness of Earth's natural systems, the inherent rights and value of nature, and the dependence of humanity and all living beings on a healthy Earth.

The Center for Earth Jurisprudence advocates for the adoption of earth jurisprudence principles in our legal system.

Two things are needed to guide our judgment...for the challenges ahead: A certain alarm at what is happening at present and a fascination with the future available to us only if we respond creatively to the urgencies of the present.
— Thomas Berry

The Center for Earth Jurisprudence is an initiative of Barry University.

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Center for Earth Jurisprudence: An Overview

The Center's Founder Presents at TEDx Jacksonville.

Just as the ideals of human rights are protected by legal systems, the rights of nature must be protected by Earth Jurisprudence. Hear Sr Pat Siemen's appeal to our innate sense of justice in her proposal of basic rights for all Earth's systems and creatures.

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CEJ is housed at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida.