Student Highlight

Claudia Sachs
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Claudia Sachs, a human rights undergraduate student at the School of General Studies, recently published an op-ed in the Columbia Spectator titled “Why the courts can be a powerful place for students to take action on climate change.” 
In the article Claudia states: “I am a plaintiff in a similar youth climate lawsuit in Virginia, Layla H. v. Commonwealth of Virginia, so I know firsthand that the road to climate justice through the courts is arduous. Through my studies at Columbia in human rights and sustainable development, I’ve also learned about the power of the courts and the incredible advocates who fight for justice within their walls. As a plaintiff and student, I believe that the Montana judgment is a great victory for American youth.”
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