Center for Earth Jurisprudence
The Center for Earth Jurisprudence (CEJ) is housed at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida. The mission of the center is to create laws that recognize and protect nature’s rights to exist and be healthy. CEJ’s work is based upon three core concepts: that humans are an integral part of nature; that we have a fundamental responsibility to protect the long-term health of natural communities; and that our current legal systems fail to recognize nature’s rights to exist and flourish. Barry University stands in a rich Catholic and Dominican tradition that honors the sacredness of creation and justice for all peoples. CEJ furthers this vision by promoting laws and legal responses that support an ecologically sustainable future for all. Click here to view a short documentary about the CEJ.