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Judith E. Koons

Barry University
United States of America


Professor Judith Koons came to Barry University School of Law after receiving the Master of Theological Studies Degree from Harvard Divinity School. While at Harvard, Professor Koons studied philosophy, ethics, and theology and explored the intersection of faith and social justice. At Harvard, Professor Koons also served as a teaching fellow in the sociology department, focusing on social stratification by gender, race, and class. Professor Koons practiced law primarily in the fields of poverty and civil rights. She taught at the University of Mississippi School of Law and served with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Florida, the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, and Central Florida Legal Services. At Barry, Professor Koons is the coordinator of the Honors Certificate Program in Environmental and Earth Law. She also serves as a faculty advisor for the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, which invites a re-thinking of law and governance from an earth-centered perspective. Professor Koons has published and spoken nationally and internationally in the aligned fields of Feminist Jurisprudence and Earth Jurisprudence.

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Earth Jurisprudence

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