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Grace Nosek

  • Scholar 2018
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PhD Law
University of British Columbia
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Grace Nosek is currently pursuing her PhD in law at the University of British Columbia (UBC), studying how to use law to protect climate change science from manufactured doubt. She is fascinated by the intersection of law and story and focuses her research on how law can tell better stories in the pursuit of environmental and social justice. She holds a B.A. from Rice University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. She is a founding member and the Student Director of the UBC Climate Hub.

While at law school Grace co-authored a comprehensive policy report on reducing food waste from food date labels produced in partnership between the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Grace was named to Business Insider's list, The 21 Most Impressive Students at Harvard Law School Right Now. After graduating from Harvard cum laude, Grace completed a Fulbright fellowship in Victoria, Canada. She studied government review of major natural resource development projects and published a paper on implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada through Indigenous legal traditions. After completing an LL.M at UBC, Grace drew from her LL.M research to publish an article analyzing how climate advocates can construct their litigation in light of insights from psychological and framing theories to most effectively advance the climate movement. Grace has written and published three novels in a hopeful climate fantasy series, the Ava of the Gaia trilogy. She also created and hosts Planet Potluck, a podcast exploring stories of hope, joy, and community in the climate movement