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Elizabeth Donger

Affiliate, Global Justice Clinic


Elizabeth Donger is a lawyer and researcher focusing on the unequal impacts of climate change. Her writing examines issues from climate litigation to climate migration policy, refugee access to education, digital identity programs and social welfare, child trafficking, and business and human rights. Her publications have appeared in Transnational Environmental Law, Anti-Trafficking Review, the Journal of Information Technology for Development and Cambridge University Press, among other places.


Elizabeth’s professional background is in non-profit advocacy, academia and law. She spent several years at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, leading advocacy focused research in Latin America and South Asia. She has worked for several nonprofits on climate change, land rights advocacy, and displacement, among them Our Children’s Trust, Namati and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She also has experience in the private sector, previously at a firm specialized in bringing Title IX sex discrimination suits, and currently at an international law firm focusing on arbitration and corporate sustainability.


As a student at NYU Law, Elizabeth was a member of the founding Caribbean Climate Justice Initiative team at GJC; a research assistant for the Climate Litigation Accelerator (CLX); and Teaching Assistant in International Law. She also holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.