November 30, 2023

Standing Up for Science: CSLDF at the 2023 AGU Fall Meeting

Posted by Caitlin Bergstrom

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) and AGU work together to help scientists understand their legal rights and responsibilities—knowledge that’s an essential part of every researcher’s professional development.


This year, we’re offering several exciting events at AGU’s 2023 Fall Meeting. Whether you’re already involved in scientific and political activism, have questions related to your scientific field or legal rights, or are simply curious about how scientists can get proactively engaged in the upcoming elections, we encourage you to participate in these events and increase your legal knowledge.


Free Legal Advice for Scientists


CSLDF attorneys are providing free, private, confidential legal consultations to scientists from all disciplines who have legal questions or concerns related to their work; these will be held over Zoom or on the phone. Use this link or email [email protected] to make a 30 minute appointment.



Getting Involved in the 2024 U.S. Election, Town Hall, Monday, 11 Dec from 4:00pm-5:30pm PT


In this session, CSLDF lawyers will discuss various ways that scientists can apply their expertise towards the policy and lawmaking processes at a crucial time. CSLDF attorneys will describe best practices for scientists interested in campaigning for science-forward candidates of their choice, as well as how to engage with Congress on important legislative matters. CSLDF attorneys will also cover general First Amendment rights as they pertain to scientists and researchers, and explain how scientists can be most effective in their advocacy efforts overall.


AGU science policy staff will discuss ways to proactively engage in U.S. elections, how to ensure that science is a topic that candidates discuss publicly, and tools you can use for election research, learning, and involvement. Whether you have a little time and general interest, or you want to get deeply involved and ensure that science is an important part of the 2024 U.S. election process, you will learn useful tips to engage.



Learn More About CSLDF


CSLDF protects the scientific endeavor by providing free legal aid and educational resources to scientists. Visit and follow @ClimSciDefense on Twitter to find out how you can help us defend academic freedom and scientific integrity.