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February 9th, 2017

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January 30th, 2017

  • Image preview 12:10pm - 1:10pm: 2016-2017 International Law Distinguished Visitor Lecture: “The Implications of Human Rights Law for Addressing Climate Change”

    Prof. John H. Knox of Wake Forest University School of Law will speak on the intersection of human rights and climate change at Lewis & Clark Law School. Climate change has been called the greatest threat to human rights in the twenty-first century.  The rapidly warming climate is already contributing to floods in India, droughts in southern Africa, and typhoons in the Philippines, and is threatening to displace communities from the Arctic to the South Pacific. How can a human rights perspective help to combat its worst effects?  The title of his talk is “The Implications of Human Rights Law for Addressing Climate Change.”

January 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview 5:30pm: 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: “This Land is Whose Land?” by Marcilynn Burke
    Marcilynn Burke, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Houston Professor Burke’s expertise is in environmental, natural resources, land use, and property law. She has served at the U.S Department of the Interior and as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management helping develop federal land use, resource management, and regulatory oversight policies.

November 15th, 2016

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons: James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center

    Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons will present the 2016 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. Mr. Fitzsimons is a natural resources, oil and gas and water law attorney and third-generation South Texas rancher. Mr. Fitzsimons is a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of Texas School of Law. He practices with the law firm of Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC, in San Antonio, Texas.

October 19th, 2016

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Prof. Dan Esty, Distinguished Natural Resources Law Visitor, to give public lecture October 19

    On October 18 and 19, we will welcome Yale Law Professor Dan Esty as our annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Esty will sit in on classes, lead our LLM seminar, meet with students, and deliver a lecture the evening of October 19 at the law school titled: “From 20th Century Environmental Protection to 21st Century Sustainability: Evolving Law and Policy.” 

October 7th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Innovating Corporate Social Responsibility: From the Local to the Global
    This forum will explore the latest legal and contractual innovations for promoting corporate social responsibility, from cutting-edge company and community practices to new or emerging laws and standards.  Leading scholars, practitioners, and in-house counsel will consider new contractual devices for achieving labor and environmental standards in global supply chains; local fracking ordinances, Good Neighbor Agreements, and other ways that local communities are influencing corporate behavior; newly-imposed obligations for companies to disclose environmental and social risks; and international treaties and standards that are increasingly shaping domestic laws and corporate policies.

April 8th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Environmental Law Symposium: Waters of the United States

    This one day environmental law symposium will bring together legal scholars, practitioners, and students to discuss and analyze new rules for jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Academic papers will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal.

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March 2nd, 2016

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Kevin Minoli (’00), Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. EPA, presentation
    Kevin S. Minoli (’00) is the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). In that role, he serves as the agency’s top career attorney, and has the responsibility for managing the operations of the Office of General Counsel (OGC). Kevin will speak on “Texts, Spies, and Lack of Surveillance Tape: The Work I Do Every Day to Protect the Environment” on March 2nd,  in Wood Hall Classroom 8, starting at 12:10 pm.

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