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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Higgins Visitor lecture: “Warranted But Precluded: The State of U.S. Environmental Law”

Date: 5:30pm PDT March 12, 2013 Location: Legal Research Center

Legal Research Center

Higgins Visitor, Professor William Rodgers of the University of Washington law school, will be in residence at Lewis and Clark law school from March 4- 14, 2013. Professor Rodgers, the Stimson Bullitt Endowed Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Washington, will give a public lecture on March 12th at 5:30 pm at the Lewis and Clark law school entitled: “Warranted But Precluded:  The State of U.S. Environmental Law.” 

Professor Rodgers is considered a founder of environmental law and is deeply respected as one of the nation’s foremost experts in the field. Professor Rodgers began teaching at the UW School of Law in 1967, spent seven years at Georgetown University Law School, and returned to the UW in 1979. Professor Rodgers specializes in natural resource law and is recognized as a founder of environmental law. He teaches Environmental Law, and Oceans and Coastal Law.  Professor Rodgers is actively involved in the Environmental Law and Litigation course, as well as the Berman Environmental Law Clinic. He produced the first volume of his two-volume treatise entitled Environmental Law in Indian Country (Thomson West 2005) and co-authored the recently published The Si’lailo Way: Indians, Salmon and Law on the Columbia River (Carolina Academic Press 2006). He has been actively involved in the Exxon Valdez “reopener,” including publishing The Exxon Valdez Reopener: Natural Resource Damage Settlements, and Roads Not Taken, in the Alaska Law Review.

There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.

The Higgins Distinguished Visitor is endowed by a grant from the Lorene Sails Higgins Charitable Trust. The program was designed to provide an opportunity for Lewis & Clark faculty and students and the Portland community to learn from and interact with leading legal scholars from around the world.