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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Environmental Law Under Trump - Spring Symposium

Date: 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT April 6 Location: McCarty Classroom Complex, Classroom 2

McCarty Classroom Complex, Classroom 2

President Trump is reshaping environmental law and policy. From withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, to threats to reverse the national monument status for certain public lands,Trump’s presidency foreshadows drastic changes in the role of the federal government in addressing pressing environmental challenges.The 2018 environmental law symposium at Lewis & Clark Law School will address some of the legal issues at stake in a Trump presidency and administration. We will request 6 general CLE credits from the Oregon State Bar.

Detailed agenda here.


Topics, Speakers and Authors will include:

Bio Diversity: 

Prof. Dan Rohlf - Lewis & Clark Law School

Prof. Dave Owen - U.C. Hastings College of Law

Article: “Conservative Animosity toward Compensatory Mitigation”

Prof. Kalyani Robbins - Florida International University College of Law

Article: “Complementary Authority and the One-Way Ratchet: Ecosystem Services Property, Regulation, and Wildlife Conservation”

Public Lands:

Prof. Michael Blumm - Lewis & Clark Law School

Article: “The Trump Public Lands Revolution: Redefining “the Public’ in Public Land Law”

Prof. Sandra Zellmer - Nebraska College of Law

Article: Wildlife Federalism on Public Lands”

Laurie Rule - Senior Attorney, Advocates for the West

Janice Schneider - Partner, Latham & Watkins

Water Quality:

Prof. Pat Parenteau - Vermont Law School

Article “The Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rule”

Clinical Professor Allison LaPlante, Co-Director, Earthrise Law Center, Lewis & Clark Law School

Prof. Craig Johnston - Lewis & Clark Law School

Article: “States’ Roles in Federal De-Regulation”

Climate and Air:

Prof. Melissa Powers - Lewis & Clark Law School

Prof. Chris Wold - Lewis & Clark Law School

Prof. Ann Carlson - UCLA School of Law

Prof. Michael Gerrard - Columbia Law School

 ** For a running list of how President Trump is changing U.S. environmental policy click here.

More information about the program schedule click HERE.

Event Cost

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