Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law
Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Program, presents its 2023 symposium: Protecting Biodiversity
Recordings now available.
Protecting Biodiversity: Five decades of progress but an uncertain future
April 7th, 2023 | 7:45am-5:00pm
Oregon State Bar MCLE Credits: 7 General CLE Credits will be requested
Thank you to those who were able to attend the 2023 Environmental Law Symposium: Protecting Biodiversity. If you were unable to attend the full conference in-person, you may access eash session’s recording below.
A general schedule of the event has been provided below for those who may need to reference it for MCLE credit. Speaker bios have been linked through their names and titles on the schedule and any available course materials pertaining to each talk has been linked below the title of the talk and their respective speakers in each panel.
All questions can be emailed to the Environmental, Natural Resource, and Energy Law Program Coordinator, Sam Stockdale, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome | Keynote Speaker | Panel 1: The ESA Turns 50: Are We There Yet?
Panel 2: Protecting the “Blue Planet”: Five Decades of Marine Conservation
Reading materials: Marine Biodiversity: Challenges, Trends, and a New Treaty (draft - do not cite; will be published in Environmental Law)
Panel 3: Biodiversity Beyond Borders
Panel 4 (Q&A): The Next Five Decades: Conserving biodiversity on a changing planet
Schedule of Events
7:45am | Continental Breakfast and Conference Check-In
8:15am | Introduction
8:30am | Keynote
The Wild American Dream: The Endangered Species Act at 50
9:15am | Panel 1 - The ESA turns 50: Are We There Yet?
The ESA at a Crossroads: Giving the Poodle More Bite
The Evolution of the ESA
ESA in the Courts: Past, Present and Future
15 MINUTE BREAK AT 10:45AM PRIOR TO THE START OF PANEL 2
11:00am | Panel 2 - Protecting the “Blue Planet”: Five Decades of Marine Conservation
Moderator: Professor Chris Wold, Lewis & Clark Law
Global Science and Stewardship of Cetaceans at IWC: 77 Years of Evolution
Marine Biodiversity: Trends, Targets, and the BBNJ
Tackling Ocean Plastic Pollution At Its Source: California, Extended Producer Responsibility, and Where We Go From Here
12:30pm | Lunch
Lunch will be catered in the Student Lounge of the Legal Research Center on campus.
1:30pm | Panel 3 - Biodiversity Beyond Borders
Moderator and Panelist: Professor Chris Wold, Lewis & Clark Law
Challenging States that issue Flags of Convenience under the UNCLOS Compulsory Dispute Settlement Rules
The Conservation Impacts of Biosynthetic and Captive-Bred Wildlife Products
How Wildlife Exploitation is Fueling Biodiversity Loss and Risking Future Pandemics
15 MINUTE BREAK AT 3:00PM PRIOR TO THE START OF PANEL 4
3:15pm | Panel 4 (Q&A) - The Next Five Decades: Conserving biodiversity on a changing planet
Moderator: Professor Dan Rohlf, Lewis & Clark Law
5:00pm | Reception
Location and Parking Information
The 2023 Environmental Law Symposium will be held on the Law School campus, with panels held in Classroom 1 and 2 of the McCarty Classroom Complex. Signage will be placed on campus to guide you during the event between sign-in, panels, and meals.
Parking permits are required on campus until 7:00pm and can be purchased ahead of time online. Due to its proximity to the law school, we suggest parking in the Upper Griswold or Lower Griswold parking lot.
For those unfamiliar with the campus, you can access a full campus map here.