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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law


    Festschrift in Honor of Professor William Funk

                     April 5, 2019 at Lewis & Clark Law School (Wood Hall Room 7)
                                                              Professor Funk


Eventbrite - Festschrift in Honor of Professor William Funk of Lewis & Clark Law School

8:30 am - 9 am  Registration (coffee, tea, and muffins)
9 am - 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks, Jennifer Johnson, Dean and Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law


9:15- 9:30 am Introduction of Speakers and Topics, Michael Burleson, Symposium Editor, Environmental Law


9:30 am - 9:45 am Overview of Professor Funk’s Scholarship: Michael Blumm: Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School


9:45 am- 10 am - BREAK
10 am - 11:45 am Panel 1: Administrative Law

Moderator: Chris Wold, Professor of Law and Director, International Environmental Law Project

Sidney Shapiro: Frank U. Fletcher Chair of Administrative Law at Wake Forest University School of Law Law, Expertise, & Rule making Legitimacy (Paper HERE)

Melissa Powers: Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law; Director, Green Energy Institute Competitive Transmission Development and the Courts

Peter Strauss: Betts Professor Emeritus of Law at Columbia Law School Domesticating Guidance (Paper HERE)


11:45 am - 1 pm LUNCH in Legal Resource Center
1 pm - 2:45 pm Panel 2: Environmental Law 

Moderator: Dan Rohlf, Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School

Craig Johnston: Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School Securing Compliance: Equitable Relief in the Face of Violations of Substantive Environmental Standards

Victor Flatt: Dwight Olds Chair in Law and Co-Director of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) Center at University of Houston Law Center Efficiency arguments support climate change nuisance suits (Paper HERE)

Robin Craig: James I. Farr Presidential Endowed Professor of Law at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Constitutional Environmental Law, or, The Constitutional Consequences of Insisting that the Environment is Everybody’s Business (Paper HERE)


 2:45 pm - 3 pm BREAK
3 pm - 4:45 pm Panel 3: Constitutional Law

Moderator and speaker, James Huffman: Emeritus Dean and Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School Courts, Bureaucrats, and the Leviathan State: A Reply to Professor Funk (35 years later) (Paper HERE)

William Araiza: Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School Bill Funk’s Constitutional Law Scholarship

Russell Weaver: Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar at Brandeis School of Law Social Media Platforms and Democratic Discourses


4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Closing Remarks - William Funk: Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus (Paper HERE)


5:15 pm - 6 pm Reception for all participants


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