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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law



Environmental Law Under Trump

                                      April 6, 2018 at Lewis & Clark Law School

McCarty Classroom 2

                                 We will request 6 general CLE credits from the Oregon State Bar.


                                                             Program Schedule

8 am - 8:30 am Registration and light breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks, Dean Jennifer JohnsonDean and Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law

8:45 am - 10:15 am Panel 1: Biodiversity – Moderated by Daniel Rohlf, Professor of Law, & Of Counsel, Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Dan Rohlf

Prof. Rohlf - presentation slides

Professor Dave Owen, UC Hastings College of Law:

Conservative Animosity towards Compensatory Mitigation (DRAFT - will be published in Environmental Law; do not cite)

Prof. Owen - presentation slides

Professor Kalyani Robbins, Florida International University College of Law:

Complementary Authority and the One-Way Ratchet: Ecosystem Services Property, Regulation, and Wildlife Conservation (DRAFT - will be published in Environmental Law; do not cite)

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

10:30 am  - 12:00 pm    Panel 2: Public Lands – Moderated by Michael Blumm, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Michael Blumm:

The Trump Public Lands Revolution: Redefining “ ‘The Public’ in Public Land Law” (DRAFT - will be published in Environmental Law)

Prof. Blumm - presentation slides

Professor Sandra Zellmer, Nebraska College of Law

Prof. Zellmer - presentation slides

Laurie Rule, Senior Attorney, Advocates for the West

Laurie Rule - presentation slides

Janice Schneider, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Janice Schneider - presentation slides

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Panel 3: Pollution – Moderated by Craig Johnston, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Pat Parenteau, Vermont Law School

The Clean Water Rule: Not Dead Yet (DRAFT - will be published in Environmental Law; do not cite)

Clinical Professor Allison LaPlante, Co-Director, Earthrise Law Center, Lewis & Clark Law School (Pruitt Memo)

Professor Craig Johnston:

States’ Roles in Federal De-Regulation

Prof. Johnston - presentation slides

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Break

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm    Panel 4: Climate and Air - Moderated by Chris Wold, Professor of Law and Director, International Environmental Law Project, Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Melissa Powers, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law, & Director, Green Energy Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School

Prof. Powers - presentation slides

Professor Ann Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA  

Prof. Carlson - presentation slides

Professor Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School

4:45 pm - 5: 00 pm - Closing Remarks

5:00 pm Reception in Wood Hall Foyer

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