Reminder: Save the Date--Feb 26--Environmental Protection in the Balance: Citizens, Courts, and the Constitution

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February 26, 2010

Today, the most important environmental law and policy disputes are shaped in the crucible of constitutional law. This symposium will convene an impressive range of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore topics at the confluence of constitutional and environmental law. Expert panels will analyze and discuss current trends in the federal courts that affect the future of environmental protection. Key constitutional, “federalism,” and related structural issues to be covered.

Keynote Presentations by: Professor Richard J. Lazarus, Georgetown University Law Center; Honorable Peter W. Hall, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Introductory and Closing Remarks from: J. Peter Byrne, Georgetown University Law Center; Leslie Carothers, President, Environmental Law Institute; Richard Frank, Berkeley Law School


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Opening Keynote Presentation - Professor Richard Lazarus

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Panel #1: Citizen Standing/Access to Courts Moderator Holly D. Doremus Berkeley Law School Panelists Bradford C. Mank University of Cincinnati College of Law David Bookbinder Senior Attorney, Chief Climate Counsel, Sierra Club Honorable Edwin S. Kneedler Deputy U.S. Solicitor General

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Panel #2: Scope of Congressional Authority to Protect the Environment Moderator Bruce Myers Senior Attorney Environmental Law Institute Panelists William W. Buzbee Emory Law School Wm. Robert Irvin Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs Defenders of Wildlife Ryan C. Seiger Staff Director and Senior Counsel House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Keynote Presentation - Honorable Peter W. Hall

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Panel #3: Constitutional Status of State/Regional Climate Initiatives Moderator Vicki Arroyo Georgetown University Law Center Panelists Ray Ludwiszewski Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Douglas T. Kendall President, Constitutional Accountability Center Kenneth P. Alex Office of the Attorney General, State of California

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Panel #4: New & Emerging Constitutional Theories & the Future of Environmental Protection Moderator James R. May Widener Law School Panelists Daniel A. Farber Berkeley Law School Douglas Kysar Yale Law School Jody Freeman Harvard Law School (on leave) Current White House Counselor for Energy and Climate Change

5:30 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn to Cocktail Reception

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