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Environmental Protection in the Balance: Citizens, Courts, and the Constitution

February 26, 2010

Co-sponsored by:
The Environmental Law Institute,
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at UC Berkeley Law School, and
Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program

Today, the most important environmental law and policy disputes are shaped in the crucible of constitutional law. This symposium convened an impressive range of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore topics at the confluence of constitutional and environmental law. Expert panels analyzed and discussed current trends in the federal courts that affect the future of environmental protection.

With Keynote Presentations by:

Professor Richard J. Lazarus
Georgetown University Law Center

Honorable Peter W. Hall
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Downloads:

Event brochure and full schedule

Conference Materials

mp3 Recordings:
Introduction and Opening Keynote Address by Prof. Richard Lazarus

Panel #1: Citizen Standing/Access to Courts
Holly D. Doremus, (Moderator) Berkeley Law School
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

Panel #2: Scope of Congressional Authority to Protect the Environment
Bruce Myers, (Moderator) Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
William W. Buzbee, Emory Law School
Wm. Robert Irvin, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Defenders of Wildlife
Michael W. Evans, K&L Gates LLP

Keynote Address - Hon. Peter W. Hall, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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

Panel #4: New & Emerging Constitutional Theories & the Future of Environmental Protection
James R. May, (Moderator) Widener Law School
Daniel A. Farber, Berkeley Law School
Douglas Kysar, Yale Law School
Robert L. Glicksman, The George Washington University Law School