2007-2008 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

April 11, 2008
9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


2105 Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill
Washington, DC

  • Christopher A. Bowles, Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law and Policy
    Annual Review
  • Linda K. Breggin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
  • Scott E. Schang, Vice President, Publications and Associates, Environmental
    Law Institute
  • Michael P. Vandenbergh, Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School


A Framework Convention for Nanotechnology?
  • Kenneth W. Abbott, Professor of Law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Arizona State University (co-author with Gary E. Marchant and Douglas J. Sylvester, Professors of Law and Faculty Fellows at Arizona State University)

  • Commenters:
    • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
    • Dr. Brent Blackwelder, President, Friends of the Earth
    • David W. Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    • Student moderator: T. Nikki Powell


Trading Species: A New Direction for Habitat Trading Program
  • Jonathan R. Nash, Robert C. Cudd Professor of Law, Tulane University School of Law, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

  • Commenters:
    • Virginia S. Albrecht, Partner, Hunton & Williams
    • Michael J. Bean, Wildlife Program Chairman, Environmental Defense

    • Student moderator: Bailey Spaulding


Brown Bag Lunch/Welcome by Leslie A. Carothers, President, Environmental Law Institute


Of Montreal and Kyoto: A Tale of Two Protocols
  • Cass R. Sunstein, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, Law School and Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

  • Commenters:
    • Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Head of Environmental Strategy Section, Bracewell & Giuliani; Former Assistant Administrator for Air, US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Daniel B. Magraw, President, Center for International Environmental Law; Former Director of the International Environmental Law Office, US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Peter R. Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office, and Terry Dinan, Senior Advisor for Climate Policy, Congressional Budget Office (co-authors)

    • Student Moderator: Christopher A. Bowles


In Defense of Regulatory Peer Review
  • John B. Ruhl, Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property, Florida State University College of Law (via telephone) (co-author with James Salzman, Professor, Duke University Law School and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences)

  • Commenters:
    • Richard E. Melberth, Director, Regulatory Policy, OMB Watch (co-author with Gary D. Bass, Executive Director, OMB Watch)
    • Brian F. Mannix, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation, US Environmental Protection Agency

    • Student Moderator: Kevin Potere


Western Growth and Sustainable Water Use: If There are No Natural Limits, Should We Worry About Water Supplies?
  • A. Daniel Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Environmental and Energy Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (co-author with Sarah Bates, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Research Institute at the University of Montana; Deputy Director for Policy and Outreach, Western Progress)

  • Commenters:
    • Thomas J. Graff, Senior Counsel, Environmental Defense, and Jennifer Pitt, Senior Research Analyst, Environmental Defense (co-authors)
    • Roger Gorke, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Water (for Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water, US Environmental Protection Agency)
    • David J. Hayes, Global Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department, Latham & Watkins; Former Deputy Secretary, US Department of the Interior

    • Student Moderator: Russell N. Frake


Basic Compensation for Victims of Climate Change
  • Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

  • Commenters:
    • Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001; Managing Partner & Founder, The Feinberg Group, LLP
    • William E. Dornbos, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (co-author with Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Counsel)
    • Raymond B. Ludwiszewski, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP; Former General Counsel, US Environmental Protection Agency (co-author with Charles H. Haake, Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP)

    • Student Moderator: Andrew C. Proyect


Closing Remarks
  • Michael P. Vandenbergh, Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School