2010-2011 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

This year, we held two conferences that took place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, TN.

Washington, DC Conference


WHEN: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, April 15, 2011

WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385 (SR-385), Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Featured Articles:

Sea Walls Are Not Enough: Climate Change and U.S. Interests

  • Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law, Harvard University
  • Andrew T. Guzman, Professor of Law, Berkeley School of Law
  • Commenters:
    • Jeffrey Hopkins, Economic and Environmental Policy Adviser, Rio Tinto
    • Daniel Lashof, Director, Climate Center, Natural Resources Defense Council
    • Richard D. Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Play audio Listen to the audio recording of the Introduction and Panel 1

Administrative Law, Filter Failure, and Information Capture

  • Wendy E. Wagner, Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor, University of Texas School of Law
  • Commenters:
    • Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
    • Thomas Milch, Chair, Arnold & Porter, LLP

Play audio Listen to the audio recording of Panel 2

Environmental Enforcement in Dire Straits: ‘There is No Protection for Nothing and No Data For Free’

  • Victor B. Flatt, Thomas F. and Elizabeth Taft Distinguished Professor in Environmental Law and Director of the Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources (CLEAR), University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Paul M. Collins, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas
  • Commenters:
    • John Cruden, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice
    • Eric Schaeffer, Director, Environmental Integrity Project
    • LaJuana Wilcher, Partner, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP

Play audio Listen to the audio recording of Panel 3


Vanderbilt University Law School Conference


WHEN: March 30, 2011, 12:00 pm CST

WHERE: Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN

Featured Article:

Enabling Investment in Environmental Sustainability

  • Heather Hughes, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Commenter:
    • Andrew Kaufman, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    • Andy Mims

For more information on previous conferences, please see our Conferences page.