2014-2015 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

Washington, DC Conference


WHEN: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EST, April 10, 2015

WHERE: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC (2168 Rayburn House Office Building)

Featured Articles:

The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination: A Regulatory Strategy

  • Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

  • David M. Schizer, Dean Emeritus and the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics, Columbia Law School
  • Commenters:
    • Bradley M. Campbell, President, Bradley M. Campbell LLC
    • Susan Packard LeGros, President and Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Shale Development
    • Peter Robertson, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, The Pebble Partnership

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


A Market Approach to Regulating the Energy Revolution: Assurance Bonds, Insurance, and the Certain and the Uncertain Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

  • David A. Dana, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
    • View PowerPoint presentation here.
  • Hannah J. Wiseman, Attorneys’ Title Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Commenters:
    • Leslie Carothers, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
      • View PowerPoint presentation here.
    • W. Blaine Early III, Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC
    • Thomas J. FitzGerald, Founder & Director, Kentucky Resources Council

Listen to the audio recording of Panel 2.


Private Control over Access to Public Law: The Perplexing Federal Regulatory Use of Private Standards

  • Nina Mendelson, Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School
    • View video presentation here.
  • Commenters:
    • Emily Bremer, Senior Attorney and Research Coordinator, Administrative Conference of the United States
    • Lois Schiffer, General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Listen to the audio recording of Panel 3.


The Military-Environmental Complex

  • Sarah E. Light, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Commenters:
    • Sharon Burke, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
    • John Dukes, Executive Director of Sales: Federal & Public Sector, Constellation Energy
    • Amanda Simpson, Executive Director, U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

Listen to the audio recording of Panel 4.


Photos from the conference can be viewed here.


Vanderbilt University Law School Conference

WHEN: March 9, 2015, 12:00 pm CST

WHERE: Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN

Featured Article:

Public Utility and the Low-Carbon Future

  • William Boyd, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Commenters:
    • Amanda Garcia, Staff Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
    • Suedeen G. Kelly, Chair of Energy Regulatory, Markets & Enforcement Practice, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    • Jim Rossi, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School


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