2015-2016 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

Washington, DC Conference


WHEN: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm EST, April 1, 2016

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

Featured Articles:

The Permit Power Revisited: The Theory and Practice of Regulatory Permits in the Administrative State

  • J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School (co-author with Eric Biber, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley)
  • Commenters:
    • D. Randall Benn, Member, and Brent Fewell, Member, Earth & Water Group
    • Bill Sapp, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
    • Ethan Shenkman, Deputy General Counsel, and Aditi Prabhu, Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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


Rethinking Health-Based Environmental Standards

  • Michael A. Livermore, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, and Richard L. Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Commenters:
    • Robert Martineau, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
    • Sally Katzen, Senior Adviser, Podesta Group
    • Gary S. Guzy, Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

Listen to the audio recording of Panel 2.


Non-Transmission Alternatives

  • Shelley Welton, Ph.D. Law Candidate, Yale Law School
  • Commenters:
    • Randolph Elliott, Senior Regulatory Counsel, American Public Power Association
    • Michael Panfil, Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund (via video)
    • Michael J. Gergen, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Listen to the audio recording of Panel 3.


Vanderbilt University Law School Conference

WHEN: March 29, 2016, 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST

Featured Article:

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device

  • Matthew Wansley, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School
  • Commenters:
    • W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, Vanderbilt University Law School
    • Kevin M. Stack, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School


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