2017-2018 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

Washington, DC, Conference

Environmental Law Institute
Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT

Full Agenda




Featured Articles:


Preventing Industrial Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Call for Financial Assurance Mandates

  • Zachary C.M. Arnold (author)
  • Rachel Cleetus, Ph.D., Policy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Rosalie L. Donlon, Managing Editor, National Underwriter Property & Casualty Magazine and PropertyCasualty360.com
  • Catherine McCall, Director, Coastal & Marine Assessment Division, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Liz Williams Russell, Coastal Community Resilience Director, Foundation for Louisiana


Visual Rulemaking

  • Kathryn A. Watts (co-author), Jack R. MacDonald Endowed Chair and Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Julia Anastasio, Executive Director & General Counsel, Association of Clean Water Administrators
  • Roger Martella, General Counsel for Environment, Health, and Safety, General Electric
  • Martha Roberts, Senior Attorney, U.S. Climate Legal and Regulatory Program, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Carol Ann Siciliano, Associate General Counsel of the Cross-Cutting Issues Law Office, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good Through Collective Impact Agreements, presented by author Patience Crowder (University of Denver Sturm College of Law)

  • Patience A. Crowder (author), Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Ann E. Condon, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
  • John R. Ehrmann, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Meridian Institute
  • Kristin A. Pauly, Managing Director, Prince Charitable Trusts (1999-2015) and Co-Founder, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network
  • Matthew Wagner, Manager, Renewable Energy Development, DTE Energy


Interactive Webinar

Monday, April 9, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT



Featured Article:

Managing the Future of the Electricity Grid: Distributed Generation and Net Metering

  • Burcin Unel, Ph.D, (co-author), Energy Policy Director, The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, Co-Author
  • Ellen Anderson, former Chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • Adam Benshoff, Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute
  • Bradley Campbell, President, Conservation Law Foundation


Nashville, TN, Conference

Vanderbilt University Law School
Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT


The conference took place on March 12, 2018, from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, at Vanderbilt University Law School.Click here to learn more.


Featured Article:

Relative Administrability, Conservatives, and Environmental Regulatory Reform

  • Blake Hudson (author), Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Michael Butler, CEO, Tennessee Wildlife Federation
  • Bob Martineau, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Greer Tidwell, Director of Environmental Management, Bridgestone Americas



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