2018-2019 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

Washington, DC, Conference

Environmental Law Institute
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM EDT

 Full Agenda




Featured Articles:

Federal Lands and Fossil Fuels: Maximizing Social Welfare in Federal Energy Leasing

  • Jayni Foley Hein (author), Natural Resources Director, Institute for Policy Integrity, Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Tommy Beaudreau, Partner, Environment, Land, and Resources Department, Latham & Watkins
  • Rebecca Fischer, Climate and Energy Program Attorney, and Daniel Timmons, Staff Attorney, Wild Earth Guardians

The Attack on American Cities

  • Richard C. Schragger (author), Perre Bowen Professor of Law, Joseph C. Carter, Jr. Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Gus Bauman, Of Counsel, Land Use and Environment, Beveridge & Diamond
  • Kim Haddow, Director, Local Solutions Support Center, Rockefeller Family Fund
  • Lewis Rosman, Senior Attorney, City of Philadelphia Law Department

Free Trade, Fair Trade, and Selective Enforcement

  • Timothy Meyer (author), FedEx Research Professor & Director of International Legal Studies Program, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Jay Campbell, Partner, White & Case
  • Sharon Treat, Senior Attorney, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • Steve Wolfson, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Interactive Webinar

Monday, April 8, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Materials and speaker powerpoints available here



Featured Article:

Managing the Future of the Electricity Grid: Energy Storage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Burcin Unel, Ph.D, Energy Policy Director, The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, Co-Author
  • Daniel Adamson, Attorney/Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • John Fernandes, Senior Consultant, Customized Energy Solutions
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association
  • Ryan Trahan, Law Offices of Ryan Trahan


Nashville, TN, Conference

Vanderbilt University Law School
Monday, March 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT


Conference Recording Available HERE

The conference took place on March 25, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, at Vanderbilt University Law School. Click here to learn more.


Featured Article:

Green Ethics for Judges

  • Tom Lininger (author), Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Lucian T. Pera, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP, and Immediate Past Chair, Coordinating Council, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Amanda Garcia, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Jay Pendergrass, Vice President of Programs and Publications, Environmental Law Institute



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