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Environmental Law and Policy Review Annual Conference

When:

April 10, 2009

Where:

Washington, DC

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and Vanderbilt University Law School are convening a special conference on innovative ideas from the academic literature on climate change law and policy.

The articles and comments discussed at the conference will be published this summer in the Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review (ELPAR), a joint publication of ELI and Vanderbilt University Law School. ELPAR presents and discusses the best ideas on environmental law and policy from the academic literature each year.

The conference will highlight three articles that address various aspects of climate change law and policy. These include: the appropriate roles of local, state, and federal governments, the use of the Endangered Species Act, and the design of a federal cap and trade system.

The participants will include Richard E. Ayres, Founder, Ayres Law Group; Donald C. Baur, Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, Perkins Coie, LLP; Robert D. Brenner, Director, Office of Policy Analysis and Review, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA; Dr. John C. Dernbach, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Law School; Michael B. Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Climate Change Law; Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP; Gary S. Guzy, General Counsel, APX; Wm. Robert Irvin, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Defenders of Wildlife; Raymond B. Ludwiszewski, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Kathleen A. McGinty, Founding Partner, Peregrine Technology Partners, LLC and former Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality; Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP and Adjunct Law Professor at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law; Thomas D. Peterson, President and CEO of the Center for Climate Change Strategies and Adjunct Law Professor at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law; Dr. J.B. Ruhl, Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property, Florida State University College of Law; Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress; and Anna M. Wood, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Air & Radiation, U.S. EPA.

For more information visit the Conference Home Page.

Download the Conference Agenda.

Download the Conference Brochure.