March 10, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Co-sponsored by ELI and others, the Environmental and Energy Society of Tulane University Law School proudly hosted the 22nd annual Summit to bring together professionals and the public on current and pressing environmental and legal policy issues. This year, the conference included 20 panels on a wide range of environmental issues with nearly 70 speakers and moderators participating in the event. Our local, national, and international speakers represented strong voices from business, legal, and scientific backgrounds. The aim was to include many different voices of the community to participate in a thoughtful discussion about what the current environmental issues are and how they should best be addressed. In past years, the Summit has won the American Bar Association’s award for the Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year.

In addition to keynote addresses, the event's panels included:

  • Mindfulness and Professionalism
  • Recent Developments in Legal Ethics
  • The Role of Electronic Discovery in Environmental Investigations and Litigation
  • Sustainable Seafood
  • The Future of Nuclear Energy
  • Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico: Federal vs. State Management
  • Climate Justice, A World Without Winners and Losers
  • The Marine Environment and the South China Sea Arbitration
  • According Nature Itself Rights
  • Geo-Engineering as a Solution to Climate Change
  • Illegal Wildlife Trade and CITES
  • Drone Technology and Conservation
  • What Do We Do About Drinking Water?
  • Where There's Muck There's Brass
  • Greening of Louisiana Communities
  • Shark Management and Law
  • Environmental Justice: What Happened to Title VI?
  • A Revolution in Property Rights: The Strange History of the Subsequent Purchaser Doctrine after Eagle Pipe
  • Totally Buggin' Out
  • Environmental Journalism Trumped?
  • The Legality of Orcas in Human Care
  • Permitting Disaster: Baton Rouge Areas Floods of 2016