Virtual Guest Speakers

March 23:

Sustainable Commerce

Professor Peter Appel, University of Georgia
Dr. T. Rick Irvin, President, Registry Consultants

Virtual Lecture
Discussion List   (Professor Appel and Dr. Irvin will join the discussion list from March 23-27)


Peter Appel:  Peter Appel joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 1997.  He holds his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University.  Before coming to UGA, Appel clerked for Chief Judge Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and served for over six years in the US Department of Justice.  Professor Appel’s scholarship focuses on the three principal areas: 1)  the law of sustainable commerce; 2) empirical research into wilderness policy and judicial treatment of wilderness decisions, and 3) the intersection of environmental and natural resources law and other areas of law such as civil procedure and constitutional law, as well as doctrinal developments in these areas.  Appel has also published in such far-ranging fields as Roman law and traditional rules of the law of private property.  Professor Appel has been a frequent presenter to several federal agencies, including the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center in Missoula, Montana and as an instructor for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.  At UGA Professor Appel has taught Property, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Animal Law.  For a listing of his recent scholarship, click here.

Dr. T. Rick Irvin:  Dr. T. Rick Irvin, Ph.D., J.D. is President/Managing Principal of Registry Consultants, an  environmental, toxicology, and regulatory consultancy.  Dr. Irvin also serves as Adjunct Professor in  the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and as Adjunct Professor in the UGA Interdisciplinary Program in Toxicology.  Dr. Irvin received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology from  the University of Georgia, a Ph.D.  in Toxicology from MIT and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.   Dr. Irvin served on the Texas A&M University faculty from 1982 – 1990 as a tenured  member of the Departments of Veterinary Anatomy and Chemical Engineering.  From 1990 – 1995, he served on the Louisiana State University faculty as a tenured member of the LSU  Institute for Environmental Studies.  He is the author of academic, industry, and government  publications including serving as coauthor of the environmental text  Emergency Response and  Hazardous Chemical Management: Principles and Practices (St. Lucie Press).   As President /Managing Principal of Registry Consultants since 1995, Dr. Irvin has advised  US and international corporations on the  integration of environmental and quality management practices into corporate environmental performance and compliance programs. He has also  served as an expert witness in environmental toxicology and environmental management cases  before federal and state courts throughout the United States for over 25 years.

Virtual Lecture

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