Virtual Guest Speakers

March 2:

The Lake, the Trust, and the Map: Can Environmental Law Achieve Environmental Conservation?
Professor Craig (Tony) Arnold, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

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Professor Tony Arnold is the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use. He is also the Chair of the interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, and teaches in the University's graduate urban planning program. He is a nationally recognized scholar in the environmental regulation of land use, water, and property, and teaches in the areas of property law, land use planning and regulation, environmental law and policy, and water resources law and policy.

Professor Arnold received his Doctor of Jurisprudence with Distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was founding Executive Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and Graduate Student Fellow in the Center for Conflict and Negotiation. He received his Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction from the University of Kansas, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned two national honors, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the TIME Magazine College Achievement Award.

Professor Arnold came to the University of Louisville in 2005 with substantial prior experience in both law practice and legal education. He clerked for a federal appellate judge (the Honorable James K. Logan, 10th Circuit) and practiced law for several years with the largest and oldest law firm in San Antonio, Texas. Professor Arnold taught at Stanford Law School, the University of Puerto Rico Law School, the University of Wyoming College of Law (as the E. George Rudolph Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law), and Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA (as the Bollinger Chair in Real Estate, Land Use, and Environmental Law, and Director of the Center for Land Resources), where he was voted Professor of the Year by the student body.

In San Antonio, Texas, he was a city attorney for two municipalities, a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, and vice president and pro bono general counsel of a micro-enterprise loan fund. He served as Chairman of the Planning Commission of Anaheim, California.

In Louisville, he has continued his record of public service and civic engagement, serving on the boards of directors of River Fields, the West Jefferson County Community Task Force, and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, as well as theMayor's Climate Change Task Force and the Louisville Metro Fine Particle Matter Air Quality Task Force.  He has participated in grant-funded projects to aid communities in Louisville and Kentucky on environmental justice and land use issues (in partnership with Central High School) and on water quality and land use issues (in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Water).

A more complete biography, including detailed information about his scholarship, can be found  here.


The lecture, available in audio format, with a Powerpoint presentation is available here.


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