Virtual Guest Speakers

February 4:

Taking the Legislative Temperature: Which Federal Climate Change Legislative Proposal is “Best”?
Professor Victor Flatt, University of Houston Law School
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Victor B. Flatt is the A.L.O'Quinn Chair in Environmental Law at the University of Houston Law Center. He is a nationally recognized expert in environmental legal and policy matters and has done extensive media commentary on this issue. He is also a leader in the gay and lesbian community and a commentator on gay and lesbian legal issues. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in Chemistry and Mathematics at Vanderbilt University in 1985, where he was a a Harold Stirling Vandrerbilt Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and the analytical laboratory coordinator for the Student Environmental Health Project. He graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988, where he was a John Henry Wigmore Scholar and Order of the Coif. After law school, Professor Flatt clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked in private practice in complex environmental law in Seattle, Washington.

Professor Flatt came to the University of Houston Law Center in 2002 as the first permanent A.L. O'Quinn Chair in Environmental Law. Prior to this, he was a Professor of Law and head of the Environmental Law program at Georgia State University School of Law, and he has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Georgia, University of Washington and Seattle University. Professor Flatt has published numerous articles in environmental law, with particular attention to environmental administration. Three of his articles have been recognized as winners or finalists in the annual best of environmental and land use law compendium published annually by the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.


A video of the lecture is available in Windows Media Format.
A text is available in HTML format, PDF Format, or at the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy website.

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