Virtual Guest Speakers

April 21:

Moving Toward Stringency in Emissions Trading: The Problem of Slack Caps
Professor Lesley McAllister, University of San Diego School of Law
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Professor Lesley K. McAllister teaches and conducts research in the areas of environmental law, property law, and comparative and international law.  She graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School and received a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, focused on environmental law and regulation.  Before joining the USD law faculty, McAllister clerked for the Honorable Fern M. Smith of the Northern District of California and also worked for Earthjustice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Regional Counsel in San Francisco.

McAllister’s book, “Making Law Matter:  Environmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil,” is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.  Other recent publications include “Litigating Climate Change at the Coal Mine,” in Adjudicating Climate Change: Sub-National, National, and Supra-National Approaches (forthcoming); “Beyond Playing ‘Banker’: The Role of the Regulatory Agency in Emissions Trading,” Administrative Law Review; “Putting Persuasion Back in the Equation: Compliance in Cap and Trade Programs,” Pace Environmental Law Review; and “Judging GMOs: Judicial Application of the Precautionary Principle in Brazil,” Ecology Law Quarterly.


An MP3 version of the lecture is available here.
Handouts to accompany the lecture are available here.

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