Environmental Law Virtual Guest Speakers
sponsored by Mercer Law School
Fall 2013


Background of the Project

 

The History:  Building on a project that was started in Spring 1998, Mercer University Law School (Macon, Ga.) is working with several other schools to sponsor a "virtual" environmental law lecture series/discussion list over the Internet during the Fall 2013 semester.  

The Process: Several times during the semester, a guest speaker will present a "speech" on an environmental law topic, and will participate on a discussion list with students and faculty from schools that are participating in this project.  The "speech" may be a text-only speech or interview, or it may be available in audio and text form (if it was presented live at one of the participating schools). The speech will be made available on this Web site on a Web page that contains background information about the speaker(s), links to other information about the topic or the speaker, and a link to the discussion list for the project.

The Discussion List: After the speech or interview is made available over the Internet for a few days, the speaker will respond to questions or comments from students from all of the participating schools on a Web-based threaded discussion list.  The speaker will respond to questions and comments for a week or so.  Students from the participating schools can continue the discussion on the topic on the discussion list (or discuss other topics of interest) even after the guest speaker concludes their participation on the list. 

For more information on the Guest Speaker Project, or to participate, contact:
Professor Stephen Johnson, Mercer Law School
johnson_s@law.mercer.edu
                                                               


Tune In: Schedule of Speakers for Fall 2013   
Archive: Past speakers (1998-2013)  
Schools: Participating Schools (1998-2013)  
Resources: Other Environmental Law Podcasts and Audio (courtesy of ELTC)  
The List: Discussion List for the Guest Speaker Program
   

                                                                 

Schedule of speakers for Fall 2013
 
 
 

October 7, 2013
Professor Joshua Galperin, Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law School, Eating Invaders 
October 28, 2013  
Professor John Dernbach, Co-Director of the Environmental Law Center, Widener Law School, Sustainability 
November 4, 2013
Professor Zygmunt Plater, Boston College Law School, 40th Anniversary of the Snail Darter Case                                      
November 18, 2013 Professor Hillary Hoffmann, Vermont Law School,Cultural Resource Protection and Federal Livestock Grazing Policy   
 

Past Participating Schools (1998 - 2013)
 

 Between 1998 and 2013, the following schools have participated (for one of more years) in the program:

  • Akron Law School 
  • Albany Law School 
  • American University Law School
  • Arizona State University College of Law 
  • Australian Centre for Environmental Law (Australia) 
  • Buffalo Law School  
  • Cambridge University  (England) 
  • Capital University Law School 
  • Chapman University Law School 
  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland Marshall College of Law 
  • University of Connecticut Law School 
  • University of Denver College of Law 
  • Duquesne Law School  
  • Emory Law School 
  • University of Florida College of Law 
  • Florida Coastal Law School
  • Florida State University Law School       
  • University of Georgia Law School                                                                                                                                             
  • Georgia State University College of  Law 
  • George Washington University School of Law 
  • University of Hawaii Law School 
  • University of Houston Law School 
  • University of Idaho Law School 
  • Lewis and Clark Law School 
  • University of Louisville Law School
  • Lviv National University (Ukraine) 
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School
  • Netayna Academic College (Israel) 
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College 
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Oregon Law School 
  • Pace Law School
  • Pepperdine University School of Law 
  • Pittsburgh Law School 
  • Rutgers Law School - Camden
  • University of San Diego School of Law 
  • Santa Clara Law School
  • Seattle University Law School 
  • Seton Hall University Law School 
  • Southern Illinois Law School  
  • Southern New England School of Law 
  • Southwestern University School of Law 
  • Stetson University College of Law 
  • Strathclyde University (Scotland) 
  • Texas Tech Law School
  • Texas Wesleyan Law School
  • UCLA Institute of the Environment 
  • University of South Carolina School of Law 
  • University of Toledo 
  • University of Wyoming College of Law  
  • Virginia Polytechnic and State University 
  • Washington and Lee Law School 
  • Washington University School of Law 
  • Western New England College School of Law 
  • West Virginia Law School
  • Whittier Law School 
  • Widener University Law School 
  • College of William and Mary School of Law 
  • Willamette Law School
  • Wisconsin Law School 
  • Wyoming Law School









Past Speakers (1998-2013)

 
2013 Spring
Professor Tony Arnold, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Emergence and Evolution of  Watershed Institutions 
Professor Melissa Scanlan, University of Wisconsin Law School, Adaptive Management
Professor Ezra Rosser, Washington College of Law, American University, Ahistorical Indians and Reservation Resources
Professor Kalyani Robbins, University of Akron Law School, The Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing Under the Endangered Species Act
Professor Timothy Mulvaney, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Takings Law and the Matter of Koontz v. St. John's
Professor Wil Burns, Johns Hopkins University, The European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme: Climate Model or Climate Muddle? 
2012
Professor Elizabeth Burleson, Pace Law School, Hydraulic Fracturing   
Professor Kathryn Kovacs, Rutgers Law School - Camden, Issues Arising Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act  
Professor Wendy Wagner, University of Texas Law School, An Empirical Study of EPA's HAPS rules 
Professor Douglas Kysar, Yale Law School, Limited Government in an Era of Unlimited Harm: A Case Study of Climate Change Litigation 
2011
Professor Jessica Owley, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Conservation Easements
Professor Sam Kalen, University of Wyoming College of Law, NEPA's Evolution
Professor John Nagle, Notre Dame Law School, How Much Should China Pollute?   
Professor Dennis Hirsch, Capital University Law School, Green Business
Professor Michael Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt Law School, Time to Try Carbon Labelling
2010
Professor Wil Burns, University of Santa Clara  School of Law, Geoengineering Proposals, Climate Change and International Governance Structures
Professor Gabriel Eckstein, Texas Tech Law School, Climate Change Implications for Global Water Resources and International Law
Professor James Kushner, Southwestern Law School, Planning for Global Climate Change: Mapping the Potential Legislation
Professor Andrew Long, Florida Coastal Law School, Biodiversity, Forestry and Climate Change in International Environmental Law
Professor Patrick McGinley, West Virginia Law School, Mountain Top Removal
2009
Professor Peter Appel, University of Georgia Law School, and Dr. T. Rick Irvin, Sustainable Commerce
Professor Tony Arnold, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, The Lake, the Trust, and the Map: Can Environmental Law Achieve Environmental Conservation? 
Professor Kim Diana Connolly and Dr. Sonya Forte Duhe;, University of South Carolina, Dealing with Environmental Law and Policy in the Press
Professor Patricia R. McCubbin, Southern Illinois University School of Law, China and Climate Change
Professor John C. Nagle, Notre Dame Law School, The Evangelical Debate Over Climate Change
2008
Professor Victor Flatt, University of Houston Law Center, Taking the Legislative Temperature: Which Federal Climate Change Legislative Proposal is Best? 
Professor Gary Marchant, Arizona State University College of Law, Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology
Professor Robin Craig, Florida State University College of Law, Public Health and Ecosystem Services
Professor Deepa Badrinarayana, Chapman University School of Law, Trade and Climate Change:  Is There a Path to Sustainable Development Under Law? 
Professor Lesley McAllister, University of San Diego School of Law, Moving Toward Stringency in Emissions Trading: The Problem of Slack Caps
2007
Professor Michael C. Blumm, Lewis and Clark Law School, Justice Kennedy and the Environment
Professor John Dernbach, Widener Law School, Climate Change and Global Warming
Environmental Law Institute, Marine Aquaculture: A Growing Business 
2006
Professor Dorothy Bisbee, Southern New England School of Law, Applying Agricultural Nuisance and Zoning Exemptions to On-Farm Wind Farms
Professor Fred Cheever, University of Denver College of Law,  Law and Nature on the Wildland-Urban Border
Environmental Law Institute,  Water Cases Before the Supreme Court: Is Federal Environmental law Sunk?
Professor J.B. Ruhl, Florida State University Law School, The Effects of Wetlands Mitigation Banking on People
Professor Eleanor Stein, Albany Law School, Global Warming: Public Nuisance or Political Question? 
A Case Study of Connecticut v. American Electric Power

 
2005
Professor Peter Appel, University of Georgia Law School, Wilderness Policy
Professor William C.G. Burns, University of Redlands, Department of Environmental Studies, Far From Heaven: The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Pacific Island Developing Countries and International Legal Responses
ELI Associates Seminar,Alternative Strategies for Addressing Mercury Pollution
Professor Dennis Hirsch, Capital Law School, What Privacy Regulation Can Learn From Environmental Law
Professor Hari Osofsky, Whittier Law School, Learning from Environmental Justice: A New Model for International Environmental Rights
   


 2004
ELI Associates Seminar, Healthy Forests Initiative
Professor Shi-Ling Hsu, George Washington University Law School, Fairness Versus Efficiency in Environmental Law 
Professor Irma Russell, University of Memphis School of Law, Ethics in the Practice of Environmental Law 
Professor Stephen M. Johnson, Mercer University Law School, Market-Based Pollution Control Programs and Environmental Justice 

2002
Ray Coss, Bridgestone-Firestone, Environmental Management Systems and Voluntary Environmental Codes
Environmental Law Institute Associates Seminar,Prospects for Second Generation Legislation: Congressional, State, EPA and Other Views
Dr. Robert J. Goldstein, Pace University School of Law, "Putting Environmental Law on the Map: A Spatial Approach to Environmental Law Using GIS"
2001    
Environmental Law Institute Associates Seminar, Climate Change: Using State Policy Tools at the Federal Level
Professor Zygmunt Plater, Boston College Law School, "Of Small Fish, Environmental Law and Democratic Governance"
Professor Susan Smith, Willamette University College of Law, "The Endangered Species Act Goes to the City."
Professor Robert Verchick, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, "The Commerce Clause, Environmental Justice and the Interstate Garbage Wars
       
    2000
Andriy Andrusevych, Lviv National University (Ukraine), "Environmental Human Rights in International Law"
Professor William Buzbee, Emory University Law School, "Sprawl"
Professor Bob Collin, University of Oregon, "Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Urban Planning"
Professor Kim Diana Connolly, University of South Carolina Law School,  "Essential Fish Habitat"
Professor Robin Craig, Western New England College of Law, "Nonpoint source pollution"
Professor Gary Marchant, Arizona State University Law School (Co-counsel in American Trucking), "American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. EPA"

1999

Professor John Bonine, Univ. of Oregon Law School, "Standing to Sue: The First Step in Access to Justice"

Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Clark Atlanta University, "Environmental Justice: Strategies for Creating Healthy and Sustainable Communities"
Professor James Grijalva, Univ. of North Dakota School of Law, "Environmental Justice in Indian Country"
Professor Howard Latin, Rutgers Law School/Newark, "EcoVitality"
Paul Smyth, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Solicitor's Office, "Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument"
Justine Thompson, Southern Envtl. Law Center, "Regulation of CAFOs"
1998
Professor Robert Kuehn, Dir. - Tulane Law School Environmental Law Clinic, "The Shintech siting controversy"
Professor Wang Xi, Vice Director, Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, "China's role in international environmental law"
Robert Yuhnke, Lead Counsel, American Lung Assn. v. Browner "The NAAQS process"