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March 2, 2006

Mar. 4: Alumni reception at Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Law alumni to gather during Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

UO Environmental law alumni will gather in the Lewis Lounge on Saturday, March 4 at 5:00 P.M. during the 24th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the law school. All law alumni and faculty are invited to attend the reception.

Several thousand attorneys and activists from more than 40 countries are meeting at the University of Oregon School of Law March 2 – 5 for what has become the world’s largest public environmental law conference.
Founded in 1982 and still organized by Land Air Water, the first student environmental law society, the event features four days of panels and a number of keynotes on the theme “Towards a Global Public Trust.”

Law professor Adell Amos, who directs the UO Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, said, “The students of Law Air Water have done a fantastic job of organizing a great conference with over 100 panels that cover a full range of domestic and international environmental issues including, just to name a few, reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act, environmental law in Indian Country, the development of environmental rights in national constitutions around the globe, the impact of Hurricane Katrina, the Clean Water Act cases that were argued before the Supreme Court earlier this week, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act citizen enforcement and global warming.“

Longtime Sierra Club leader Mike McCloskey ’61  will receive the PIELC David Brower award at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday in the Erb Memorial Union ballroom on campus.


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