October 12, 2007
“Combatting Climate Change on the Regional Level” Symposium To Be Held At School of Law Friday, October 19; School of Law Professor Mary Christina Wood and State Senator Brad Avikian to Deliver Keynote Addresses
On Friday, October 19, in Room 175 of the University of Oregon School of Law’s Knight Law Center, the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and the Bowerman Center for Environmental Law will present a symposium titled “Combatting Climate Change on the Regional Level: West Coast Policy and Litigation.” The symposium is free and open to the public, and will take place from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The symposium will feature a number of panels exploring the West Coast’s approach to climate change issues through market mechanisms, regulation, and litigation. Participants will include policy-makers, attorneys, activists, students, business leaders, and the general public interested in attempts on the West Coast to slow, stop, reverse, and address impending climate change.
Two keynote speakers will address the symposium. The morning’s keynoter is State Senator Brad Avakian (Assistant Majority Leader, D-Dist. 17). In the afternoon, Professor Mary Christina Wood, an internationally renowned expert on climate change, will deliver the afternoon keynote.
Other featured participants include Bill Drumheller (Oregon Department of Energy), Janice Adair (Washington Department of Ecology), Bruce Jennings (Consultant, California Senate, Environmental Quality Committee), Roger Hamilton (Resource Innovations, University of Oregon), Dan Galpern (Western Environmental Law Center), Professor Lesley McAllister (University of San Diego School of Law), Professor Hari Osofsky (University of Oregon School of Law), Professor Wil Burns (Santa Clara School of Law), David Hunter (Center for International Environmental Law), Professor E. Andrew Long (Louis D. Brandeis School of Law), James Olmsted (Conservation & Preservation Counsel, L.L.C.), Professor Randall Abate (Florida Coastal School of Law), and Professor Svitlana Kravchenko (University of Oregon School of Law).
For further information or to register, visit http://www.law.uoregon.edu/org/jell/climate.php