The Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and the Bowerman Center for Environmental Law are pleased to present the 2007/2008 JELL Symposium:
COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE REGIONAL LEVEL
West Coast Policy and Litigation
October 19th, 2007
University of Oregon School of Law
Knight Law Center, Room 175
The 2007 JELL Symposium is FREE and OPEN to the public!
Oregon, Washington, and California are all implementing state and local level regulations and policies to address climate change.
Will these states be successful?
This Symposium will address this important question with 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 our region's attempts to slow, stop, reverse, and address impending climate change and the problems it will cause in our region.
The Symposium will begin with a keynote address at 9:00am. During the first part of the day panelists will explore each states' policy approach. The second part of the day will focus on both current and projected litigation concerning climate change as well as other legal approaches to climate change. The day will end at 5:00pm with another exciting keynote and reception in the Knight Law Center. Please join us for this important discussion! Registration begins at 8:00am with coffee, tea, and a light breakfast in the foyer of Room 175 of the Knight Law Center.
Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Register for CLE, get Symposium program, tea/coffee/light breakfast service.
Panel One: 9:30 - 10:30 am
Title: Oregon, Washington, and California Regulatory Policies
Description: This panel will provide a general overview of each stateís approach to climate change, while also highlighting some unique/interesting aspects of their regulatory scheme.
Panelists: Bill Drumheller (Oregon Department of Energy), Spencer Reeder (Washington Department of Ecology), Bruce Jennings (Consultant, California Senate, Environmental Quality Committee).
Break: 10:30 - 10:45 am
Panel Two: 10:45 - 12:00 pm
Title: Analysis of Climate Change Policies
Description: This panel will evaluate, analyze, and explore approaches to climate change outlined in the panel above. The main question is will this region be successful in its approach to combating climate change under current policy? Under proposed policies?
Panelists: Roger Hamilton (Resource Innovations, University of Oregon), Dan Galpern (Western Environmental Law Center), Professor Lesley McAllister (University of San Diego School of Law).
Professor Lesley McAllister
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Please see map of the area or talk to a JELL staff member for restaurant recommendations close to the Knight Law Center.
Also, consider checking out the Fink Exibit on the second floor of the law school.
Panel Three: 1:30 - 2:45 pm
Title: Past, Pending, and Proposed Climate Change Litigation
Description: This panel will introduce and analyzing past, current, and projected climate change cases. Get an update/outline of climate change cases litigated or about to be litigated. Will this change approaches to climate change and issues arising from climate change?
Panelists: 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).
Professor Wil Burns
Break: 2:45 - 3:00 pm
Panel Four: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title: Legal Elements of Approaches to Climate Change
Description: This panel will explore surrounding legal issues brought about by climate change or climate change policies. Examples include climate change and insurance, conservation easement approaches to climate change, NEPA/federal environmental statutes and climate change.
Panelists: James Olmsted (Conservation & Preservation Counsel, L.L.C.), Professor Randall Abate (Florida Coastal School of Law), Professor Svitlana Kravchenko (University of Oregon School of Law).
Professor Randall Abate
Reception: 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Join us in the Knight Law Center commons for refreshments, mingling, and reflection on the day.
Please contact Christina Davis, Symposium Editor, for more information.
For a link to our 2006/2007 Symposium, At the Crossroads: In Search of Sustainable Solutions in the Klamath Basin, please follow this link: http://www.law.uoregon.edu/org/jell/klamath.php.