The Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program are pleased to present the 2011/2012 JELL Symposium:
The Local Revolution:
How Relationships and Legal Policies Are Helping Create
Sustainable Communities Around the Country
Friday, September 9th, 2011, 8am-5pm
University of Oregon School of Law
Knight Law Center, Room 175
A strong movement toward relocalization has emerged in response to the destructive effects of globalization on people and the environment. Relocalization is the restoration of community empowerment. This involves relying on local resources and building relationships to create a more self- sufficient community with an understanding of local environmental needs and capacities. This type of effort requires the support of the legal community to draft new city codes and regulations, and to litigate when necessary. The Northwest has led the way with several innovative local initiatives, which attempt to empower the community and preserve the environment.
Featuring keynote speakers Jenny Kassan and Janelle Orsi, cofounders of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), this free public symposium will host panels on local food production, local energy production, local land-use management, and collaborative governance.
Come and learn how to build on the momentum of the people to legislate and litigate a local movement toward self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Local, seasonal, organic food will be served.
Sponsored by the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation with the support of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. CLE credits have been approved.
2011 Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation Tentative Symposium Schedule
8:00 - 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am: Welcome Message: Dean Michael Moffitt, University of Oregon, School of Law
9:15 - 10:30 am: Panel One: Local Food Production and Regulation
- This panel will provide an overview of the current local food programs in Lane County and the legislation and regulations that have enabled the progress achieved over the last few decades. The purpose of this panel is to offer a broad understanding of local food law and policy and how it has evolved in recent years.
Professor Mary Wood - University of Oregon, School of Law
Lynne Fessenden, Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
Doug Frazier, Co-founder Eugene Local Food Marketplace
10:30 - 10:45 am: Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00pm: Panel Two: Local Energy Production
- This panel will focus on model codes and regulations being created to enable more local energy production around the country. The discussion will also look at what Lane County is doing locally with community energy production and how legal policy interplays with EWEB policy. The purpose of this panel is to introduce different regulations and approaches to local energy production to make it more accessible to communities.
Erica Schroeder, Esq., Keyes & Fox, Oakland, CA
Colleen Wedin- EWEB Solar Programs Manager
Professor Melissa Powers, Associate Professor of Law, Lewis and Clark
12:00 - 2:00pm: Lunch and Lunch Keynote
Jenny Kassan and Janelle Orsi, Co-founders- Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)
2:00 - 3:30 pm: Panel Three: Local Land-use Management
- This panel will address the interplay between community planners and land-use attorneys as they work together to design a sustainable community layout that enhances the efficiency of land-use and maximizes alternative transportation.
Lisa Gardner, Director of Planning, City of Eugene
Emily Jerome, Landuse Attorney, City of Eugene
Anne Davies, Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon, School of Law
3:30 - 3:45 pm: Afternoon Break
2:00 - 3:30 pm: Panel Four: Collaborative Governance
- This panel will highlight the process of collaboration in order to make these local projects sustainable. Through examples and discussion, the panelists will provide insight into local decisionmaking, gaining consensus, and dispute resolution.
Laurel Singer, National Policy Consensus Program
Turner Odell, Oregon Consensus
4:45 - 5:00pm: Closing: Adell Amos, Associate Dean, Associate Professor, University of Oregon, School of Law
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