Event Archives

2011 Event Highlights

LOCAL, CLEAN, AND GREEN: Innovative Climate Policies for California’s Local Governments

  • Conference held at UC Berkeley on December 2, 2011.
  • California's cities and counties can grow local green jobs while promoting initiatives that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law hosted a free public conference at UC Berkeley, where some of the state's top policy, business, and environmental leaders reported on promising ways to address climate change and clear the path to a local clean energy future.  The event included a special address by California Senator Fran Pavley. 

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson - November 3, 2011

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  • EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackon visited Berkeley Law to speak with students and professors about the EPA's enforcement priorities.  She fielded questions from students on topics including environmenal justice, Clean Air Act mercury standards, funding for clean energy, CAFO's, and more. 

Past Symposia and Conferences

 

April 10-11, 2008, "California and the Future of Environmental Law and Policy"

 

February 22-23 - "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change"

 

October 26-27, 2006 - Conference "Litigating Takings: And Other Constitutional Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations."

Co-sponsored by Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute and the Georgetown University Law Center.
 
Participants included:
  • Introductory Program on Takings Law and Related Legal Doctrines by Susan Cook, U.S. Department of Justice; John Echeverria, Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute; Robert Meltz, Congressional Research Service
  • Welcome and Introductions by Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean, Boalt Hall School of Law; J. Peter Byrne, Faculty Director, Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute, Georgetown University Law Center; Richard Frank, Executive Director, California Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • David Barron, Harvard Law School; Nicole Garnett, Notre Dame Law School
  • Richard Frank, California Center for Environmental Law & Policy; Eric Grant, Attorney at Law; Andrea Peterson, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Joseph Sax, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • John Leshy, Hastings College of the Law; Jonathan Zasloff, UCLA School of Law
  • Brian Gray, Hastings College of the Law; Cliff Lee, California Attorney General’s Office
  • Daniel Farber, Boalt Hall School of Law; Richard Lazarus, Georgetown University School of Law
  • Peter Byrne, Georgetown University Law Center; William Araiza, Loyola Law School
  • Jack J. Coe Jr., Pepperdine University School of Law; Paul Kibel, Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP
  • Don Chen, Smart Growth America; Richard Whitman, Oregon Attorney General’s Office
  • Timothy Sandefur, Pacific Legal Foundation; Andrew Schwartz, Shute Mihaly & Weinberger
  • Sally Fairfax, College of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley; Nancy McLaughlin, SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah; Jeff Pidot, Maine Attorney General’s Office
  • Josh Eagle, University of South Carolina School of Law; Peter Menell, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Meg Caldwell, Chair, California Coastal Commission; Brian Weeks, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office

February 16-17, 2006 – Conference “California and the Future of Environmental Policy.”

Co-sponsored by the Goldman School of Social Policy (GSPP), U.C. Berkeley.

Participants included:
  • Introductions by Daniel Farber, Boalt Hall School of Law and Blas Pérez Henríquez, GSPP
  • Rick Frank, California Chief Deputy Attorney General Ann Carlson, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Dian Grueneich, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Michael Hanemann, Chancellor’s Professor, Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics, U.C. Berkeley
  • Barbara Riordan, California Air Resources Board
  • Craig Oren, Professor of Law, Rutgers University
  • Jody Freeman, Professor of Law, Harvard University
  • Tam Doduc, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Harry Scheiber, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History; Director, Institute for Legal Research; Director, Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law; Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Joseph Sax, James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Emeritus, Boalt Hall School of Law

 

January 19, 2006 – Legal Charrette "Après le Déluge: Rebuilding a Sustainable City after Katrina."

Co-Sponsored by Boalt Hall’s Center for Social Justice.

Participants included:
  • Raymond Seed, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley
  • Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Director, Law and Public Policy, Equal Justice Society
  • Robert Bea, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley
  • Sheila Foster, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
  • Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • George Frampton, Jr., Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; former Assistant Secretary, US Department of the Interior
  • Kalima Rose, Associate Director, PolicyLink
  • Daniel Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law

 

November 16, 2005 – Panel "Preliminary Findings and Discussion of the New Orleans Levee Failures."

Panel convened by the newly-formed Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, organized under the auspices of the University of California Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

Participants included:
  • Raymond Seed, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley
  • Robert Bea, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley
  • Professor Daniel Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Distinguished Speaker Les Harder, Chief of Division of Flood Management
  • Moderator: Cheryl Bly-Chester, P.E., Member, Steering Committee for CCRM  

 

October 28, 2005 – Roundtable Discussion "Natural Resources Federalism: Balancing the Power to Regulate and Manage Natural Resources between State and Federal Governments."

Participants included:
  • Governor David Freudenthal, State of Wyoming
  • Professor Holly Doremus, Professor, U.C. Davis School of Law; CCELP Faculty Affiliate
  • Professor Antonio Rossmann, Lecturer, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Moderator: Professor Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law 

 

June 20, 2005 - Panel "The Supreme Court on Takings."

Participants included:
  • Professor Joseph L. Sax, James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Emeritus, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Andrew W. Schwartz, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, San Francisco
  • Eric Grant, Boalt ’90, Attorney at Law, Sacramento
  • Moderator: Professor Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law