Environmental Law and Policy Program

The Environmental Law and Policy Program sponsors a series of public lectures in environmental law. Visiting speakers are in residence at Berkeley Law for three to five days, and allocate significant office time during their stay to meet with students on an individual basis.  Working in cooperation with the Environmental Law Society, a Berkeley Law student group, the Institute seeks to enrich the opportunities for students and others in the UC Berkeley community in the field of environmental law and policy.


ILR Environmental Law Lectures

“Ocean and Coastal Management in Barbuda,” February 5, 2015

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink
Environmental Law Institute
Co-sponsored with the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment


“Arctic Stewards: The Role Of Alaska Natives In Managing Arctic Marine Resources,” March 13, 2014

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink
Environmental Law Institute


“Environmental Policy, Native Rights, and Resources Management in the Arctic,” March 6, 2013

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink
Environmental Law Institute


“Problems of Enforcement in Marine Resources Regulatory Programs,” February 14, 2012

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink
Environmental Law Institute


“The Climate Change Crisis and Its Impact on the Pacific Islands,” September 9, 2010

Professor Jon Van Dyke
University of Hawaii


“Climate Change and the Energy Crisis:  Lessons from History,” February 9, 2009

Professor Paul Sabin
Yale University


“Nuclear and Military Activities in the Oceans,” March 11, 2008

Professor Jon Van Dyke
University of Hawai’i


“Moving Toward Stringency in Emissions Trading:  The Problem of Slack Caps,” November 13, 2007

Professor Lesley McAllister
University of San Diego


“Emerging Energy Technologies Policy in the Gulf of Mexico:  Offshore Wind and Ultra-Deepwater Drilling,” February 8, 2007

Professor Richard McLaughlin
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


“The Global Crisis in Ocean Fishery Resources,” September 14, 2006

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink
Environmental Law Institute


“Can the Common Law Protect the Global Commons?,” March 22, 2006

Professor Robert Percival
University of Maryland


“Conservation in Whole,” September 23, 2005

Professor Eric Freyfogle
University of Illinois


“Ocean Communities in Conflict: Heartbreaking Lessons from the Battle Over Marine Protected Areas in Hawaii,” April 4, 2005

Professor Denise Antolini
University of Hawai’i


“The Making of Environmental Law,” November 17, 2004

Professor Richard Lazarus
Georgetown University


“The World Trade Organization’s Anti-Discrimination Jurisprudence: Free Trade, National Sovereignty, and Environmental Health in the Balance,” March 3, 2004

Professor Sheila Foster
Fordham University


“New Challenges Facing the Ocean Environment,” October 22, 2003

Professor Jon Van Dyke
University of Hawai’i


“The Political Economy of Sustainable Wildlife Management: The Vicuna of the High Andes,” April 30, 2003

Dr. Desmond McNeill
University of Oslo