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The Environmental Law and Policy Program brings renowned scholars in the field of environmental law and policy to the Law School each year, giving students the opportunity to explore current issues and learn from leaders in the environmental law movement in the United States. Notable speakers who visited Michigan Law in recent years include Joseph L. Sax, one of the original leaders of the environmental law movement and a former Michigan Law professor; Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation; Carol Browner, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Videos from events that have occurred during the current academic year are provided below. Additional information about the various ELPP lecture series, forums, and conferences—as well as videos for events that occurred during previous academic years—can be found using the navigational links on the left.

Carol M. Browner
Carol M. Browner, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1993–2001), 2007–08 ELPP Lecture Series
Steven E. Chester
Steven E. Chester, Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 2007–08 ELPP Lecture Series
Lisa Heinzerling
Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, ELPP inaugural Conference (Fall 2008)
Miriam Horn
Miriam Horn, Environmental Defense Fund, author, former senior editor at U.S. News and World Report, panelist, ELPP inaugural Conference (Fall 2008)
Jerome Ringo
Jerome Ringo, President, The Apollo Alliance; Chair of the Board, National Wildlife Federation (2005–2007), 2008–09 ELPP Lecture Series
Larry J. Schweiger
Larry J. Schweiger, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Wildlife Federation, 2009–10 ELPP Lecture Series
Todd D. Stern
Todd D. Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State, 2010–11 ELPP Lecture Series
Ronald J. Tenpas
Ronald J. Tenpas, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice (ENRD), 2008–09 ELPP Lecture Series
B. Lynn Winmill
The Honorable B. Lynn Winmill, Chief Judge, United States Court, District of Idaho, 2007–08 ELPP Lecture Series
Jennifer M. Granholm
The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor, State of Michigan (2002–2010), ELPP inaugural Conference (Fall 2008)
Gary S. Guzy
Gary S. Guzy, Deputy Director and General Counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, ELPP Conference 2010
John C. Cruden
John C. Cruden, President, Environmental Law Institute, featured speaker, ELPP Conference 2012
Richard J. Lazarus
Richard J. Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, featured speaker, ELPP Conference 2012
Bob Perciasepe
Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, keynote speaker, ELPP Conference 2012
collapse : September
 Environmental Law and Policy Program Special Panel: EPA General Counsels
Program: ELPP Panel Discussions
Date: 9/13/2017
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:10 PM
Location: South Hall room 1225
Description:  

​The Environmental Law and Policy Program will begin its 2017-18 Lecture Series with a first-ever event: a panel discussion featuring the EPA General Counsels from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations. Please join us as we welcome Jonathan Cannon (Clinton), Roger Martella (Bush), and Avi Garbow (Obama) to talk about their tenures as the top attorney at EPA and to address the major environmental challenges of the last 25 years and the fate of environmental protection efforts in the Trump administration. Moderated by Professor David M. Uhlmann. 



collapse : October
 ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series: Seth Barsky, Wildlife and Marine Resources Section Chief, ENRD, DOJ
Program: ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Series
Date: 10/4/2017
Time: 11:50 AM-12:50 PM
Location: South Hall room 1020
Description:  

Please join us for the first installment of the 2017-2018 academic year of the Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series . Seth Barsky, Wildlife and Marine Resources Section Chief in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice will speak about his career trajectory.



collapse : November
 ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series: Janet McCabe, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Program: ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Series
Date: 11/2/2017
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
Location: South Hall room 1020
Description:  

Please join us for the next installment of the Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series. Janet McCabe, Senior Law Fellow at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, will speak about her career trajectory.​



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