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Environmental Law Pioneer Joe Sax Coming Back to MLaw

Boalt Hall emeritus, former MLaw prof to deliver closing Environmental Law talk

April 6, 2011
Contact: John Masson, 734.647.7352,

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Law School's Environmental Law & Policy Program closes out its annual speaker series on a high note April 11 with one of the original leaders of the environmental law movement, former Michigan Law Prof. Joseph L. Sax.

Prof. Joseph L. SaxSax will address "An Environmental Agenda: The Task Before Us" beginning at 7:30 p.m. in room 250 of Hutchins Hall.

During his years as a professor at Michigan—1966 to 1986—Sax became the leading voice among scholars helping to develop the present-day American environmental law system. He also mentored hundreds of Michigan students who went on to become leaders themselves in environmental law.

Sax also served as counselor to the Secretary of the Interior in the Clinton Administration, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of the Interior. He joined the law faculty at the University of California at Berkley (Boalt Hall), where he now holds emeritus status.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public, with a reception to follow. More information is available on the ELPP website.

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