Lectures and Forums
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.
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.
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.
View a video recording of this lecture.
Please join us for the next installment of the ELPP Lecture Series. Janet McCabe, Senior Law Fellow at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, will be the featured speaker.
Please join the Environmental Law and Policy Program for the latest installment of our Lecture Series. Neela Banerjee, a Washington-based reporter for Inside Climate News, will speak about her investigation into Exxon's early climate research, which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service reporting.
The event is free and open to the public. Non-pizza lunch will be served.
View a video recording of Bill Sherman's talk.
Please join ELPP for the latest installment of our Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series. Bill Sherman, '99, Counsel for Environmental Protection, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, will be the featured speaker.
Non-pizza lunch will be served.
Bill Sherman, '99, was Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review. He served as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and then for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He then worked as a litigator at Davis Wright Tremaine, as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, and with his own small firm, where he practiced political and election law, commercial litigation, consumer protection, and local government law. Prior to attending law school, Sherman served as Special Assistant to Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.
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