ELPP Lecture Series

The Environmental Law and Policy Program Lecture Series features speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in government, academia, public interest groups, and private practice. The lecture series provides Michigan Law students the opportunity to learn from leaders of the environmental movement in the United States, builds relationships between the Law School and the environmental community, and contributes to debate about the environmental challenges facing our nation and the world. Students often meet privately with speakers during their visits to Michigan Law. Some lecturers are co-sponsored by other schools and programs at the University of Michigan. All lectures are open to the public; admission is free.

For a complete list of past speakers as well as videos of their presentations (when available), visit our ELPP Lecture Series Archive Page.

collapse : November
ELPP Lecture Series: Jonathan Cannon
Program: ELPP Lecture Series
Date: 11/18/2015
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: South Hall room 1020

​Please join us for the next installment of the Environmental Law & Policy Program's 2015-2016 Lecture Series. Professor Jonathan Cannon from the University of Virginia School of Law will speak about his new book, Environment in the Balance. 

This event is free and open to the public.

collapse : September
ELPP Lecture Series: Avi Garbow
Program: ELPP Lecture Series
Date: 9/18/2015
Time: 11:50 AM
Location: South Hall room 0225

​Please join us for the first installment of the 2015-2016 Environmental Law & Policy Program Lecture Series. Avi Garbow, General Counsel for the U.S. EPA will be the featured speaker. 

A free, non-pizza lunch will be served. 

On August 7, 2013, Avi S. Garbow was sworn in as General Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He previously served as the Agency’s Deputy General Counsel for four years. Garbow has two decades of environmental law experience – in the private and public sectors – and as Deputy General Counsel, was primarily engaged in the significant legal and related policy issues confronting the Agency in its media programs, including air, water, waste, and toxics. From 1992 to 1996, he served in EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and then served with distinction as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section. In private practice, Garbow was a litigation partner and junior partner at two major international firms. Garbow has served on the boards of directors, and in other capacities, for various environmental and international human rights organizations. Previously, he held leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee. He is the recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service, holds a Masters Degree in Marine Affairs, and is a former volunteer firefighter.​

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