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 POSTPONED TO FALL 2020: ELPP Lecture Series- Prof. Richard Lazarus on "The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court"


Date: 04/09/2020
Time: 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Sponsor: Environmental Law & Policy Program
Contact: Rickard,Jenny

Location: Jeffries Hall 1020

Description: This event has been postponed until fall 2020.

Please join the Environmental Law and Policy Program for the latest installment of our Lecture Series. This lecture features Harvard Law School Professor Richard Lazarus, who will speak about "the gripping inside story of how an unlikely team of environmentalists and brilliant lawyers who called themselves the Carbon Dioxide Warriors overcame conservative opposition and their own divisions to win the most important environmental case ever brought before the Supreme Court."

Professor Lazarus is the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches environmental law, natural resources Law, Supreme Court advocacy, and torts. Professor Lazarus has represented the United States, state and local governments, and environmental groups in the United States Supreme Court in 40 cases and has presented oral argument in 14 of those cases. His primary areas of legal scholarship are environmental and natural resources law, with particular emphasis on constitutional law and the Supreme Court. He has published two books, The Making of Environmental Law (U. Chicago 2004), and Environmental Law Stories (Aspen Press, co-edited with O. Houck 2005). He was also the principal author of Deep Water - The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling (GPO 2011), which is the Report to the President of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission, for which he served as the Executive Director. The Commission was charged with investigating the root causes of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and recommending changes in law and policy to reduce the risk of future spills and to mitigate their impacts. Prior to joining the Harvard law faculty, Professor Lazarus was the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law at Georgetown University, where he also founded the Supreme Court Institute. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979 and has a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois.