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Thursday, November 15, 2012

8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Event: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Basics and Beyond


 Co-sponsored by the Environmental & Natural Resources Section

 Live Seminar: SBA Southern Regional Office, 270 N. Church Ave., Tucson

Live Simulcast: Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center, 4201 N. 24th Street, Phoenix

This seminar will also be available as a CLE Webcast


This seminar will include an introduction to the history and purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the law that established U.S. environmental policies and requires federal agencies to assess the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to accomplishing the agency’s goal.


Topics will include

• Nuts and bolts of NEPA’s procedural requirements

• NEPA litigation

• Discussion of current issues in NEPA, including climate change issues, health impact assessment & more


Faculty:  Dinah Bear, Esq., Former General Counsel, Council on Environmental Quality

Joy Herr-Cardillo, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest


Chairperson: Cyndi Tuell, Southwest Conservation Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity


This seminar may qualify for up to 3 MCLE hours
Location: SBA Southern Regional Office - 270 N. Church Ave


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Event: Latino Law Student Association Judge Panel

 The Latino Law Student Association will host a panel consisting of Judge Frank Zapata of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Judge Javier Chon-Lopez of the Pima County Superior Court, and Judge Garye Vasquez of the Arizona Court of Appeals. Together, they will speak with law students and members of the bar about their careers, how they became judges, their experiences on the bench, and how their Latino background and heritage has shaped their experiences and perspectives.

This event is open to all students; food and refreshments will be provided.


Location: Room 164


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Event: Faculty Enrichment--Bill Andreen from Univ. of Alabama Law

 Our next enrichment speaker is Bill Andreen from University of Alabama Law School, who will be speaking on "OF FABLES AND FEDERALISM: A RE-EXAMINATION OF THE HISTORICAL RATIONALE FOR FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION." As is our practice, lunch is available at noon, and the talk starts at 12:15pm. RSVP to Carol Ward (crw1@email.arizona.edu) if you will be attending, to get an accurate count for lunch. 


Location: Faculty Lounge


4:00 PM - 6:50 PM
Event: Master Seminar on the Foundations of Judgment and Decision Making

 Speaker: David Schmidtz (Dept. of Philosophy)

Title: On Being Overcome by Reason

The “Master Seminar” has been held successfully in the past 12 years. It is administratively a graduate course, with registered students, for the Fall 2012, from Cognitive Science, Management and Organizations, Law, Marketing, Linguistics, Psychology and Philosophy.  The Master Seminar welcomes auditors, including intermittent ones.  Each session will focus on foundational issues, aiming at a highly educated, but largely interdisciplinary, audience.  The speakers are expressly invited to introduce their fields quite broadly, in the first and longest part of their talk, and then present state-of-the-art research, in an accessible form, without sacrifice of rigor.  A lively discussion usually follows these presentations.

Location: McClelland Hall, Room 113


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event: Screening of Documentary "Hot Coffee" with Stanley Feldman

 A Q&A session with former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman will follow the screening.

Location: Room 160