AJELP Presents the Annual Homecoming CLE: Legal and Policy Responses to Increasing Wildfire Risk
Featuring Associate Dean Kirsten Engel, Dr. Tom Swetnam, and Marshall Anderson of the National Park Service discussing the effects of federal clean air laws on wildfire management.
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 160
One CLE* credit is available for participating in this event.
The event will feature the following presenters:
Professor Tom Swetnam, whose research focuses on understanding forest disturbances and dynamics, and how they are influenced by climate and humans. He uses tree-rings and documentary sources to reconstruct disturbance histories of forest fires, insect outbreaks and tree demographics (i.e., natality and mortality) at local scales of forest stands and watersheds, to broad scales at regional to global scales. In addition to his interest in basic ecological questions about forests, disturbances, and climate, the practical applications of this work for resource management have been a key interest and emphasis.
Dean Kirsten Engel, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona where she teaches and researches in the areas of environmental and administrative law. The emphasis of her more recent scholarship is the response of state and local governments to climate change in the United States and especially the constitutional and economic impediments these governments face seeking to mitigate climate change in the absence of comprehensive federal climate change legislation.
Marshall Anderson is a Supervisory Ranger at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Emergency Services Coordinator over Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services and Search and Rescue Operations. He holds a bachelors of science in Emergency Management from the University of North Texas.
Register for the event by clicking here: http://goo.gl/OGPIMf
*The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hours of professional responsibility.
By Amanda Ballard
September 16, 2013
The Environmental Breakfast Club invites members from across campus – and disciplines – to discuss topics related to natural resources and the environment. The club was founded by members of the faculty of the James E. Rogers College of Law and provides a way for faculty to build new relationships, says Robert Glennon, Regents' Professor of Law. "Academia traditionally is very siloed – everyone is working in their own space and focused on issues of concern to their discipline," he says. "These presentations create bridges between different disciplines."
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