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News and Events

 

Spring 2014 Schedule

The Club is a diverse group of faculty from various departments, programs and colleges on the campus who meet monthly at Arizona Law to discuss works in progress on the environment and natural resources.  All presentations will be on the first Friday of each month (January excepted), from 8:30 to 9:45 AM, in the Law College Faculty Lounge (Room 237).

 


February 7th: Carol Rose
Lohse Chair in Water & Natural Resources
James E. Rogers College of Law
(520) 621-5544
Topic: "Environmental Optimists and Pessimists"

March 7th: James Hopkins
Associate Clinical Professor, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program
James E. Rogers College of Law
(520) 621-7669
Topic: "Revisiting the Precautionary Principle: Infant Mortality and Environmental Risk Assessment in the Yaqui Pueblos"

April 4th: Esther Sternberg, M.D.
Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Topic: "Place and Well-being: Towards A New Definition of Environmental Health, Beyond the Absence of Toxins and Disease."  

 

May 9th: Ariel Dinar
Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy; Director, Water Science and Policy Center
University of California, Riverside
(951) 827-4526
Topic: TBA

 

 

Property Law Symposium Featuring the Work of Carol Rose and Richard Brooks:
Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms

Friday, January 31st
All-Day Conference, Ares Auditorium, Room 164


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Register for the Conference Here!

 

 

 

 

Spring 2014 Environmental Law Courses

 

LAW 603J: Sustainability and Environmental Policy (Miller & Rose)
LAW 634C: Federal Public Land and Natural Resources (Hopkins)
LAW 662B: Land Use Regulation (Large)
LAW 625B: The Colorado River in American History (Glennon)
LAW 650C: Energy Law (Trubatch)
LAW 629: Regulation (Orbach)
LAW 578/ ECON 578: Energy, the Environment and Business Strategy (Portney)
LAW 596B/ HWRS 596B: Arizona Water Policy (Megdal)
LAW 576/ HWRS 576/ AREC 576: Natural Resource Law and Economics (Cory)
RHR 580: Natural Resources Policy and Law (Koffler)

 


UA Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) Open House

Friday, January 10th
2:00 - 4:00 PM, Main Campus, Marshall Building, Conference Room 531

 

The purpose of this session is to give UA faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions, and engage with the Center staff prior to the formal public announcement that will occur on Friday, January 17th. The Center is a campus-wide enterprise that is supported by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Institute of the Environment.

 

In addition to the open house on January 10th, there are also two events on January 17th:

 

  • A brown-bag panel discussion on climate adaptation (focused on the work of the new center) at the Kiva Room of the Student Union from 12:00 to 1:30 PM; and

 

  • The opening talk by the Center's first Adaptation Fellow, Dr. Mark Howden of CSIRO, at the Center for Creative Photography Auditorium from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, followed by a reception at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Atrium.

 

 

If you have questions, please contact Kathy Jacobs, Director, at jacobsk@email.arizona.edu, or Mary Black, Adaption Program Manager, at mblack@email.arizona.edu.

 


 

 

Hari Osofsky, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, Visits UA Law 

Thursday, February 6th
Details TBA.

 

Professor Osofsky's faculty profile is available here.

 

 

Open Attendance Practice Session of the Pace National Environmental Moot Court Team

 Week of February 10th
Details TBA. 

 

The competition will be held at Pace Law School, White Plains, NY from Thursday to Saturday, February 20th - 22nd. Information regarding the competition is available here, and the UA team brief (Team 40) is available here.

 

 

 

 

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. Event details: Homecoming CLE: Legal and Policy Responses to Increasing Wildfire Risk

 

 

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 160

 

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

 

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Environmental Breakfast Club Creates Bridges Between Disciplines

 

 

 

By Amanda Ballard, University Communications

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." Read more.

 

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Environmental Breakfast Club, Fall 2013 Schedule

 

September 6, 2013: Gary Woodard
Associate Director, Knowledge Transfer-National Science Foundation
Science & Technology Center
Topic: “Impacts of Declining Municipal Water Demand: Policy & Planning Implications”

 

October 4, 2013: Paul Portney
Professor, Economics
Eller
Topic: “A Possible Future for EPA and Environmental Regulation”

 

November 1, 2013: Jim Buizer
Deputy Director for Climate Adaptation & International Development
Institute of the Environment
Topic: “National Climate Assessment”

 

December 6, 2013: Tom Swetnam
Regents’ Professor and Director, Tree Ring Laboratory
Topic: Tree-Ring research and Laboratory tour

 

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Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy cited in Huffington Post

An article in the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (AJELP) on the state regulation of quagga (zebra) mussels is cited in the Huffington Post. Read the journal article here; see all of the great scholarship and commentary in AJELP here. 

 

 

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Congratulations AJELP award recipients!

 

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication this past year.

 

Editor of the Year: Caylin Goldey Barter
Distinguished Editors of the Year: Jacob Kavkewitz and Brian Tedder
3L Associate Editor Award: Oksana Holder
Best Copywork: Matthew Bracken
Best Comment: Benjamin Nucci
Professionalism Award: Ali Felchlin

 

* The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy is an interdisciplinary online publication that examines environmental issues from legal, scientific, economic, and public policy perspectives. Visit AJELP.com for more information.

 

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Arizona Law Faculty Participate in Humanities Seminars Program Series on Environmental Law

 

THURSDAYS 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2013

 

Visiting Scholar in Residence Stavang, Regents' Professor Glennon, Professor Gantz, Dean Miller, and Associate Dean Engel will each present a class dealing with issues in environmental law and humanities in Environmental Law at the Crossroads series offered by the College of Humanities in May 2013. For more information and to register for the classes, see here.


The speakers include:

 

  • ENDRE STAVANG is Professor of Law at the University of Oslo and Visiting Scholar in Residence (2012-13) at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He initiated the Research Group on Natural Resource Law in Oslo and leads its property team. Stavang was a Fulbright research scholar for one year at Yale Law School and has hands on experience as an appellate court judge and an in-house oil, gas, and energy lawyer.

  • ROBERT GLENNON is the author of Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It, which was published in April 2009 by Island Press.  His previous books include the highly-acclaimed Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters (2002). Glennon is Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.

 

  • DAVID GANTZ is Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law and Director, International Trade Law Program. He teaches/has taught International Trade Law, International Environmental Law NAFTA and Other Trade Agreements, Public International Law, Introduction to American Law and European Union Law. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, and his contributions to public and institutional service and he has received many awards bout for this and for his teaching.

 

  • MARC L. MILLER is the Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor at the University of Arizona College of Law. Dean Miller taught at Emory University Law School from 1988-2005, where he served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Scholarship (2003-2005). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and the author of more than 70 articles and essays on a wide range of environmental, criminal justice, immigration and legal theory topics. He currently serves as a series editor for The Edge - books focused on the intersection of environmental science, law, and policy. Dean Miller has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School and Duke Law School. Dean Miller is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), and an advisor to various criminal justice and environmental publications and organizations.

 

  • 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. Dean Engel is the co-author of an environmental law textbook, book chapters and articles. Her work appears in journals such as the UCLA Law Review Discourse, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Ecology Law Quarterly. Prior to joining the law faculty at the University of Arizona, Dean Engel held numerous permanent and temporary appointments within academia and in the public and nonprofit sectors, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts' Attorney General's Office, and Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Tulane Law Schools.


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Environmental Breakfast Club Announces 2012 - 2013 Schedule

The following is the 2012-13 schedule of Environmental Breakfast Club presentations.  The Club is a diverse group of faculty from various departments, programs and colleges on the campus who meet monthly at Arizona Law to discuss works in progress on the environment and natural resources.  All presentations will be on the first Friday of each month (January excepted), from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., in the Law College Faculty Lounge (Room 237).

 

September 7, 2012 - Christopher A. Cokinos, Associate Professor, Department of English, Institute of the Environment
Topic:  Complicity and Craft:  A Nature-and-Science Writer on the Desert and Geoengineering

 

October 5, 2012 - Kirsten H. Engel, Professor of Law, Rogers College of Law

Topic:  Anachronistic Pollution Policy:  The Case of Wildfire Smoke Regulation

 

November 2, 2012 - Rafe Sagarin, Specialist, Education-Outreach, Institute of the Environment

Topic:  Observation and Ecology: Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World

 

December 7, 2012 - Laura Lopez-Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Topic:  National Environmental Policy Act

 

February 1, 2013 - Ashley Langer, Assistant Professor, Economics, Eller College of Management
Topic:  Environmental and Energy Economics

 

March 1, 2013 - Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Biosphere 2

Topic:  Urban Ecology, Citizen Science, or Green Infrastructure

 

April 5, 2013 - Michael M. Brescia, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Ethnohistory, Arizona State Museum; Associate Professor of History

Topic:  Spanish Water Law in the Southwest

 

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HOMECOMING 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLE

Hosted by AJELP on Nov. 10, 2012       
Now at 8:30am

"Can Arizona Become Solar Powered?"

 

To avoid a conflict with the Homecoming football game, we have moved the time of the CLE. It will now run from 8:30am-10:30am in Room 168 at the University of Arizona, College of Law, in order to allow all attendees the opportunity to make it to the game on time. We apologize for an inconvenience in the time change. 

Just as a reminder, the speakers this year will be:

 

  • Peter Culp (UA Law 2001) - Mr. Culp is a partner at Squire Sanders' Phoenix office and practices environmental, water and natural resource, and federal Indian law. He has been recognized by Chambers USA for environmental matters and has served on numerous boards and commission related to natural resource and water law.

  • Ardeth Barnhart - Ms. Barnhart is the Program Director for Renewable Energy at UA's Institute for the Environment. At the Institute, she specializes in the design and implementation of strategies for the adoption of renewable energy not only in Arizona, but nationally as well.

  • Robert Glennon - Professor Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, College of Law. At the College of Law. Professor Glennon has written numerous pieces on water law including his recent book, Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It (Island Press 2009).

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010:  A Conversation with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Benjamin Grumbles, 2:30-3:30 pm, Rm. 237, Law School:    

 

Please join us for this informal presentation and discussion period with Director Grumbles.   Director Grumbles will be discussing state and federal policy on climate change.  This presentation is open to students and faculty at the law school and the University community in general. 

 

Director Grumbles was appointed the head of ADEQ in June 2009.  Mr. Grumbles has an extensive background in environmental policy formulation having served as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There he led the National Water Program involving Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, wetlands protection, ocean dumping, and the American Indian Environmental Office.

 

Prior to his years with the EPA, Mr. Grumbles served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Environmental Counsel for the Science Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Director Grumbles maintains a blog on the ADEQ website that can be accessed at: http://www.azdeq.gov/function/about/blog/bensblog.html

 

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Environmental Law Society Earth Week!

 

Monday, April 19th 12:20 PM

Room 168

Sandy Bahr Chapter Director, Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter of the Sierra Club Ms. Bahr has worked actively on environmental and political issues in Arizona for the past twenty-three years, both as a member of many government committees and as staff for several environmental organizations. At the Sierra Club, her responsibilities include advocating for environmental protection at the Arizona Legislature and with various state and federal agencies, conducting research, developing and evaluating policies, and conducting grassroots outreach and organizing. Ms. Bahr will talk about her work as an advocate, environmental lobbying, and progressive environmental policy.

 

Tuesday, April 20th 12:20 PM

Room 137

Joellen Russell, Ph.D. Biogeochemical Dynamics Laboratory, University of Arizona Dr. Russell is a master climate modeler and expert on biogeochemical dynamics, which studies the interactions between the biological, geological and chemical components of the Earth's environment. These dynamics are influenced by interactions between organisms and their surroundings, including water, air, soil and sediments. Dr. Russel will talk about how climate change models are developed and about her current research on increased acidification of the oceans and sea ice change.

 

Wednesday, April 21st 12:20 PM

Room 168

Laura Lopez-Hoffman, Ph.D. School of Natural Resources & Environment, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona Dr. Lopez-Hoffman studies the linkages between the environment and human society, in particular how science and policy affect ecosystem services. Much of Lopez-Hoffman's work focuses on the science and policy of ecosystem services in the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico. Dr. Lopez-Hoffman will be discussing her recently published book Conservation of Shared Environment: Learning from the United States and Mexico, which focuses on borderland issues.

 

Thursday, April 22nd 12:20 pm

Room 168

Paul Blowers, Ph.D. Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona Dr. Blowers studies the application of theoretical chemistry techniques to environmental problems. He is interested in advancing the development of green engineering and in training students to approach sustainability assessment through quantifiable methods. Dr. Blowers will be discussing how current proposals to regulate certain greenhouse gas chemicals may actually contribute to climate change, emphasizing the importance of in depth communication between public policy makers, lawyers, and the science/engineering community in order to create scientifically-based environmental regulation. For more information, please email ELS President Alex Smith at asmith47@email.arizona.edu

 

Lunch will be served at all events University of Arizona law school, nw corner of speedway & mountain. For more information, please email ELS President Alex Smith at asmith47@email.arizona.edu

 

Friday, April 23, 2010:  AzRISE Seminar:  “The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Imperative for a Robust Economy”, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Kiva Room of the Student Union Memorial Center, University of Arizona, 1303 E. University Blvd. 


Observers of U.S. energy policy might think of energy efficiency as a useful tool to manage the growth of our nation's energy consumption.  They might also see it as a means to ease our transition into a post-carbon world.  There is an emerging body of evidence which compels a significantly greater attention to the critical role of energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in maintaining a more productive and more prosperous economy.

This seminar will focus on the importance of energy productivity and the surprising opportunities that might greatly accelerate the nation's historical growth in economic productivity.  Distinguished speakers at the seminar will include:  John A. "Skip" Laitner, Director of Economic and Social Analysis for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and Jeff Schlegel, representative of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), a public interest organization promoting energy efficiency in Arizona and six southwestern states. 

 

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010:  A Conversation with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Benjamin Grumbles, 2:30-3:30 pm, Rm. 237, Law School:    

 

Please join us for this informal presentation and discussion period with Director Grumbles.   Director Grumbles will be discussing state and federal policy on climate change.  This presentation is open to students and faculty at the law school and the University community in general. 

 

Director Grumbles was appointed the head of ADEQ in June 2009.  Mr. Grumbles has an extensive background in environmental policy formulation having served as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There he led the National Water Program involving Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, wetlands protection, ocean dumping, and the American Indian Environmental Office.

 

Prior to his years with the EPA, Mr. Grumbles served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Environmental Counsel for the Science Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Director Grumbles maintains a blog on the ADEQ website that can be accessed at: http://www.azdeq.gov/function/about/blog/bensblog.html

 

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The 1L Class of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy Announced:

Michael T. Arase
Ashley E. Blum
Damian M. Bonura
Maryanna J. Broussard
Robert W. Current
Jennifer M. Dang
Phillip M. Daniels
J. Alexander Dattilo
Thomas R. Dennis
Joseph A. Ezzo, Jr.
Patrick B. Hall
J. Alexander Hayes
Todd D. Jarvis
Valisa E. Nez
Benjamin C. Nielsen
Lisa B. Pope
R. Steven Reed
Elizabeth N. Rollings
Scott Schindler
Jenelle M. Simmons
Andrew Spencer
Mingchanok Tejavanija
Brenton W. Twitchell
Raina Wagner

Learn more about AJELP's 1L Class here.