Mon Sep 01 2014   

News and Events

Environmental Breakfast Club
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



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, or Mary Black, Adaption Program Manager, at




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.