Environmental Law Colloquium

Earth's changing climate promises to be the defining issue of the 21st century, and how humanity responds may well determine the fate of many nations. In this colloquium, we examine the scientific basis for climate projections and explore the basis for mitigation measures such as carbon taxes and cap-and-trade schemes.

Recognizing that some amount of climate change will occur regardless of what humanity does now, we also study the emerging science and policy of climate change adaptation--how to enact policy measures to adapt to the sea level changes, drought/flood cycles, species migrations, and other climate-related effects that threaten a significant percentage of the world's population. Finally, we examine public perceptions of climate change and the relationship between mitigation and adaptation in shaping those perceptions.

Spring 2019

Organized by Professors Michael Barsa and David Dana.

Except when otherwise noted all sessions take place on Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:20 pm in McCormick 175.

January 24
Kimberly Gray, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

January 31
Eric Biber, Professor of Law, Director, Environmental and Energy Law Programs, Berkeley Law, University of California

February 14
Kimberly Suiseeya, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

February 21
David Weisbach, Walter J. Blum Professor of Law, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

February 28
Joshua Sarnoff, Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law

March 7
Dan Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, Berkeley Law, University of California

March 14
Alex Camacho, Professor of Law, Director, UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, University of California, Irvine School of Law

March 21
David Victor, Professor; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, UC San Diego

Spring 2018

Organized by Professors Michael Barsa and David Dana

Except when otherwise noted, all sessions take place on Thursdays from 1:30pm - 3:20pm in McCormick 375.

January 18
Daniel Horton, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

January 25
Patrick Parenteau, Senior Counsel, Institute for Energy and the Environment Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

February 1
J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law; Director, Program on Law and Innovation; Co-director, Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Vanderbilt Law School

February 8
Felix Mormann, Faculty Fellow, Stanford Law School

February 15
Anne Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, UCLA School of Law

February 22
Holly Doremus, James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Berkeley Law

March 1
Kimberly Suiseeya, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

March 15
David Uhlmann, Jeffrey F. Liss Professor from Practice; Director, Environmental Law and Policy Program, University of Michigan

April 5
Keith Woodhouse, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University