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Week of January, 23rd, 2012

2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium

Mark your Calendars! On March 30, 2012, ELS will be co-hosting the 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium. Stay tuned for the speaker list and agenda. Questions? E-mail greatlakessymposium@gmail.com.


Protecting the Great Lakes Symposium

On February 24, 2012 the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation and the Field Museum of Natural History will present a day-long symposium titled "Protecting the Great Lakes."  There will be several participation options: attend in-person at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago; view online via Live Webcast; or view online via Delayed Webcast (view uninterrupted program or in segments).   Detailed program information, including faculty bios, is available at www.7thcircuitbar.org.

The five Great Lakes constitute the largest system of surface freshwater on earth. They contain twenty percent of the world's freshwater resource. About one tenth of the population of the United States and one quarter of the population of Canada rely on the Great Lakes for fresh water.  They are also a natural resource of beauty to its residents and visitors, as well as an instrument of commerce.

The fifteen faculty for this symposium are from the United States and Canada, and they are experts in the threats to the Great Lakes from diversion, pollution, climate change, catastrophes, and invasive species, as well as the tangled web of treaties, provincial and state laws, and municipal laws relating to these topics.

This is a very timely symposium for lawyers generally, environmental lawyers, and interested citizens of the United States and Canada.

The symposium is supported financially by foundations, law firms and others, and as a consequence it is priced to encourage viewership.  To further encourage viewership, the sponsors will make arrangements for viewing without fee by law school audiences as well as college and university audiences.

For more information, visit www.7thcircuitbar.org.











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