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Week of January, 30th, 2012
Environmental Law Society General Meeting on January 31st at 12:00
have some extremely exciting topics to discuss with everyone, including
an introduction to the Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium,
upcoming networking events and activities, and the upcoming roundtable
event. We will hold a general meeting to discuss all of this on Tuesday, January 31st at noon in room 155. FREE FOOD will be provided!
Anthony Licata's speaker event on February 7th at 1:00 pm
On February 7th at 1:00 pm in room 170,
in conjunction with the Real Estate Law Society, Anthony Licata, the
current real estate Department Head and Chief Operating Officer of
Shefsky & Froelich, will present personal experiences and address
questions regarding overlapping environmental and real estate
concerns. In addition to his work at Shefsky & Froelich Mr.
Licata has a wealth of legal experience having served as partner for
Sidley & Austin, general counsel for The Broadacre Companies, and
graduating cum laude from Harvard Law. Mr. Licata's full bio is
attached - http://www.shefskylaw.com/?t=3&A=527&format=xml. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
National Association of Environmental Law Society Events
NAELS is kicking off 2012 with a bang - and 2 opportunities to learn, network, and take action!
-The 25th Annual NAELS Conference in Ann Arbor: On March 20-22, 2012
join us back where it all started in 1989 to celebrate 25 years of
NAELS and environmental law and, more importantly, to plan for the
coming 25. The University of Michigan ELS will host a set of fantastic
speakers including Supreme Court expert Richard Lazarus, NOAA General
Counsel Lois Schiffer, Michigan Environmental Law & Policy Program
Director Professor David Uhlmann, and many other veterans of the
environmental law field. For more information, visit: http://www.naels.org/content/naels-conference-2012
-UN conference on Sustainable Development: Rio + 20, June 20-22, 2012:
Thanks to NAELS Alumnus and 2001 Conference Chair Jason Hill, NAELS is
now registered as a group for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable
Development - otherwise known as the Rio +20 Meetings. To put
your name on a list of possible attendees, please send an email of
interest to email@example.com. For more information visit: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/.