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Environmental Forums and Other Events

Florida State Law sponsors a wide variety of programs on environmental and land use issues, that include the Environmental Forum Series — programs intended to educate the public and improve public policy by providing a forum for discussion of timely environmental issues — and the Distinguished Lecturer Series. These latter lectures exemplify the school's commitment to cutting edge scholarship by bringing leading scholars in environmental and land use issues to the law school to discuss their scholarship and interact with faculty and students.

Spring 2014 - Environmental Law Without Congress: An Interdisciplinary Conference, featuring Todd Aagaard, Dallas Burtraw, Daniel A. Farber, William Funk, Shi-Ling Hsu, Alexandra B. Klass, Richard J. Lazarus, Nathan Richardson, J.B. Ruhl, Theda Skocpol, Janet Swim and Sandra Zellmer to be held on Friday, February 28, 2014.

 

Upcoming Events


 
  • Spring 2014 - Environmental Law Without Congress: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:30a-5:00p 
    Panelists: Richard J. Lazarus (Keynote Speaker), Howard & Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Todd Aagaard, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law, Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California-Berkeley, School of Law, William Funk, Robert E. Jones Professor of Advocacy & Ethics, Lewis & Clark Law School, Alexandra B. Klass, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Nathan Richardson, Resident Scholar, Resources for the Future, J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law, Vanderbilt, Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government & Sociology, Harvard University, Janet Swim, Professor, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, Sandra Zellmer, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law, and Shi-Ling Hsu (Moderator), Larson Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law.
    Livestream (click here)

  • Spring 2014 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:30p in Room 101: "Humble Environmental Science"
    Lecturer: John Nagle, Notre Dame University, Law School

  • Spring 2014 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:30p in Room A221
    Lecturer: Oren Perez, Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law

  • Spring 2014 Colloquium, April 16, 2013 at 3:30p in Room A221, Reception to follow (Location TBA): Presentations by Environmental LL.M. students of their research papers together with presentations by selected Environmental Certificate students.

 

Past Environmental Forums and other Programs


  • Spring 2014 - Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:30-1:30p in Room A106:  "Pursuing Student Publication & Award Opportunities"
    Lecturer:  Katrina Miller, Research Librarian, Florida State University College of Law

  • Spring 2014 - Guest Lecture, Monday, February 3, 2014 for Prof. Dave Markell's Environmental Law (9:25a, Room 208) & Administrative Law (1:40p, Room 331): Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) hearing process and an environmental enforcement/rule challenge matter that will be tried on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7, 2014 (Environmental Certificate / LL.M. students are invited to attend either class)
    Lecturer:  Judge Bram D.E. Canter, State of Florida Department of Administrative Hearings

  • Spring 2014 - DOAH Hearing on Thursday, February 6 & Friday, February 7, 2014, in the Advocacy Center's Historic Courtroom: Hearing of an environmental enforcement/rule challenge matter. (Environmental Certificate / LL.M. students are invited to attend all or parts of the hearing)
    Judges:  Judge Bram D.E. Canter, State of Florida Department of Administrative Hearings

  • Fall 2013 Environmental Forum: "Adaptation Challenges & A Review of Ongoing Initiatives"
    Panelists: Janet E. Bowman ('87), Legislative Policy & Strategies, Florida Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Will Butler, Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Julie A. Dennis, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Heidi Stiller, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center, David L. Markell (Moderator), Florida State University College of Law.
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Fall 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, November 13, 2013: Discussing her work on environmental and administrative law matters.
    Lecturer:  Anne Longman, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

  • Fall 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, October 24, 2013
    Lecturer:  Noah Valenstein, Office of the Governor

  • Fall 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, October 9, 2013: Presented forthcoming work on energy and environmental issues.
    Lecturer:  Amy Stein, Tulane University Law School

  • Fall 2013 Environmental Law Externship Lunch, September 25, 2013 (students only)
    Lecturer:  Various lawyers from several of the Organizations that offer externships.

  • Fall 2013 - 2013 Florida Section A&WMA 49th Annual Conference                                                  (For the Conference Brochure click here.)
    Featuring Several Distinguished Lecturers:  John Christy, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Herschel Vinyard, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Matt Leopold, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Sara Head, A&WMA President, Vice President at AECOM, & member of the West Coast Section Channel; Heather Ceron, Air Permitting Section Chief, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IV; Hannah Wiseman, Florida State University College of Law; Jeff LIttlejohn, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Brian Accardo, Air Resource Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Jorge R. Caspary, Division of Waste Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Michael P. Halpin, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Fall 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, September 19, 2013: "Climate Change & Public Health"
    Lecturer:  Meredith Jagger, Florida Department of Health

  • Fall 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, August 27, 2013
    Lecturer:  Angela Morrison, Hopping Green & Sams P.A.

  • Spring 2013 Colloquium, April 10, 2013
    Presentations by Environmental LL.M. students of their research papers together with presentations by selected Environmental Certificate students.

  • Spring 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, March 18, 2013: "Property Rights, Resource Access & Long-Run Growth"
    Lecturer:  Cherie Metcalf, Queen's University School of Law

  • Spring 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, March 7, 2013
    Lecturer:  Mary Thomas ('05), Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott

  • Spring 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, February 18, 2013: "Law, Politics and Cost-Benefit Analysis"
    Lecturer:  Dan Cole, Indiana University School of Law
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Spring 2013 Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture, February 7, 2013
    Lecturer: Kelly Samek, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • Spring 2013 Environmental Forum: "Effectively Governing Shale Gas Development"
    Panelists: Emily Collins, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Keith Hall, Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center; and Bruce Kramer, University of Colorado Law School
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Spring 2012 Environmental Forum: "Making One's Case with the Government: Practical Issues & Strategies"
    Panelists: Janet Bowman ('87), The Nature Conservancy - Florida Chapter; Christopher Byrd, Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Public Land Section; Charles Pattison, 1000 Friends of Florida; and Mary Thomas ('05), Executive Office of the Governor Rick Scott
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Spring 2012 Symposium: "Distinguished Lecture Series 25th Anniversary Symposium: The Future of Ocean and Coastal Law & Policy"
    Panelists: Josh Eagle, University of South Carolina School of Law; John D. Echeverria, Vermont Law School; Dr. Richard McLaughlin, Harte Research Institute; Alison Rieser, University of Hawii at Manoa; William H. Rodgers, Jr., University of Washington School of Law; and Michael Allan Wolf, University of Florida College of Law
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Fall 2011 Environmental Forum: "A New Era for Land Use Management in Florida: So What Happens Next?"
    Panelists: Robert C. Apgar ('77), Apgar & Speirs, Pl; Nancy G. Linnan ('74), Carlton Fields; Charles Pattison, 1000 Friends of Florida; and David A. Theriaque ('89), Theriaque & Spain
    Video with PowerPoint (currently working on link)

  • Spring 2011 Distinguished Lecture: "U.S. Climate Change Policy - What Next?"
    Lecturer: Jody Freeman, Harvard Law School
    Video without PowerPoint (currently working on link)

  • Spring 2011 Symposium: "Law & Sustainability Symposium: The Energy-Land Use Nexus"
    Panelists: Terrell K. Arline, County Attorney's Office; Sharon Buccino, Natural Resources Defense Council; William W. Buzbee, Emory University School of Law; John R. Nolan, Pace University Law School; Steven Ferry, Suffolk University Law School; Robert L. Glicksman, George Washington University Law School; Mike Halpin, Power Plant Siting Office; Angela R. Morrison, Hopping Green & Sams; Jim Rossi, Florida State University College of Law; and Patricia Salkin, Albany Law School;
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Fall 2010 Environmental Forum: "Energy Efficiency in Land Use Planning"
    Panelists: Janet Bowman ('87), The Nature Conservancy - Florida Chapter; Nancy G. Linnan ('74), Carlton Fields; Vivien Monaco, The Florida Bar; and Robert Pennock, Florida Department of Community Affairs
    Video without PowerPoint (currently working on link)

  • Spring 2010 Environmental Forum: "Beach Restoration: Preserving Public & Private Interests in the Shoreline"
    Panelists: Tom Ingram, Florida Open Beaches Foundation, Inc.; Scott Makar, State of Florida & Florida State University College of Law; Gary Oldehoff, Lewis Stroud & Deutsch, P.L.; and D. Kent Safriet, Hopping Green & Sams
    Video without PowerPoint (currently working on link)

  • Spring 2010 Distinguished Lecture: "A Symphonic Approach to Water Management: The Quest for New Modesl of Watershed Governance"
    Lecturer: G. Tracy Mehan, III, The Cadmus Group
    Video without PowerPoint (currently working on link)

  • Fall 2009 Environmental Forum: "Florida Agriculture & the Environment: What's on the Horizon?"
    Panelist: Chuck Aller, Agricultural Natural Resources Management; Jerry Brooks, Environmental Assessment & Restoration; Terry Cole ('70), Oertel, Fernandez, Cole & Bryant, P.A.; Eric Draper, Audubon of Florida; and David Guest, Earthjustice - Tallahassee Office
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Spring 2009 Environmental Forum: "Growth Management in a Shrinking Economy"
    Panelist: Tim Chapin, Florida State University Department of Urban & Regional Planning; Nancy G. Linnan ('74) Carlton Fields; Rebecca O-Hara ('94), Florida League of Cities; Uma Outka, 1000 Friends of Florida; Tom Pelham ('71), Florida Department of Community Affairs; and Linda Loomis Shelley, Fowler White
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Spring 2009 Career Panel
    Panelists: Winston K. Borkowski ('94), Hopping Green & Sams; Maribel Nicholson-Choice, Greenberg Traurig; Rebecca O'Hara ('94), Florida League of Cities; and Nora R. Schaffner, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • Fall 2008 Environmental Forum: "Balancing Needs? A Look at Big Bend Coastal Development"
    Panelists: Markus Huettel, Florida State University Department of Oceanography; Howard W. Kessler, Wakulla County Commissioner since 2002; Patrick F. Maroney, Florida State University College of Business / Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center; and James O'Brien, Florida State University Department of Oceanography
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Fall 2008 Distinguished Lecture: "The Effectiveness of Biodiversity Law in the United STates and Southeast Asia"
    Lecturer:  John C. Nagle, University of Notre Dame School of Law
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Spring 2008 Environmental Forum: "Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Florida: The Role of Transportation & Land Use"
    Panelists: Dr. Jeff Chanton, Florida State University Department of Oceanography; Charles Gauthier, Florida Department of Community Affairs; and Kathy Neill, Florida Department of Transportation

  • Spring 2008 Career Panel: "Non-Traditional v. Traditional Job Opportunities"
    Panelists: Tim Center, Sustainable Florida-Collins Center; Cari Roth ('83), Bryant Miller Olive; Steven M. Seibert, The Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida; and William B. Willingham, Florida Electric Cooperatives Association

  • Spring 2008 Distinguished Lecture: "All Together Now? Europe, the United States and the Global Climate Regime"
    Lecturer: Jutta Brunnee, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
    Video without PowerPoint (currently working on link)

  • Fall 2007 Environmental Forum: "Cleaning It Up: TMDLs & Water Quality Trading in Florida"
    Panelists: James Alves, Hopping Green & Sams; Dr. J. Allison Defoor, II, EarthBalance; Daryll E. Joyner, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; and Rebecca O'Hara ('94), Florida League of Cities
    Video with PowerPoint

  • Fall 2007 Career Panel: "Innovative Financing of Public Infrastructure"
    Panelists: Julian Juergensmeyer, Georgia State University College of Law; Jim Nichols, University of Florida College of Law; and Mark Mustian, Tallahassee City Commission / Nabors, Giglin & Nickerson
    Video without PowerPoint

  • Spring 2007 Environmental Forum: "Florida's Affordable Housing Crisis: Is Regulation the Cause or the Cure?"
    Panelists: Henry H. Fishkind, Fishkind & Associates; Wellington H. Meffert, II, Florida Housing Finance Cooperation; Jaimie Ross, 1000 Friends of Florida; and Shaw P. Stiller ('91), State of Florida, Florida Department of Community Affairs

  • Fall 2006 Environmental Forum: "The Role of Marine Reserves in a Fisheries Management Strategy"
    Panelists: Felicia Coleman, Florida State University Department of Biology; Robin Craig, Florida State University College of Law; Charles Shelfer, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (since 1999); and David White, The Ocean Conservancy - South Atlantic Regional office

  • Spring 2006 Symposium: "The Law & Policy of Ecosystem Services"
    Panelists: Donna Christie, Florida State University College of Law; Bill Buzzett ('86), Strategic Planning for The St. Joe Company; Bradley Pickel, Beach Management, Beaches of South Walton Tourist Development Council; and J. B. Ruhl, Florida State University College of Law

  • Spring 2006 Environmental Forum: "Integration of Land Use & Water Management in Florida"
    Panelists: Janet Bowman ('87), 1000 Friends of Florida; Bob Dennis, Florida Department of Community Affairs; Janet Llewellyn, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; John Scholz, Florida State University Department of Political Science; and George Wilson, Willson Consulting

  • Fall 2005 Environmental Forum: "Eminent Domain in Florida after Kelo v. City of New London - Property Rights v. Community Development"
    Panelists: Wade Hopping, Hopping Green & Sams; Michael Parker, City of Tallahassee; Debra W. Schiro ('86), Assistant City Attorney; Mark Seidenfeld, Florida State University College of Law; J. B. Ruhl, Florida State University College of Law

  • Spring 2005 Environmental Forum: "After the Storms: Florida's Response to the 2004 Hurricanes"
    Panelists: Linda Brown, Division of Emergency Management; Doug Buck, Governmental Affairs / Florida Home Builders Association; Gene Chalecki, Florida Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Kent Spuhler, Florida Legal Services; Paden E. Woodruff, III, Florida Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • Spring 2005 Symposium: "Default Rules in Private & Public Law: A Symposium"
    Panelists:Robert B. Ahdieh, Emory University School of Law; Jody Kraus, University of Virginia School of Law; Eric Maskin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University; Alan Schwartz, Yale University; Robert Scott, University of Virginia School of Law; Amitai Aviram, Curtis Bridgeman, Mary Crossley, Adam Hirsch, Jonathan Klick, Jim Rossi, J. B. Ruhl and Mark Seidenfeld all from the Florida State University College of Law

  • Fall 2004 Environmental Forum: "Florida's Springs: Legal & Policy Issues"
    Panelists: Janet Bowman ('87), 1000 Friends of Florida; Angela Chelette, Bureau of Ground Water Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District; Charles Gauthier, Bureau of Local Planning, Florida Department of Community Affairs; Nancy G. Linnan ('74), Carlton Fields; and Jim Stevenson, former Department of Environmental Protection and The Florida Springs Task Force

  • Spring 2004 Environmental Forum: "The Future of the Florida Panhandle"
    Panelists: Pat Blackshear, Okaloosa County Growth Management Department; Janet Bowman ('87), 1000 Friends of Florida; Billy Buzzett ('86), Strategic Planning for The St. Joe Company; and Shaw P. Stiller ('91), State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs

  • Fall 2003 Environmental Forum: "The Future of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System: Legal, Policy & Scientific Issues"
    Panelists: Jon Blanchard, The Nature Conservancy - Northeast Florida Program; Lee Edmiston, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration / Department of Environmental Protection; Helen Light, U.S. Geological Survey; and J. B. Ruhl, Florida State University College of Law

  • Spring 2003 Environmental Forum: "The Evolving Legal Status of the Florida Manatee-Options and Issues for Federal & State Protection"
    Panelists: Pete Benjamin, Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Kipp Frohlich, State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission; Patrick Rose, Government Relations, Save the Manatee Club; and John Sprague, Governmental Affairs, Marine Industries Association of Florida