Environmental Program Recent & Upcoming Events

  • Environmental Event-Lecture

The FSU Program on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law offers a series of enrichment lectures and thematic events every year.  Details for upcoming events are posted as they become available, and recent events are listed below. Please contact Jella Roxas for more information.

Previous Events

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture 
How Conservatives are Positioned to Lead on Climate Change

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | View recording
Bob Inglis, former congressman (R-SC), founder and executive director of RepublicEn

Spring 2021 Distinguished Lecture Program
Mapping the New Urban Commons: Law and Resource Stewardship in the City
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | View recording

Sheila Foster, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy, Georgetown Law

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture 
Climate Change and Variability in Florida: What We Know (And Don’t Know) 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | View recording
David Zierden, state climatologist, Florida State University

Energy Law Panel 2021
Rooftop Solar Energy in Florida: Opportunities and Obstacles
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | View recording

Panelists include Justin Hoysradt, president of the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association; Bentina Terry, senior vice president of the Georgia Power Company, Susan Glickman, Florida director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and James Fenton, Ph.D., director of the Florida Solar Energy Center. The panel will be moderated by FSU Law alumnus Robert Schef Wright ('92). 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 | View recording

Mariana Fuentes, assistant professor, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University 

Fall 2020 Distinguished Lecture Program
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | View recording

Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | View recording

Richard Murphy, AT&T professor of law, Texas Tech University 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Monday, September 28, 2020 | View recording

Ian MacDonald, professor of oceanography, Florida State University 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Understanding Energy Justice and Just Transitions
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lecturer: Hannah Wiseman, attorneys' title professor, Florida State University College of Law

Spring 2020 Environmental Distinguished Lecture
The Scapegoating of Environmental Regulation
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Lecturer: Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils professor and director, Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School 

Local Autonomy and Energy Law Symposium 
Friday, February 21, 2020

Panelists: Richard Briffault, Joseph P. Chamberlain professor of legislation, Columbia Law School (keynote speaker); John Nolon, Professor of Law, Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law; Erin Scharff, associate professor of law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Rick Su, professor of law, University of North Carolina School of Law; Sarah Swan, assistant professor of law, FSU College of Law; Shelley Welton, assistant professor of law, University of South Carolina School of Law; Michael Wolf, Richard E. Nelson eminent scholar chair in local government law, University of Florida Levin College of Law 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Sustainable Business and Environmental Law
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Lecturer: Inara Scott, assistant dean for teaching and learning excellence, associate professor, Oregon State University College of Business 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Panel
Reynolds v Florida Panel Discussion: Florida Climate Change Litigation 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 

Panelists: Andrea Rodgers, senior staff attorney, Our Children’s Trust 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Offshore Aquaculture: Spatial Planning for a “Blue Revolution”
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lecturer: Sarah Lester, FSU Department of Geography

Fall 2019 Environmental Distinguished Lecture
Complexity and the Energy Transition in the Age of Fracture
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lecturer: David Spence, Baker Botts chair in law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law; professor, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Vague Laws, Absent Rules, and Ambiguous Language: Responding to a Mandate to Plan for Sea Level Rise in Florida
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lecturer: William Butler, associate professor, master's program director, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Environmental Law: One Lawyer's Path
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lecturer: Silvia Alderman, chair, Water Task Force, Akerman LLP 

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Navy SONAR and Marine Mammals
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lecturer: Michael Gray, attorney, Appellate Division, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Negative Value Property
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lecturer: Bruce Huber, professor of law, Robert & Marion Short scholar, University of Notre Dame Law School

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
The Reluctant Environmental Agency
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lecturer: Tara Righetti, associate professor of law, University of Wyoming College of Law

Spring 2019 Environmental Distinguished Lecture
Institutional Pathologies in the Regulatory State: What Scott Pruitt Taught Us About Regulatory Policy
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Lecturer: Richard Revesz, Lawrence King professor of law, dean emeritus, director, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law

Panel Discussion: Energy Resilience
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Panelists: Sara Rollet Gosman, assistant professor of law, University of Arkansas School of Law; Kevin B. Jones, director, Institute for Energy and the Environment, professor of energy technology and policy, Vermont Law School; Romany Webb, climate law fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School; James Van Nostrand, director, Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, professor of law, West Virginia University College of Law
Moderator: Robert Scheffel “Schef” Wright, Shareholder, Gardner, Bist, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
The National Flood Insurance Program at Fifty: How the Fifth Amendment Taking Doctrine Skews Federal Flood Policy
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lecturer: Christine Klein, Chesterfield Smith professor, University of Florida Research Foundation professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Fall 2018 Environmental Distinguished Lecture
Tribes, Cities, and Children: Emerging Voices in Environmental Litigation
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Lecturer: Nina Mendelson, Joseph L. Sax collegiate professor of law, University of Michigan Law School

Panel Discussion: Hog Farming, Past, Present & Future
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Panelists: Andy Curliss, CEO, North Carolina Pork Council; Kelsey Eberly, staff attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund; Laurie Ristino, director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, associate professor of law, Vermont Law School; Kelly Zering, professor and extension specialist, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
Monday, September 17, 2018

Lecturer: Noah Valenstein, secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Environmental Certificate Enrichment Lecture
The Not-So-Secret Science Behind Air Pollution Regulation
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lecturer: Christopher Holmes, assistant professor, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University

Environmental Certificate & Environmental LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
Sea Turtle Conservation in a Changing World
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Lecturer: Mariana Fuentes, assistant professor, Florida State University Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Environmental Certificate & Environmental LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
The Tracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lecturer: Daniel Raimi, research specialist: Energy, Technology, Policy and Economics; lecturer in public policy, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Spring 2018 Environmental Distinguished Lecture
The Supreme Court's Regulatory Takings Doctrine: Common-Law Constitutionalism Runs Aground
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lecturer: Thomas Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes professor of law, Columbia Law School

Environmental Certificate & Environmental LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Suing the President to Protect the Bears Ears National Monument

Lecturer: Justin Pidot, associate professor with tenure, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Fall 2017 Symposium: "Energy Policy and Markets in a Shifting Federal-State Landscape"
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 

Participants: Lincoln Davies, Hugh B. Brown presidential endowed chair in law, University of Utah College of Law; Dr. Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, assistant professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh; Emily Hammond, professor of law, The George Washington University Law School; Kate Konschnik, director of Harvard Law School’s Environmental Policy Initiative of the Environmental Law Program and lecturer on law; Felix Mormann, associate professor, Texas A&M University School of Law and faculty fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University; Jim Rossi, professor and director, Program in Law and Government, Vanderbilt Law School; Kristen van de Biezenbos, assistant professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law.

Fall 2017 Environmental Distinguished Lecture: "The City NIMBY & the Suburban NIMBY"
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lecturer: Vicki Been, Boxer Family professor of law, New York University School of Law

Fall 2017 Environmental Forum: "The Psychology of Climate Change: Why Do People Believe What They Believe?"
Friday, September 29, 2017
Panelists: Janet Swim, professor of Psychology, Penn State University; Jerry Taylor, president, Niskanen Center; Irina Feygina, director of behavioral science and assessment, Climate Central; John Cook, research assistant professor, George Mason University; Janet Bowman, senior policy advisor, Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law Spring 2017 Student Colloquium
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 

Student Participants: Jessica Farrell, James Brent Marshall, Michael Melli, Justin Peters and Sharon Wyskiel

Municipal Utilities and Cooperatives: Transitioning to a Lower-Carbon Future Conference
Friday, March 24, 2017

Municipally-owned utilities and electric cooperatives provide electricity to millions of U.S. customers. The conference explored the challenges and opportunities faced by these entities as they transition to lower-carbon energy sources in response to changing market forces. 
Download event white paper PDF here.

Environmental Certificate & Environmental LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
Optimizing Energy Policy for Long-Term Economic Welfare
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lecturer: Robert Scheffel "Schef" Wright, shareholder of Gardner, Bist, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia, & Wright, P.A.

Spring 2017 Environmental Distinguished Lecture: "Planning for Density — Promises, Perils and Paradoxes"
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lecturer: Nicole Stelle Garnett, John P. Murphy Foundation professor of law, University of Notre Dame Law School

Spring 2017 Environmental Forum: "Springs Protection in Florida"
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Panelists: Andrew Bartlett, deputy secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Janet Bowman, director of legislative policy and strategies, The Nature Conservatory Florida Chapter; David Childs, partner, Hopping Green & Sams; and Rebecca O’Hara, senior legislative advocate, Florida League of Cities

Environmental Certificate & Environmental LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
Controlling the Environmental Costs of Obesity
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lecturer: Roberta Mann, Mr. & Mrs. L.L. Stewart professor of business law, University of Oregon School of Law

Fall 2016 Environmental Distinguished Lecture
The Greening of the Global Judiciary
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lecturer: Robert Percival, Robert F. Stanton professor of law, University of Maryland School of Law

Environmental Certificate & Environmental LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
Developing Energy Markets to Preserve Natural Resources: The Case of Southern Forests
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lecturer: Blake Hudson, Burlington resources professor of environmental law and Edward J. Womac, Jr. professor of energy law, Paul M. Herbert Law Center, Louisiana State University

Environmental Law Without Courts Conference
Friday, September 16, 2016

Conference participants: Eric Biber, Robin Kundis Craig, Robert Glicksman, Emily Hammond, Shi-Ling Hsu, Sharon Jacobs, Sarah Light, Arden Rowell, Mark Seidenfeld, and Christopher Walker

Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law Spring 2016 Colloquium
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Presentations by Environmental LL.M. students of their research papers together with presentations by selected Environmental Certificate students. More Information...

Spring 2016 Environmental Distinguished Lecture: "Commons, Cognition and Climate Change"
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lecturer: Carol Rose, Yale Law School and the University of Arizona College of Law

Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 

Lecturers: Kelly Samek, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Environmental Certificate & LL.M. Enrichment Lecture
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Lecturer: Courtney Schoen, Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP)

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