CLEANR hosts public conferences that bring together a variety of perspectives and disciplines for a range of audiences. UCI Law has hosted or co-hosted a number of interdisciplinary conferences on various environmental topics. In addition, CLEANR hosts an annual conference series in the fall on environmental law and another in the spring on land use law, both focused on problems of particular interest to practitioners and policymakers.
Annual Fall Symposium on Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Practice
Harmonizing Marijuana Legalization with Environmental, Land Use, and Other Regulations
October 23, 2014
Co-Sponsored with Brown Rudnick LLP
Despite stringent controls at the federal level, U.S. states have adopted laws legalizing the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. A suite of land use and environmental laws may nonetheless regulate marijuana production activities, including product safety, pesticide use, environmental impacts, facility siting, and use of public lands. Attorneys also face uncertainty as to their ability to advise industry clients regarding these activities. This symposium explores these issues, guided by leading experts deeply involved at the interface of federal and state marijuana use and control. Conference schedule (PDF) | Register for the conference »
Toward a Sustainable 21st Century
Ocean Health, Global Fishing, and Food Security
November 21, 2014
Co-Sponsored with the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Chief Executive Officer
This conference will explore the latest science and domestic and international law and governance challenges of managing overfishing, habitat destruction, and pollution threats to the world’s oceans.
Spring 2015 Conferences
Symposium on Law and Governance of the Arctic
January 30–31, 2015
The symposium will explore the effectiveness of existing governance in the Arctic region, strategies for improving effective implementation, and possible alternative governance regimes. A segment of the presented papers will be published in the UCI Law Review as a symposium.
Annual Spring Symposium on Emerging Issues in Land Use Law Practice
April 9, 2015
Co-Sponsored with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
This symposium series will provide practical insights from expert practitioners, scholars, and policymakers on cutting-edge topics that are shaping modern land use law and development practice.