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.

Upcoming Conferences

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

Keynote Speakers

Lou CorreaLou Correa
State Senator
(D-Santa Ana)

Dale GieringerDale Gieringer
California NORML

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

Keynote Speaker

Andrew SharplessAndrew Sharpless
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.

Past Conferences >