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

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. Draft Schedule PDF >


Betsy Baker
Vermont Law School, USA
Michael Byers
University of British Columbia, CANADA
Joseph DiMento
UC Irvine School of Law, USA
Tore Henriksen
UIT, The Arctic University of Norway, NORWAY
Brian Israel
United States Department of State, USA
Timo Koivurova
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, FINLAND
Tullio Scovazzi
Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, ITALY
Oran Young
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara, USA


Jordan Diamond
UC Berkeley School of Law, USA
Robert E. Lutz
Southwestern School of Law, USA
Michael Robinson-Dorn
UC Irvine School of Law, USA
Jessica M. Shadian
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, DENMARK

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 >