As part of the center’s strategic plan to promote innovative thinking and engagement about environmental and land use law, each year CLEANR convenes a series of lectures on a particular environmental law issue.
Chamyúuy~wóoyilash Where We Bow Our Heads Out of Respect: Cultivating Consciousness in Acjachemen Homelands
April 8, 2015
A panel of Native community leaders and academics discussed the history of the lands now known as Irvine and the relationships between the place, the university and the Indigenous communities in whose territory the campus is located. Discussion topics included the history of development’s impacts upon Native Nations in Orange County, the legal issues raised by development, and Native cultural perspectives on good planning and development. Event details
Sponsored by UC Irvine School of Law, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, ADVANCE Program for Equity & Diversity and American Indian Resource Program
Genetically Modified: Food Security, Health & the Environment
March 10, 2014
CLEANR convened a panel of distinguished experts to explore some of the major issues raised by genetically modified food. Panelists initially presented from their particular discipline on the health, security, environmental and intellectual property, and political issues of GM food. Subsequently, the panelists engaged in a dialogue on the issues raised by their initial remarks, followed by an opportunity for questions from and discussions with the broader interdisciplinary audience of students, faculty, administrators, lawyers, government officials, and other members of the public. Event details
Daniel A. Farber
Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
September 27, 2012
Beyond Imagination: Government Blind Spots Regarding Catastrophic Risks
Prof. Farber specializes in constitutional and environmental law in the United States, and has written numerous books and articles on disaster law. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment.
Feinberg Rozen, LLP and Fund Administrator, BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund
March 21, 2013
Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges
Mr. Feinberg has been key to resolving many of our nation’s most challenging disputes. He is best known for serving as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. In addition, Mr. Feinberg administered victim compensation for the BP Deepwater Horizon, Virginia Tech, Aurora Theater, and Penn State-Sandusky tragedies, as well as TARP Executive Compensation.
Richard J. Lazarus
Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard University, and former Executive Director, President’s Commission to investigate the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
February 7, 2012
The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill: Investigating its Root Causes at the Request of the President
In this inaugural lecture, Professor Lazarus reflected on his experience as Executive Director of the President’s Commission to investigate the Gulf Oil Spill, focusing on the political challenges of running the Commission, the Commission’s findings, and subsequent events and lessons related to the disaster.
Lisa Grow Sun
Associate Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
March 28, 2013
Disaster Wars: War Metaphors and Disaster Response
Professor Sun has become a leader in the emerging field of Disaster Law, and her current work focuses on disaster mythology – misconceptions we have about the ways that people typically react in the aftermath of disasters.
Dean, Washington University School of Law and Individual Trustee, BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust
November 9, 2012
Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust
Dean Syverud is a leader in American and legal education who has written and taught extensively about complex litigation, insurance law, civil procedure, negotiation, and legal education.