Media Advisory: UC Irvine Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources Presents Inaugural Lecture


IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2012 - UC Irvine School of Law's Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources presents its inaugural lecture by Prof. Richard Lazarus on the gulf oil spill.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., with reception to follow.

WHAT: In his lecture, "The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill: Investigating its Root Causes at the Request of the President," Lazarus will reflect on his experiences as Executive Director of the President's Commission to investigate the gulf oil spill, focusing on the political challenges of running the Commission, its findings, and subsequent events and lessons related to the disaster.

WHO: Prof. Richard Lazarus is the Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Supreme Court Advocacy, and Torts.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Room EDU 1131. Directions and parking information.

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP online. MCLE credit is available.

MORE INFORMATION: The Center's web page

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, Assistant Dean for Communications,, (949) 824-3063.


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