Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law to Hold Conference on Energy Development and Environmental Laws on Oct. 3


IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine School of Law’s Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources will co-sponsor the First Annual Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Policy and Practice Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

WHAT: The topic: The Collision of Energy Development and Environmental Laws. Rapidly changing around the world, energy development poses new economic and environmental challenges on a daily basis. Many companies are making long-term investment and supply chain decisions based upon climate change models. “Zero” emission vehicles have changed the point of emissions from the tailpipe to the power plant, but those emissions are only as “clean” as the source that generates the power. Laws and regulations are adapting to the changing world of energy development, and this year’s conference discusses the law, politics and policies influencing these changes.

The event is co-sponsored by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. CLE credit is available (6.5 credits).

WHEN: The event will be held on Oct. 3, 2013, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111. Directions

REGISTRATION: Please register online.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications and public affairs,, (949) 824-3063.


UC Irvine School of Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked seventh in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has admissions qualifications comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.