Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators

Beus Center for Law & Society

 Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona

Friday, May 11, 2018

8:00-8:30 am

Check-in and Light Breakfast (Beus Center for Law & Society


Introductions and Morrison Laureate Address (Great Hall)

Morrison Laureates:  Hari Osofsky & Jacqueline Peel, Energy Partisanship, 65 Emory L.J. 695 (2016)

Jacqueline Peel / Peel, Morrison Prize – Energy Partisanship


Break-out Session #1

Room 1
Freestanding Presentations:  “Sustainability and Property Rights”

  • Blake Hudson, University of Houston Law Center, “The Most Wicked Environmental
    Problem of Our Time: Land Development”
  • Christine Klein, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Deadly Takings
  • Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School, Eminent Domain and Energy Infrastructure
  • Michael Wolf, University of Florida Levin College of Law, “The Privilege and Immunity of
    “Protection by the Government”

Room 2 
Panel:  “Environmental Justice and the Social Pillar of Sustainable Development”

  • Sumudu Atapattu, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY Law School
  • Carmen G. Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law
  • Elizabeth Kronk Warner, University of Kansas School of Law

Room 3 
Panel:  “Climate, Energy, and Justice

  • Shalanda Baker, Northeastern University
  • Alice Kaswan, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Shelley Welton, University of South Carolina School of Law


Break-out Session #2

Room 1
Panel:  “Energy, Democracy, and Sustainability

  • James Coleman, Southern Methodist University
  • Bruce Huber, Notre Dame Law School
  • Sharon Jacobs, University of Colorado Law School
  • Shelley Welton, University of South Carolina School of Law

Room 2
Freestanding Presentations: “Sustainability and Water Law” 

Room 3
Panel:  “Environmental Law and Social Science”

  • Shi-Ling Hsu, Florida State University College of Law
  • Jonathan R. Nash, Emory University School of Law
  • Tracey Roberts, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • Stephanie Stern, Chicago Kent College of Law


Lunch & Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker:  Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr., Stanford Law School


Break-out Session #3

Room 1
Freestanding Presentations:  “Sustainability and Administrative Law” 

Room 2
Panel:  “Sustainable Power:  Law & Policy Initiatives”

  • K.K. DuVivier, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Steven Ferrey, Suffolk University Law School
  • Gina Warren, University of Houston Law Center
  • Steven Weissman, Berkeley Law

Room 3
Panel:  “Food, Household Products, and Sustainability”

  • Jane Cohen, University of Texas School of Law
  • Andrea Freeman, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Ernesto Hernandez-Lopez, Fowler School of Law, Chapman University
  • Steph Tai, University of Wisconsin Law School


Break-out Session #4

Room 1
Panel: “Citizen Monitoring” 

  • Ann Eisenberg, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Robert Glicksman, George Washington University Law School
  • Lee Paddock, George Washington University Law School
  • George Wyeth, George Washington University Law School

Room 2
Panel:  “Sustainable Futures:  “Sociotechnical Imaginaries in National Commitments to the Paris Agreement”

  • Daniel Chow, Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
  • Kristen van de Biezenbos, University of Calgary Faculty of Law
  • Gregg Macey, Brooklyn Law School
  • Melissa Mortazavi, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Room 3
Freestanding Presentations:   “Sustainability, Land Use, and Natural Resource Management”

  • Paolo Davide Farah, West Virginia University Rockefeller School & College of Law, “Conflict between Property Rights and Mineral Rights in a Comparative Perspective”
  • Jessica Owley, SUNY Buffalo Law School, “Who is the America in America First: Shifts
    in Land Conservation in the Trump Administration”
  • Jonathan Rosenbloom, Drake University School of Law, “Fifty Shades of Gray
    Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities”
  • Kellen Zale, University of Houston Law Center, “Progressive Cities and Reactionary
    States: Local Innovation, State Control, and the Politics of Sustainability”