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Deepwater Horizon Lecture Series to Begin August 30(2)

August 25, 2010

With Tulane Law School's Deepwater Horizon Lecture Series set to begin on Monday, August 30, the organizers have posted a comprehensive web page at www.law.tulane.edu/bp which includes the lecture schedule, course readings, a database of additional source references, and a list of suggested research topics.  The lectures will be streamed live through the web page and will be digitally archived for public access throughout the fall semester.

The lecture series speakers are as follows:

August 30 - Litigation
Stuart Smith, Esq., New Orleans (civil litigation) and Joel Waltzer, Esq., New Orleans (public litigation)

September 7 - Blowout: What Happened and What Went Wrong
Dr. Eric Smith, Tulane Business School and Dr. Bob Bea, University of California at Berkeley

September 13 - The Gulf Ecosystem: Diversity and Threats
Dr. Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana University Marine Consortium and Dr. Eugene Turner, Louisiana State University

September 20 - Oil on Water
Dr. Ed Overton, Louisiana State University (chemistry), and Dr. Ralph Portier, Louisiana State University (remedies)

September 24 - Legal Aspects: Maritime, Environmental and Civil Law
Professor Oliver Houck, Tulane Law School
Professor Robert Force, Tulane Law School
Professor Joshua Force, Tulane Law School and Sher, Garner
Professor Martin Davies, Tulane Law School
Professor Mark Davis, Tulane Law School
Professor Adam Babich, Tulane Law School

September 27 - Responses: Cleanup and Barriers
Dr. Mark Culp, University of New Orleans (berms) and Dr. Earl Melancon, Nicholls State University (diversions, communities)

October 11 - Impacts and Evaluation
Dr. Michael Blum, Tulane University (fish and wildlife) and Dr. Robert Costanza, University of Vermont (ecological economics)

October 18 - Beyond BP
Dr. Paul Templet, Louisiana State University, and others to be announced


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