February 23, 2012
The Tulane Environmental Law Society is hosting the 17th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy on March 2-3. This year’s theme, "From Local to Global," focuses on the crosscutting nature of environmental issues and the connections they entail. Nineteen expert panels will address topics ranging from the criminal investigation of the BP oil spill and the local movement to take down the Claiborne overpass to environmental justice claims in the Inter-American Courts and the problem of plastic waste in the oceans. Keynote speaker, Charles C. Mann, will close the event Saturday evening. Mann is the author of critically acclaimed books 1491 and 1493.
Last year’s summit drew approximately 400 people, including professionals, students, local activists, and environmentally minded people from around the country. This year the Tulane Environmental Law Society hopes to further expand its reach by making admission free for students at all levels, faculty, alumni and members of NGOs.
Co-sponsors include the Loyola Environmental Law Society, the Coalition to Restore Costal Louisiana, the League of Women Voters, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, the American Bar Association, among many more.
Registration is now open on the TELS website, summit.law.tulane.edu, and continues to the day of the event. A complete list of panel topics and speakers is also available on the website.