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16th Annual Tulane Law School Environmental Summit on Law and Policy presents “The Energy Equation”—April 1-3, 2011

March 28, 2011

Energy: how we will get it and how we will use it are two of the most important policy questions in the country today. Appropriately, both topics—the production and use of energy, which can have far reaching and sometimes unanticipated environmental effects—are highlights of this year’s Tulane Law School Summit on Environmental Law and Policy, April 1-3, at the law school’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall (6329 Freret Street).


Now in its 16th year, the 2011 summit entitled, “The Energy Equation,” will focus on many of the hot topics in United States energy policy, including natural gas fracking, peak oil, nuclear power, wind, European Union (EU) developments, the new grid, and the biggest question mark in the equation—China.


Keynote Speaker Brent Blackwelder, President Emeritus, Friends of the Earth, will address Climate Change and National Security on Friday evening, and Professor of Law John Nagle of Notre Dame will conclude Saturday’s discussion with his keynote address, “What Evangelicals Think About Climate Change and Why It Matters.” Panel speakers, representing a wide spectrum of disciplines and points of view, come from more than a dozen states and Europe. 


In conjunction with the environmental law summit, on Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., theTulane Law ReVieux Performing Arts Society will present the 6th annual spring play, “Deep Water,” a collection of four loosely related one acts, each focused on different aspects of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The performance, which will take place at the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane University’s uptown campus, is a dark comedy designed to entertain and amuse, while also highlighting some of the important legal and social issues surrounding the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Admission to “Deep Water” is free and open to the public.

To learn more or to register for the 16th Annual Tulane Law School Summit on Environmental Law and Policy,  click here .


About the Tulane Law ReVieux Performing Arts Society

The ReVieux’s primary mission is to emphasize and celebrate the rarities that make Tulane—and New Orleans—the most unique place to study American law. Conceived one day before the evacuation call, the ReVieux regrouped in the spring of 2006 to perform “Katrina Stories,” a series of local narratives written, directed, produced and performed entirely by TLS students. A tradition now in its sixth year, the ReVieux continues to rely solely on the talent and dedication of the Tulane community.

This integration of a diverse community has grown beyond simply entertaining the student body. Our spring play is now in its fourth year of partnership with the Tulane Law School Summit on Environmental Law and Policy, providing practitioners from across the country with annual productions that reflect the ecological concerns of Gulf coast residents. This year, we are proud to introduce a new tradition:  a fall variety show that benefits Tulane's Public Interest Law Foundation.


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