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Tulane Law School's 13th Annual Environmental Conference on Law, Science and the Public Interest

March 28, 2008 7:29 AM

Climate Change: In the Community & the Courtroom 

April 4 & 5 2008 

Tulane Law School's 13th Annual Environmental Conference on Law, Science, & the Public Interest will take place on April 4-5, 2008. The overarching theme this year is “Climate Change: In the Community and the Courtroom“ which will feature discussions given by an all-star lineup of attorneys, professors, scientists, activists, and industry representatives. Keynoting the Conference will be world-famous ethnobotanist, Dr. Mark Plotkin; President of The Apollo Alliance, Jerome Ringo; and author of “The Secret History of the War on Cancer,“ Dr. Devra Davis. The Conference will also feature a luncheon with a book signing by Dr. Davis, evening receptions with live music, and a play about global warming written by a 3L at Tulane.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Mark Plotkin, world famous ethnobotanist and founder of the Amazon Conservation Team   Dr. Devra Davis , author of “When Smoke Ran Like Water“ and “The Secret History of the War on Cancer“   Jerome Ringo , President of Apollo Alliance and Former Chair of the National Wildlife Federation

Featuring panels on:

  • The Science of Climate Change
  • Recent Climate Change Litigation
  • The Current State of Biofuels
  • Environmental Ethics & Post-Kyoto Action
  • Global Warming's Effect on Endangered Species
  • The Morganza Project: A viable Solution?
  • Sea Level Rise & Coastal Risk
  • Carbon Market Mechanisms
  • Effects of Climate Change on Rivers & Water
  • International & U.S. Legislative Response to Climate Change
  • Sustainable City Planning & Development
  • Climate Change Impacts on Indigenous Communities
  • Coal Industry in the Post- Mass. v. EPA World

CLE Credit Offered for all Attorneys

Location:  Tulane Law School 6329 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70118 

  For more information:  contact Conference Chair Dante DiPasquale at ddipasqu@tulane.edu