Friday, November 17, 2006
Religion and Climate Change
Boylston Hall Room 110, Fong Auditorium, Harvard Campus
Sponsored by the Environmental Action Committee and the Interfaith Council
Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Friday
Harvard University Center for the Environment Seminar Room, 3rd Floor Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street
2:00p Tulane University CGIS Knafel Building 1737 Cambridge St. ,
Public Bads and Civic Deficits: Siting Controversial Facilities in Advanced Industrial Democracies
Daniel Aldrich. Assistant Professor of Political Science,
Bowie-Vernon Room (N262),
1737 Cambridge St.
9:00p Barker Center 12 Quincy St
Sacred Sites: Environmental Justice & Religious Freedom
12 Quincy St
Towards Efficient Air Pollution Policy in the United States
Landmark Center, West Atrium, 414A, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Robert Mendelsohn, Ph.D. and Nicholas Muller, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University
10:30a Harvard Energy Technology Innovation Project Seminar Series Belfer Center
The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Program: Past, Present, and Future
Gustavo Collantes, ETIP Fellow
Earth History and Paleobiology Seminar Series
Antonis Rokas The Broad Institute
Haller Hall 102 Geological Museum, 24
2:00p University Colorado Boulder 20 Oxford St
Seismology, ice sheets, soil moisture, and transients: New results from GPS
Kristine M. Larson, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences,
Solid Earth Physics Seminars
EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor of Hoffman Laboratory,
20 Oxford St
5:30p Harvard University University
of Toulouse 79 John F.
Kennedy Street John F. Kennedy School
Statistical vs. Identified Lives in Benefit-Cost Analysis
Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
79 John F. Kennedy Street
12:00p JFK School
Automotive Product Strategies and Carbon Burdens
John DeCicco, Senior Fellow, Environmental Defense
Innovation in Transportation Seminar Series
Shorenstein Center Conference Room/Kalb Room (Taubman 275 at
5:00p Chinese Research Academy Hong Kong Polytechnic University Scholar , China 29
Oxford St. , Cambridge
Acid Rain in China: Current Situation and a New National Initiative
WANG Tao, Professor,
Harvard China Project seminars
Pierce Hall 100F,
29 Oxford St.
Take a break before Spring Break and check out
The Climate of Environmental Justice:
University of Colorado, Boulder, March 16-17, 2007
Friday, March 16
Keynote Speaker: Representative Mark Udall, Congressman (D-CO) (invited)
Saturday, March 17
Panel 1: Environmental Justice and the Current Social and Political Climate
Robert Bullard, Clark University
Ellenn Gauna, University of New Mexico Law
Rachel Godsil, Seton Hall Law
Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State Law
Panel 2: Climate Justice: The Next Movement?
Luke Cole, Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
MIchael B. Gerrard, Partner, Arnold & Porter (N.Y.)
Ruth Gordon, Villanova law
Richard Lazarus, Georgetown UniversitTY LAW
Moderator: Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado
2:00 – 3:30 Panel 3: Strategic Planning: Creating A Roadmap for Intergenerational
Sheila Foster, Fordham Law
Cliff Rechtschaffen, Golden Gate University LAW
Dean Suagee, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP (D.C).
Nicholas Targ, Counsel, Office of Environmental Justice, EPA,
Moderator: Mark Squillace, Director of Natural Resources Law Center
The New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2006 is (drum roll please) Carbon Neutral.
Being carbon neutral involves calculating your total climate-damaging carbon emissions, reducing them where possible, and then balancing your remaining emissions, often by purchasing a carbon offset: paying to plant new trees or investing in “green” technologies such as solar and wind power.
The rise of carbon neutral reflects the growing importance of the green movement in the United States. In a CBS News/New York Times Poll in May 2006, 66% of respondents agreed that global warming is a problem that’s causing a serious impact now. 2006 also saw the launch of a new (and naturally, carbon neutral) magazine about eco-living, Plenty; the actor Leonardo DiCaprio is planning a environmentally-themed reality TV series about an eco-village; and colleges from Maine to Wisconsin are pledging to be carbon neutral within five years. It’s more than a trend, it’s a movement.
Erin McKean, editor in chief of the New Oxford American Dictionary 2e, said “The increasing use of the word carbon neutral reflects not just the greening of our culture, but the greening of our language. When you see first graders trying to make their classrooms carbon neutral, you know the word has become mainstream.”
“All the Oxford lexicographers look forward to choosing the Word of the Year. We know that people love fun, flashy words like truthiness or the latest Bushism, but we are always looking for a word that is both reflective of the events and concerns of the past year and also forward-looking: a word that we think will only become more used and more useful as time goes on.”
If making the world a better place isn't enough of a reason for you to become carbon neutral, consider doing it because the cool kids are. Al Gore, Rupert Murdoch, and the Rolling Stones are all advocates of being carbon neutral.
Monday, November 13, 2006
ABA SEER Environmental Litigation Teleconference Series: A Practitioner’s Guide to Citizen Suit Litigation
January 16, 2007 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This teleconference will provide an overview of and a practitioner’s guide to the nuts and bolts issues of citizen suit litigation under the various federal environmental statutes: CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, RCRA and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Get perspectives from practitioners representing both plaintiff and defendant interests in cases involving both regulatory enforcement and imminent endangerment causes of action. Hear practitioners provide insights and practice tips on topics such as standing and abstention, jurisdictional notice requirements, expert qualifications needed to bring or defend “imminent and substantial endangerment” cases for health and for environmental risks, future risk as a cause of action, remedies, and fee petitions for recovery of litigation costs.
* Provide basics of environmental civil enforcement program
* Provide enforcement perspective of EPA and DOJ
* Provide defense perspective of in-house Counsel and defense bar
Christopher Marraro, Partner, Howrey LLP, Washington, DC
David M. Friedland, Partner, Beveridge & Diamond, Washington, DC
Caroline Smith Pravlik, Partner, Terris Pravlik & Millian, Washington, DC
Seeking your input in a survey of new attorneys
LexisNexis has offered to help us (the Berkman Center's research initiative) learn more about how prepared new lawyers are for today’s legal work world by conducting a survey of recent graduates. I ask anyone with an interest in the topic to submit your suggestions for what this survey should entail. While not every question can be answered by this survey, I hope to get some good ideas as well as instigate some good discussion.
Because our project focuses on the influence of technology on practice and on education, I would especially appreciate questions that poke in that general direction.
So, to restate the question: As someone interested in legal education or training (whether you’re a law professor, law firm manager, CLE provider, director of professional development, legal technologist, associate, or law student), what did you wish you knew about today’s newest attorneys (say, those with 0-5 years of experience)? Also, given limited resources, should we attempt to survey one population (say, big firm associates) more thoroughly, or try to get participants from across practice settings?
Harvard Law School is seeking to hire a Clinical Director for its Environmental Law Program. Please find the job announcement below. Applications must be submitted online at wwwjobs.harvard.edu <http://www.jobsharvard.edu/> (Requisition # 28313). Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. We look forward to hearing from candidates.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Environmental Law Program (ELP) addresses issues in environmental law and policy through coursework, research, legal practice, and conferences. Position involves creation of first-ever environmental law and policy clinic at Harvard Law School. Primary role will be generating, coordinating, and supervising clinical work, conducted in partnership with outside organizations. Projects will include traditional environmental litigation, but also wider range of environmentally-related work, including legislation drafting, transactional projects, compliance counseling, consultations on environmental management systems, and preparation of policy white papers. Will be expected to create partnerships with variety of institutions, including government agencies, private organizations, and non-profit environmental groups, and supervise student clinical work either through placements in partner organizations, or through collaboration with partner organizations on in-house projects. It is expected that the Clinical Director will have annual appointment as Lecturer on Law and will teach a seminar to complement students' clinical work. Reports to Faculty Director; will also have responsibilities in designing and administering other academic aspects of ELP. Term position thru 6/30/08, subject to renewal.
Required Education, Experience and Skills
JD and admission to practice law required. Must have solid intellectual grounding in domestic and international Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and related regulation; 5-10 yrs experience in environmental legal practice; strong connections to non-profit organizations, government and industry to facilitate development of clinical projects. Experience teaching, researching, and writing for publication preferred; experience outside of the US in addition to domestic experience is a plus. Candidates must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to teach and mentor students, and should also have proven management and administrative skills<>
Additional Web Position Listing
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: The Clinical Director will direct the operation of all clinical activities of the ELP, creating and arranging placements in outside organizations and working with students during the course of their placements. The Director will also generate in-house projects through which students will collaborate with outside organizations under the director's supervision. The Director will mentor students interested in environmental law, supervise research and assist with post-graduation placements. The Director will also be expected to design and teach an academic seminar for clinical students on the topic of environmental practice. In addition, the Director will help to shape and administer non-clinical aspects of the ELP including substantive curricular development, and planning of conferences and workshops. To apply: The application process will remain open until a candidate has been selected. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including references and any publications, as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted online. Telephone inquiries and/or emailed applications will not be accepted. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.