Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association (LSA) starts today in Honolulu, Hawaii. I’ve been to most annual meetings in the past 15 years, but this year I won’t make it because I am halfway across the world in Spain.
LSA Annual Meetings are very vibrant events, with an incredible array of panels featuring not just established scholars but also lots of young ones. The great majority of people who attend present a paper or otherwise moderate or speak on a panel. LSA embraces a diversity of empirical scholarship; as the website states , “Members bring training in law, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, economics, and history as well as in other related areas to the study of sociolegal phenomena.” This year’s program includes 2,200 people and 500 panels. And although the meeting is large, it’s not hard to find what you are interested in. Panels and presentations are categorized by keywords (of which there are about 50) like “Environment and Landscape;” “Regulation and Governance,” “Access to Justice,” “Economy and Society,” “Non-State Legal Actors,” and “Risk.”
Below are the names and presentation titles of some of our US environmental law prof colleagues who will be there (apologies if I missed you!) The meeting has become very international – I think I remember hearing that more than half of the participants last year came from outside the US. If you are interesting in going in 2013, the meeting will be in Boston from May 30 - June 2. The call for participation will likely be issued this October with submissions due in early December (last year’s call is here). Hope to see you there next year!
- Lesley McAllister
Cinnamon Carlarne (Ohio State University), When One Treaty Is Not Enough: The Future of Global Climate Governance
David M. Driesen (Syracuse University), Financial and Climate Regulation: Macro or Micro?
Daniel Farber (University of California, Berkeley), Events Beyond Imagination? Integrating Catastrophic Risks into Decision Making
Alice Kaswan (University of San Francisco), Climate Change, the Clean Air Act, and Industrial Pollution: Traditional versus Market-Based Regulation
Albert Lin (University of California, Davis), Does Geoengineering Present a Moral Hazard?
Justin Pidot (University of Denver), Insuring Coastal Retreat
Katherine A Trisolini (Loyola Law School), Acclimatizing to a Warmer Planet
Amy J. Wildermuth (University of Utah), Heightened Review in Environmental Cases: Fact or Fiction?
Sandra Zellmer (University of Nebraska), Wilderness Imperatives: A Comparative Analysis