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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The AALS Poster Project: Jessica Owley Lippmann's Conservation Easements and Global Climate Change

Jessica Owley Lippmann presented the poster Conservation Easements and Global Climate Change (Download Conservation Easements and Global Climate Change):

Conservation Easements and Global Climate Change 

Professor Lippmann is a professor at Pace Law School, where she has taught since 2009. Her teaching interests are in the areas of property, environmental law, administrative law, and Indian law. She has published articles such as The Emergence Exacred Conservation Easements, 84 Nebraska Law Review 1043 (2006), Preservation as Mitigation Under CEQA: Ho-hum or Uh-oh?, 14 Environmental Law News  18 (with David Levy) (2005), and Exacted Conservation Easements: The Hard Case of Endangered Species Protection, 19 Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation 293 (2004). According to Professor Lippmann,

the poster presents several projects that I am working on instead of just one paper. Generally, I have been exploring climate change and land conservation. Specifically, I am examining the use of one private land conservation tool (conservation easements) and how they are (1) affected by climate change and (2) can respond to climate change. The goal of my poser was to present three lines of inquiry on these topics to solicit feedback and interest from others in the field.

I decided to submit a poster to AALS because as a new professor, it is hard to make connections with people in (and out of) your field. I hoped this would provide me an opportunity to discuss my work with other scholars. This was mildly successful. Although few people stopped by during the designated poster session, several people e-mailed me to request a copy of my poster.
    
I will presenting some of these ideas at the upcoming Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, OR and hope to have the first two papers ready in the fall.

-CM

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