Thursday, June 2, 2011

Comparative Law Conference on Sustainability June 11th in Montréal

Weekend in Montréal anyone? The McGill Faculty of Law and Vermont Law School present a joint cross-border conference on Sustainability: Achieving Environmental Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change. 

Kat Garvey

For the full agenda...




June 11, 2011

9:00 A.M. until 5:30 P.M.

Room 312, New Chancellor Day Hall, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Montréal, Québec, Canada




Session 1.  9:00-10:30. Ecology and Policy


  • Jason J. Czarnezki, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School:  The Information Approach to Creating a Sustainable Food System: Implementation of Environmental Life-Cycle Labeling for Food.
  • Raphael Fischler, Associate Professor and Director, McGill School of Urban Planning:  Social Regulation and Land Use Planning Policy.
  • Richard Janda, Associate Professor of Law, McGill Faculty of Law: The Justice Foundations of Ecological Economics.
  • Patrick Parenteau, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School: Ecosystem Effects of Climate Change.




Session 2.  10:45-12:15.  Domestic Law


  • Martha L. Judy, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School:  Potentially Socially Responsible CERCLA?
  • Hoi Kong, Assistant Professor of Law, McGill Faculty of Law: Sustainable Development and Land Use Regulation in Canada.
  • Mark Latham, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School: Climate Change—Just Say No!
  • Gregory Mikkleson, Associate Professor, McGill School of the Environment: Ecology and Democracy.




Session 3.  1:15-2:45. Comparative Coastal Zone Management


  • Richard O. Brooks, Professor of Law Emeritus, Vermont Law School:

Making the “Mediterranean of the Western Hemisphere” a Sustainable Community: Connecticut’s Coastal Management Program and Long Island Sound.

  • Aldo Chircop, Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University: Legal Frameworks for Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management in Canada and the EU—Some Insights from Comparative Analysis.
  • Briana Collier, J.D. 2011, Vermont Law School, Orchestrating our Oceans:  Effectively Implementing Coastal Marine Spatial Planning in the U.S.
  • L. Kinvin Wroth, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School:  Six Flags over Champlain Revisited—A Case for Coastal Zone Management or Coastal Marine Spatial Planning?




Session 4.  3:00-4:15. Binational Management and Comparative Law


  • Robert P. Godin, Adjunct Professor of Law, McGill Faculty of Law, and Martin Mimeault, Québec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Parks: Transnational Sustainability Regulation: Landfill Expansion in Franklin County, on the New York and Québec Borders.
  • Sara Phillips, LL.M. Candidate, McGill Faculty of Law and School of Environment:  Fracturing of Nations: Regulatory Reform and Comparative Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada and the United States.
  • Jack Tuholske, Visiting Professor of Law, Vermont Law School:  The Management of Transboundary Resources—the North Fork of the Flathead.


Session 5.  4:15-5:30. International Law


  • Betsy Baker, Associate Professor of Law, and Samantha Fow, J.D. 2012, Vermont Law School: Sustainability as a Principle of Resource Exploitation in the Arctic.
  • Meredith Cairns, LL.B/B.C.L. Candidate, McGill Faculty of Law:  Challenges to the Sustainability of Container Shipping in the Arctic.
  • Konstantia Koutouki, Assistant Professor, University of Montréal Faculty of Law:  How International Law Has Evolved to Address Sustainable Development over the Last Two Decades, from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit towards the Coming 2012 Rio+20 Summit.

 For more information contact Professors Hoi Kong ([email protected]) or Kinvin Wroth ([email protected])

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