Conference & Prize Announcement: Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, May 12 in Phoenix

Troy Rule, Faculty Director of the Program on Law and Sustainability at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law asks me to pass on the following conference & prize announcement:

The Program on Law and Sustainability at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, to be held on May 12, 2017 at the Beus Center for Law and Society, new home of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix, Arizona.

This innovative annual conference is a national event for legal academics researching in environmental sustainability-related areas. The conference offers a unique forum for panels and presentations falling within one or more broad subject matter areas pertaining to environmental sustainability, including but not limited to:

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Law
  • Water Law and Policy
  • Environmental Law and Sustainability
  • Sustainability Policy and Natural Resources Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Sustainable Development
  • Disaster Law

Carol Rose will be this year’s keynote speaker.

In connection with the conference, there’s also a $10,000 prize contest for recent sustainability-related law journal articles that are already written!  Entrants must merely send five offprints of their article and a cover letter to the address in the Call for Entries.  

See more info here: https://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/sustainabilityconference2017/morrison-prize-contest/

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St. Gallen International Energy Forum – January 28-29, 2016

Lisa Schwarz, Research Fellow at the University of St. Gallen, asks me to pass on the following announcement:

Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 9.06.11 AMThe 2016 St.Gallen International Energy Forum IEF will be held on 28-29 January 2016 with a roster of distinguished speakers and up-to-date topics. The 8th iteration will prove, once more, to be of utmost relevance and quality – both in regard to the invited speakers as well as to the questions covered. Topics will include inter alia: the Energy Union, energy law at the intersection with competition law, an industry panel with in-house counsel, the future of the energy market structure, as as well as an open discussion on the most current and burning topics. We will welcome more than 20 speakers and presiders – from practice, academia and the EU institutions – from both sides of the Atlantic to present and discuss the hot potatoes of the field.

Date: 28th and 29th of January 2016

Location: St.Gallen, Switzerland

Programme: http://www.sg-ief.ch/schedule/

Flyer: http://www.sg-ief.ch/flyer

Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher

Registration is possible on our website http://www.sg-ief.ch/conference-registration/

Please refer to the online flyer for a full list of our speakers and the topics covered.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at contact@sg-ief.ch!

1st Annual Event of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association

Dr. Raphael Heffron, Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds and Co-Chair of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association, asks me to pass on the following announcement about this week’s 1st Annual Event of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association:

Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 9.06.32 AMThe study and practice of energy law is increasing in the UK and internationally. The UK has long been a place for leadership in energy law research and practice. The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee is one of the world’s oldest centres for research in the area. It has a very successful graduate education program with students from across the world and a well-developed alumni network. More recently, a number of other energy law centres have been established in the universities of Aberdeen and Queen Mary. In terms of legal practice, the majority of medium to large law firms now have specific energy divisions and in addition, it is now included as an area of practice when recruiting trainees.

Internationally, there are long established networks of energy law scholars and practitioners. Notably, in the US there is the Energy Bar Association (established in 1946) and in Australia there is AMPLA – The Resources and Energy Law Association (established in 1976). Recognising the need for a formal network of scholars and practitioners, Professor Cameron (University of Dundee), Professor Angus Johnston (University of Oxford) and Dr. Raphael Heffron (Queen Mary University of London) established a new UK Energy Law and Policy Association earlier this year in April 2015. The principal aim of the Association is to promote excellence in research, practice and administration of energy law and policy in the UK and internationally.

A key activity of the Association is to run an annual event that will focus on key legal issues facing the energy sector in the UK. Our first annual event will take place on the 10th and 11th of September 2015. The themes for this first event are on “Energy Disputes in Europe” and “Energy Law in the EU: A Fourth Energy Package or an Energy Union”. This two day event will take place in Oxford and for further details please look at the following link: http://energylaw.org.uk/events/annual-event/

We have been encouraged by the support we have received so far and this evidenced by the strong line-up of speakers that we have for the September conference, our first annual event. We have speakers from many of the leading law firms and barristers’ chambers in addition to speakers from the European Commission, the Energy Secretariat and more than several energy firms. We encourage non-law energy researchers to get in touch with us, whether it is for collaborative research, practice based projects or should they want to develop their own particular expertise on energy law and policy related issues.

We already have developed a number of key partnerships while we grow over the first three years – and are particularly thankful to the three universities mentioned earlier, DWF, King and Spalding, CMS Cameron McKenna and Oxera.

Finally, please do have a look through our website – http://energylaw.org.uk/ – and please do get in touch as we are very keen to engage with the wider academic and commercial energy community.

Conference Announcement: “Integrity of Creation: Climate Change”

I hope you’re enjoying the newly redesigned Energy Law Prof blog, which is now located at http://www.energylawprof.com/.

If you are announcing a conference in energy/climate/environmental law or policy, please just send me a post in the format below and I’ll be happy to post it. Here’s the example that I’ve been asked to post today:

 

Christine Skrzat of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University asks me to pass on the following conference announcement:

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 3.13.55 PMConference, Integrity of Creation: Climate Change

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

September 30 to October 2, 2015

Duquesne University invites academic Papers & Posters on Climate Change to be presented at this inaugural annual conference. The interdisciplinary conference series provides a scholarly forum to explore topics related to the Integrity of Creation. The deadline for applications is Friday May 15, 2015. There is no fee to register for the conference. For questions contact Glory Smith, at: smithg@duq.edu or 412-396-4504. Please apply on the conference website at: www.duq.edu/ioc

 

 

 

Conference Announcement: Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, May 8, Tempe, Arizona

Troy Rule, Faculty Director of the Program on Law and Sustainability at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law asks me to pass on the following conference announcement:

Screen Shot 2014-12-24 at 12.11.56 PMThe Law and Sustainability Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce its First Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators (SCALE) Conference to be held on May 8, 2015 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Armstrong Hall on the Arizona State University Campus in Tempe, Arizona.

This new conference will be an annual, national event for legal academics researching in sustainability-related areas. The conference will offer a unique forum for panels and presentations falling within one or more broad subject matter areas pertaining to sustainability, including but not limited to:

  • Climate Change Law
  • Energy Law
  • Water Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Agricultural and Food Law
  • Disaster Law

The conference’s inaugural keynote speaker will be Professor Daniel Esty, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy at Yale Law School.

Presenters who are interested will also have an opportunity to join in an organized hike of a nearby mountain on the morning of Saturday, May 9, 2015.

For information on how to submit panel or presentation proposals, please click here.

Conference Announcement: St. Gallen International Energy Forum

Alexander Goebel, head of organization of the St. Gallen International Energy Forum, asks me to pass on the following conference announcement:

After a one year intermission, the St. Gallen International Energy Forum will return on November 27th and 28th 2014. We will welcome more than 15 speakers – from practice, academia and the EU institutions – from both sides of the Atlantic. They will present on up-to-date topics, including inter alia: the EU internal energy market, shale gas as well as energy dispute resolution.

Date: 27th (evening) and 28th (full day) of November 2014

Location: St.Gallen, Switzerland

Programme: http://www.sg-ief.ch/programme/

Flyer: http://www.sg-ief.ch/flyer

Registration: Registration is possible on our website: http://www.sg-ief.ch/conference-registration/

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher & Dr. Dirk Buschle

Please refer to our flyer at www.sg-ief.ch/flyer for a full list of our speakers and the topics covered.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at contact@sg-ief.ch.

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