The Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review Conference – Washington D.C.

The Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law School are co-sponsoring the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review on April 13, 2012 to be held at Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385 (SR-385) Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.  The topics to be covered are: new tools for assessing catastrophic outcomes related to greenhouse gases and nanotechnology; technology inducement prizes; and climate change litigation impacts on tort law

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) is a special issue of the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) , published in collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Law School (VULS) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington, DC. Each year, Vanderbilt Law students work with an expert advisory committee and senior staff from ELI to identify the year’s best academic articles that present legal and policy solutions to pressing environmental problems. The result is a one issue, student-edited volume that includes condensed versions of the selected articles, along with commentaries from leading experts from the academy, law firms, business, government and non-governmental organizations.

In conjunction with the publication, ELI and Vanderbilt co-sponsor an annual conference at which the authors of the articles and comments present their ideas and views to an audience that includes business, government (federal, state, and local), think tank, and non-profit representatives.

We will discuss the following articles on April 13, 2012 on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC:

  • Jonathan H. Adler, Eyes on a Climate Prize: Rewarding Energy Innovation to Achieve Climate Stabilization, 35 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 1
  • Daniel A. Farber, Uncertainty, 99 Geo. L.J. 901
  • Douglas A. Kysar, What Climate Change Can Do About Tort Law, 41 Envtl. L. 1

You can find the agenda and conference details here.

We will also convene on February 23, 2012 at Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN to discuss:

  • Joel B. Eisen, Residential Renewable Energy: By Whom?, 31 Utah Envtl. L. Rev. 339

The events are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP. To do so, please email Lynsey Gaudioso at Please include your name, affiliation, contact information, and indicate the panel(s) you plan to attend. Attendance is limited, please register early to guarantee your space.