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Events Archive

April 24, 2013

The Future of Fisheries

New England's fisheries are facing collapse, and the debate over fishery policy is heating up. Will catch shares, catch limits, and federal regulation save the day - or drive fishing communities over the brink?
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April 22, 2013

New Haven Environmental Justice Network Coffee Chat

Join YELA and BLSA for an informal conversation with local environmental justice leader Lynne Bonnett, former director of New Haven's Environmental Justice Network.
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April 17, 2013

Trust Films Screening: Law, Film, and the Children of Climate Change

The TRUST Films series tells the story of youth who are bringing legal challenges to defend their right to a healthy atmosphere and a stable climate.
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April 8, 2013

Coffee Chat with NRDC’s Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

YELA is sponsoring a coffee chat with Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director of NRDC's International Program and leader of their campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
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April 5, 2013

Coffee Chat with Jed Purdy ‘01

YELA & YCELP will sponsor a coffee chat at Blue State with Duke Law professor Jed Purdy following his talk entitled "The American Environmental Imagination" on Friday, April 5 (talk at 12:00pm; coffee at 1:30pm).
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March 5, 2013

Reimagining the Insular: Thoughts on Islands, the Law, and the Loss of Difference

Julian Aguon, a writer-activist-attorney from Guam, will discuss his experiences with self-determination in the context of non-self-governing territories. Julian has made distinctive contributions for the causes of justice, fairness, and human dignity, and to the rights, autonomy, and dignity of the people of Guam and the Pacific Region.
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March 2, 2013

Third Annual New Directions in Environmental Law Conference

This year’s conference, titled The Power of Voice, will be the third in our New Directions in Environmental Law Series, and we will build on the momentum we have created through the past two events
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February 14, 2013

Oil in the Jungle – A Talk with Steven Donziger, Legal Adviser to Plaintiffs in the Lago Agrio Case

In 2011, Steven Donziger helped a group of indigenous peoples obtain in an Ecuadorian court the largest judgement ever awarded in an environmental lawsuit for extensive contamination to the Amazonian ecosystem and harm to communities caused by Chevron-Texaco's oil excavations.
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February 5, 2013

Energy in the 21st Century: Could Muir, Patton, and Gandhi Agree on a Program?

Featuring R. James Woolsey, Jr., YLS '68, Former CIA Director
Join us for a talk by Jim Woolsey, Former CIA director, on the nexus of energy, environment, and national security.
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December 11, 2012

Careers in Environmental Law Panel

Wondering what it means to pursue a career in environmental law? Join us for a panel discussion in Room 122 exploring different types of environmental law careers, featuring YLS alumni Ikenna Emehelu (‘02; Chadbourne & Parke), Tomás Carbonell (‘08 Environmental Defense Fund) and Paul Beaton (‘10 National Academy of Sciences). Spanning the public, for-profit, and NGO sectors, the panelists will discuss some of the many ways to engage with environmental law. Co-sponsored by YELA, CDO, and ACS. See attached poster for details. Lunch provided.


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December 5, 2012

Environmentalism and the Free Market: A Conversation with Former Congressman Bob Inglis

Please join the Federalist Society and YELA for our second co-sponsored event of the year. We will be hosting former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) and Professor Bradford Gentry from the School of Forestry to speak about free market solutions to energy and climate change problems.
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November 27, 2012

Conservation and Land Use Coffee Chat

Should conservation easements control land uses in perpetuity? Professor Stern will discuss conservation easements as a land use tool and possible legal solutions to the “problem of perpetuity” in conservation easements.
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November 14, 2012

Betting the Earth: A Debate on Free Market Environmentalism

Join YELA & the Federalist Society for a debate between UNC Charlotte Law Professor John Kunich and YLS Professor E. Donald Elliott '74, for a debate on free market environmentalism related to Professor Kunich's recent book, Betting the Earth: How We Can Still Win the Biggest Gamble of All Time. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 14, at 12:10 PM in Room 120. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.
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November 14, 2012

Betting the Earth: How We Can Still Win the Biggest Gamble of All Time

Lunch conservation with UNC Charlotte Law School Professor John Kunich and Yale Law Professor Doug Kysar.
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November 7, 2012

What is Animal Law?

Join a discussion with experts David Wolfson (Partner at Millbank Tweed) and Peter Petersan (Deputy Director at Human Society U.S.) to learn about the emerging field of animal law.
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November 5, 2012

1L Jobs and Classes

YELA will be hosting a dinner discussion for 1Ls looking for advice on summer jobs and choosing classes.
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October 18, 2012

Energy Policy Coffee Chat

A chat with Bruce Ho, YCELP Fellow.
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October 11, 2012

Local Food Policy and Social Entrepreneurship

Join ACS & YELA for a lunch chat with Jennifer McTiernan, Co-Founder and Former Executive Director of CitySeed (and current YLS 1L)!
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October 9, 2012

Energy Policy Coffee Chat

A chat with Bruce Ho, YCELP Fellow
Prior to joining YCELP, Bruce was a Sustainable Energy Fellow at the NRDC in Chicago, where his research focused on methods for accelerating the Midwest's clean energy economy.
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October 4, 2012

Health, Safety, and Sustainability in the Modern Food System

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, YELA, and the Yale Sustainable Food Project are co-hosting a panel discussion on health, safety, and sustainability in the modern food system at Yale Law School on Thursday, October 4.
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September 27, 2012

Patagonia Founder Coffee Chat


A Chat with Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley, Authors of The Responsible Company: What We've Learned from Patagonia's First 40 Years
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September 12, 2012

YELA test event

February 24, 2011

Campaigning Against Dirty Fuels: An International Campaign Strategy

A conversation with Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council.
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February 24, 2011

A Conversation with Dr. Rudiger Wolfrum

A meet-and-greet with Dr. Wolfrum, a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School and scholar of international law and international environmental law.
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February 2, 2011

Rick Duke: The State of Climate Change Policy

FES Energy SIG and YELA lunchtime discussion with Rick Duke, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy at the Department of Energy.
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February 20, 2010

RebLaw Conference: "Mountaintop Removal Mining in Appalachia" Panel

Panelists include representatives from the Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment, and Public Justice.

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January 27, 2010

Dinner and Discussion with Professor Doug Kysar

With the Forestry School's Climate Student Interest Group

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December 8, 2009

Environmental Justice in New Haven

Co-sponsored with Environmental Justice at Yale

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November 12, 2009

What Makes an Environmental Case a Criminal Case?

With Jeremy Korzenik, Senior Trial Attorney in the Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section
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November 5, 2009

Lethal Sonar: Submarines, Sonar, and the Death of Whales

Held in Conjunction with Yale ACS.

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November 4, 2009

Careers in Environmental Law

Panel Discussion held in conjunction with the Career Development Office

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October 14, 2009

Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida DEP, A Discussion

Professor Tom Merrill speaks about his involvement with this Supreme Court Case.

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December 8, 2008

Speaker Event: Dan Esty

Join YELA for a dinner discussion with environmental law professor (and Obama advisor) Dan Esty.

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November 19, 2008

International Environmental Governance Mixer

Come meet environmental groups from all over campus and and enjoy refreshments.

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November 17, 2008

Panel: Careers in Environmental Law

Join YELA and the Career Development Office for a discussion of careers in environmental law with alums working in the field.

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October 28, 2008

YELA/ FES Climate Justice Speaker Series: Climate Change and Human Rights

Craig Hart of law firm Alston & Bird's Energy Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Technology practice group speaks about his work on the Male Declaration on the Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change.

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October 6, 2008

Oil in the Amazon: A Toxic Legacy

A talk by Manuel Pallares Carrion, director of public policy initiatives for Esperanza International.

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April 5, 2006

Course Advice Brown Bag

Environmental law course advice from experienced practitioners.
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