April Showers

ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

Looking forward to taking my Business Organizations class to the ABA Business Law Section’s Spring Meeting this week at the Rosen Shingle Creek. We will be attending a session on Public Private Partnerships in International Business Law. This semester has seen a number of developments with international trade, tariffs, Facebook privacy concerns, transparency and disclosure in SEC filings, the decline of Toys R Us, the meteoric rise of online retail giants, and new cases of insider trading.

Delaware Law’s Human Dignity and Environmental Justice Symposium

On Friday, the Dignity Rights Project and Widener Law Review host the Dignity Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium. The Distinguished Speaker is The Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ken Kristl (Delaware Law) will moderate a panel on Legal Approaches to Environmental Justice Abroad. I speak on that panel regarding Water Hazards, Environmental Justice, and Biofuels, remotely with the following other presenters:

  • Stephen Kass, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, “Responses to Climate Migrants: Helping Rural and Urban Residents of Developing Countries Remain or Return Home”
  • Jope Dayo, Delaware Law School: “Constitutional Rights to Environmental Dignity in Nigeria.”
  • Dina Townsend, Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, and University of Tilburg, “Indigenous descriptions of the world and consultation that silences.”

Co-sponsors of the program include:

  • ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Coming Clean
  • Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice
  • Delaware Law School Environmental Rights Institute
  • EarthJustice
  • Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment
  • Environmental Justice Health Alliance
  • NYC Bar Task Force on Climate Adaptation

You can register in person for the event here and the webinar here.

ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Spring Meeting

Next week, I look forward to being a part of dynamic conference with ABA SEER on a panel focusing on Technological Advances, Citizen Science, and Their Impact on Regulatory Control. Administrative Law Judge Francine Ffolkes of the Division of Administrative Hearings for the State of Florida will moderate the panel. My co-panelists include Susan M. Floyd, Senior Counsel at Entergy Services, Inc. and Dr. Joseph K. Lyou, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Clean Air/South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board. The panel description is below:

Environmental law and science go hand in hand. The law looks to science to provide critical factual data and science has responded by developing technologies for use by the both the legal and environmental communities. This panel will educate lawyers on the use of such technologies and focus our attention on scientific developments that not only make it easier to assure compliance with required permits or operational best practices, but also allow others, such as non-governmental organizations and the environmental justice community, to monitor and track environmental issues.

 

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