The University of Arizona
Humanities Seminars Program - Environmental Law at the Crossroads
Endre Stavang,
Kirsten Engel, David Gantz, Robert Glennon, Marc Miller, James E. Rogers College of Law

THURSDAYS 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013

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Our global environmental problems need attention from almost all legal disciplines, including constitutional law, property law, natural resources regulation, and international and comparative law.  This timely class presents core issues in environmental law – broadly construed -- based on cutting-edge research by faculty at the College of Law. The issues are: how environmental law can be grounded in water law (Glennon); environmental law's constraints and competing concerns within the context of  international trade (Gantz); how migration of species is and can be regulated, with special reference to invasive species (Miller); the contested climate-change challenge, with a focus on the pressing question of which role our courts are and should be playing(Engel); the potential for constructive interaction between traditional land law and environmental law (Stavang).

ENDRE STAVANG is Professor of Law at the University of Oslo and Visiting Scholar in Residence (2012-13) at the University of Arizona  James E. Rogers College of Law. He initiated the Research Group on Natural Resource Law in Oslo and leads its property team. Stavang was a Fulbright research scholar for one year at Yale Law School and has hands on experience as an appellate court judge and an in-house oil, gas, and energy lawyer. 

ROBERT GLENNON is the author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, which was published in April 2009 by Island Press.  His previous books include the highly-acclaimed Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters (2002).  Glennon is Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
DAVID GANTZ is Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law and Director, International Trade Law Program. He teaches/has taught International Trade Law, International Environmental Law NAFTA and Other Trade Agreements, Public International Law, Introduction to American Law and European Union Law. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, and his contributions to public and institutional service and he has received many awards bout for this and for his teaching.
MARC L. MILLER is the Interim Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor at the University of Arizona College of Law. Dean Miller taught at Emory University Law School from 1988-2005, where he served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Scholarship (2003-2005). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and the author of more than 70 articles and essays on a wide range of environmental, criminal justice, immigration and legal theory topics. He currently serves as a series editor for The Edge - books focused on the intersection of environmental science, law, and policy. Dean Miller has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School and Duke Law School. Dean Miller is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), and an advisor to various criminal justice and environmental publications and organizations.

KIRSTEN ENGEL is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona where she teaches and researches in the areas of environmental and administrative law. The emphasis of her more recent scholarship is the response of state and local governments to climate change in the United States and especially the constitutional and economic impediments these governments face seeking to mitigate climate change in the absence of comprehensive federal climate change legislation. Dean Engel is the co-author of an environmental law textbook, book chapters and articles. Her work appears in journals such as the UCLA Law Review Discourse, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Ecology Law Quarterly. Prior to joining the law faculty at the University of Arizona, Dean Engel held numerous permanent and temporary appointments within academia and in the public and nonprofit sectors, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts' Attorney General's Office, and Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Tulane Law Schools.


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Course Term:

Summer, 2013

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