2013 Symposium Webcasts

Fifth Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium

"California in the Spotlight: Successes and Challenges in the Climate Change Law"

Friday, November 8, 2013

Academic and policy experts will discuss the trends driving change in the electric industry and the business and regulatory responses at the University of San Diego's Sixth Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium.

Symposium details

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  • Stephen P. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Kelsey Chase, Editor in Chief, San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law
  • Scott J. Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

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Morning Keynote

  • Virgil Welch, Special Counsel, California Air Resources Board

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PANEL ONE: Carbon Cap-and-Trade in Action

  • Wil Burns, Associate Director, Energy Policy & Climate Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • Alice Kaswan, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Jim Rossi, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Holly Stout, Senior Counsel, California Air Resources Board
  • Moderator: Joshua T. Bledsoe, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

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PANEL TWO: Towards Low-Carbon Electricity and Transportation

  • Joel B. Eisen, Professor of Law and Austin Owen Research Fellow, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Melissa Powers, Associate Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Harrison Clay, President, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
  • Andrew Ulmer, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, California Independent System Operator
  • Moderator: Warren Diven, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP

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PANEL THREE: Constitutional Challenges to State Leadership

  • David A. Dana, Stanford Clinton Sr. and Zylpha Kilbride Clinton Research Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School
  • Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Alexandra B. Klass, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota School of Law
  • David Zonana, Deputy Attorney General, Environment Section
  • Moderator: : Tim Duane, Professor, University of California Santa Cruz and Visiting Professor, University of San Diego School of Law

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Symposium Keynote Address

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