School of Law News
USD School of Law Presents 2nd Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium
SAN DIEGO (April 1, 2009) – The University of San Diego School of Law will be hosting the Second Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium on Friday, April 9, 2010 beginning at 8:15 a.m. For a detailed schedule, visit the event Web page. This event is co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Initiatives Center and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.
This year’s symposium theme is “Next-Generation Regulation: Instrument Choice in Climate Law.” State governments have taken the lead in developing climate change law and policy in the United States. The symposium will explore various regulatory approaches being proposed and adopted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A leader among states, California passed the Global Warming Solutions Act in 2006 and is actively developing regulatory programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. California also participates in the Western Climate Initiative, an effort by seven states and four Canadian provinces to develop a regional cap and trade program.
This year’s symposium will also include a half-day pre-symposium workshop that will explore how California’s environmental protection laws, such as the California Environmental Quality Act, affect the permitting and siting process for energy projects that could help California achieve its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets.
MCLE Credit Information
The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California-approved MCLE provider, and certifies that this symposium is approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.25 hours of general credit. No MCLE credits are available for the Pre-Symposium Workshop.
About the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC)
EPIC is an academic and research center of the University of San Diego School of Law that studies how energy policy issues affect the San Diego County region and California. EPIC integrates research and analysis, law school study and public education, and provides legal and policy expertise and information about efficient and environmentally responsible solutions to our future energy needs.
About the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law
The San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law is the first student-run legal journal covering climate change and energy issues in the nation. It seeks to serve as a foundation for continued dialogue and development of the rapidly emerging legal issues related to climate change and energy. The journal delves into topics such as insurance claims related to climate change, law and economics associated with cap-and-trade greenhouse gas markets, new energy policy of the carbon-constrained world, legal implications of trans-border air and water pollution, and effects of climate change on endangered species law. The annual publication is based on articles submitted for the annual symposium.
For more information about the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law, please contact Assistant Director of Publications Brigid Bennett at (619) 260-4531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.
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