Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law

Latest Symposium

Two Webinars focused on
Climate Risk and Resilience: Lessons from COVID-19

November 6, 2020: Climate Equity

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November 13, 2020: Regulation in Times of Emergencies and Disruptions

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symposium keynote speakers


Each year the University of San Diego School of Law hosts the Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law. Legal and policy experts from across the country attend the event, including practicing attorneys, policymakers, and academic experts.

The symposium is co-hosted by the Energy Policy Initiatives Center and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.

Our USD Law School community was saddened to learn that our former colleague Professor Lesley McAllister passed away at the end of August 2017. She was part of the USD School of Law faculty from 2005 until 2013, when she moved to UC Davis. During her tenure at USD, among many other things, Professor McAllister helped to create the Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium and the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law. She also pioneered the Climate and Energy Law Course at USD School of Law and co-authored a book on the subject.

To honor her contributions to the USD School of Law generally, and to the Symposium and Journal specifically, we have formally changed the name to the Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law.

Read more about Professor Lesley McAllister (pdf).

Speakers at LKM Symposium 2018