USD School of Law to Host 10th Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law

The first years of the Trump presidency have marked a change in U.S. climate and energy policy.  The Trump Administration has worked to reverse many of the climate and energy policies put in place during the Obama years and has sought to expand fossil fuel production and development.  This is happening at the same time that California is pursuing aggressive climate policies, including recent legislation to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity use by 2045. 

At the University of San Diego’s Tenth Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium, academic and policy experts will analyze and assess several aspects of this complex issue.  The theme this year is “Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels in the Trump Era.”  Topics will include how the midterm election will affect federal energy and climate policy, the latest developments in federal policies, and the impacts that federal policies could have on California’s goals.

 Who:                                                     USD School of Law

What:                                         Climate & Energy Law Symposium  

When:                            Friday, November 9, 2018              8:00a.m-6:30p.m.

Where:                                Mother Rosalie Hill Hall – Warren Auditorium

                                                          University of san Diego

                                                              5998 Alcala Park

                                                           San Diego, CA 92110

 Keynote Speakers:

Congressman Scott Peters

52nd District of CA, Member on the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Mary Nichols

Chair, California Air and Resource Board

Scott Anders (moderator)

Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, USD School of Law

For a complete list of participants, registration , tickets and panel information visit

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Lissette Martinez
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