The "End" of Environmental Law?

A Multi-disciplinary Conference
January 18, 2019

This one-day conference will examine the current relevance of federal environmental laws. Panelists will discuss political developments, on-going changes to the landscape resulting from climate change, and philosophical shifts that challenge the paradigms underlying present federal environmental law. Click here for full conference program. 

Attendance certificates will be provided for CLE purposes.* 


January 18, 2019 (9 AM to 3:45 PM)
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Tucson, Arizona


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Event Details

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Panel One: The "end" of the environment as we know it  

Moderated by Bethany Sullivan, Director, Natural Resource Use & Management Clinic, University of Arizona College of Law 

  • Sarah Krakoff, University of Colorado Law School
  • Laura Lopez-Hoffman, University of Arizona School of Natural Resources
  • Kathy Jacobs, University of Arizona Institute of the Environment 

Panel Two: The "end" of traditional paradigms associated with federal environmental law  

Moderated by Mia Montoya Hammersley, Healthy Communities Law Fellow, Earthjustice

  • Dan Farber, University of California, Berkeley Law School 
  • David Adelman, University of Texas School of Law 
  • Justin Pidot, University of Denver College of Law 

Lunch Keynote

  • Len Necefer, University of Arizona American Indian Studies Program & Udall Center for Public Policy

Panel Three: What "ends" should we be aiming for? 

Moderated by Logan Cooper, 3L, Editor-in-Chief, Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy

  • Robin Kundis Craig, University of Utah College of Law
  • Julio Betancourt, US Geological Survey (retired)
  • Victor B. Flatt, University of Houston Law Center

Wrap-up: Conclusions and Paths Forward


  • Carol Rose, University of Arizona College of Law (retired) 
  • Kirsten Engel, University of Arizona College of Law



  • General Registration - $25.00
  • Student (UA) - No Charge
  • Student (other) - $25.00
  • Faculty and Staff - $25.00

For those unable to make the conference for this nominal fee, we have a limited number of scholarships available. Please contact Bernadette Wilkinson to be considered for a scholarship.  

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For questions regarding conference content, contact Bethany Sullivan, conference organizer. 

For questions regarding event logistics, contact Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator.