New Directions in Environmental Law Conference to Be Held February 28

The fifth annual New Directions in Environmental Law conference will be held on February 28, 2015. The conference, planned by students at Yale Law School and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, is on the theme “Harnessing Momentum” and will discuss ways to channel energy to make 21st-century environmental solutions a reality.

Mayor Toni Harp will deliver the opening address, rooting the conversation in local communities, while U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will deliver the keynote address, bringing the conversation to a national scale.

“The quality, diversity, and high profile of the speakers for the New Directions Conference are a testament to the amazing reputation that students have built for this conference over the past five years,” said Josh Galperin, Associate Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Clinical Lecturer, Yale Law School. “That reputation is really notable because it resonates with lawyers, professors, students, environmental advocates, and practitioners of all stripes. The organizers, attendees, and topics reflect the breadth of the environmental movement, and the broad perspectives that are critical to environmental progress.”

Panel discussions will explore environmental communications and the U.S.-China Commitment. Workshop sessions will cover a wide range of environmental issues, from climate change issues in Indian Country to international law. Other topics include environmental justice, energy transmission issues, and wildlife policy.

The conference is sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Registration for the event is available online.