Professor Verchick delivered a lecture titled, "Climate Change and Disaster Planning" as part of the Sustainability+Globalization Lecture Series, sponsored by the University of New Orleans, Tulane University, and the World Trade Center New Orleans.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor and education law expert Rob Garda was the featured speaker at the University of Georgia School of Law and College of Education last week.
Professor M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, was elected to the Executive Committee of the AALS Constitutional Law Section.
Professor Verchick lectured at Tokyo's Waseda University, comparing the legal aspects of last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill with Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The conference, whose audience included scholars, lawyers, and business professionals, was sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Law Professor Mitch Crusto moderated and presented for the American Bar Association podcast on December 14, 2011, as part of an ABA online career consultation program. The program, entitled “Transitioning from Law Practice to the Academy,” informs practicing lawyers of career opportunities within the academy and explores the panelists’ personal experiences in transitioning from practice to teaching law. Two other professors, Amanda Foster and Jennifer Smith, participated in the podcast.
Professor Verchick examined the legal repercussions of last year's Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in a lecture titled "Planning for the Worst Case." The presentation was part of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Fall Symposium on Environmental Law, which took place in Santa Monica, California.
Professor Verchick presented his paper "Adapting to Climate Change while Planning for Disaster" (co-authored with Abby Hall) at a natural resources workshop at Stanford Law School.
Davida Finger taught a class for a clinical seminar course at Harvard Law School entitled Human Rights Advocacy and the United States. She also gave talk for the Harvard Law school community entitled Accountability in New Orleans Six Years After Hurricane Katrina: Community Lawyering & Community Organizing For Justice. Both presentations were with Norris Henderson, Executive Director of Voice of the Ex-Offender in New Orleans.
Davida Finger was the keynote speaker at the Northwest Clinical conference. Her talk was entitled Justice & the Role of Law Clinics. She also presented on a panel at the conference entitled International Law in Domestic Advocacy.
Prof. Verchick's article on climate change adaptation policy in the Pacific Northwest has just been released: "Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building the Legal Framework for Adaptation, 2(3)Climate Law 1 (2011) (with Yee Huang, et al.).