On Wednesday, November 9, ELS, along with Harvard Environmental Law Review and the Food Law Society, hosted Professor John Echeverria, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School & renowned takings expert, and Chelsea Lane-Miller, a research fellow at Vermont Law School, for a lunch time talk on property rights in water. Professor Echeverria and Ms. Lane-Miller presented on the ongoing judicial debate over property rights in water, and in particular whether the California public trust doctrine limits private rights in water and what standard should govern claims of alleged takings of private water rights based on regulatory restrictions protecting endangered fish. They also provided the history of the long-running political battle in California over the nature and scope of public rights in water. We had over 60 students, professors, and practitioners in attendance!
ELS hosts presentation on property rights in water by Professor Echeverria and Chelsea Lane-Miller
About Harvard Law School
- Environmental Law in the Supreme Court Discussion Series: Lessons for Progressive Cause Litigants
- Earth Day Fair
- John Echeverria & Chelsea Lane-Miller Discuss Property Rights in Water with ELS Members
- Announcing: ELS Environmental Law in the Supreme Court Series!
- Upcoming Horizon Award Presentation with Justice Stevens!
ELS will host the 26th Annual NAELS Conference on March 28-29, 2014
NAELS 2014: Environmental Justice, Where Are We Now?
Registration is now open! The conference is free for all Harvard students, faculty, and employees. Ticket prices for other students, HLS alumni, and general attendees will increase from $25 per person to $35 per person on March 1, 2014.
Lunch Talk with Jason Grumet, Founder and President of the Bipartisan Policy Center: Thursday, Feb. 27th at 12pm in WCC 2012
Join ELS and the Law and Government Program for a lunch talk with Jason Grumet, President of the Bipartisan Policy Center on Thursday, February 27th in WCC 2012. Mr. Grumet will discuss paths forward on environmental issues and how to break partisan gridlock in DC.
Yale Law School New Directions in Environmental Law Conference: Saturday, March 1st
Check the ELS weekly email for details on joining a group of HLS students attending the conference at Yale on March 1st. This year’s conference, Breaking the Stalemate, will examine ways to speed up environmental progress in the most challenging environments. Panel discussions will explore how environmental policy must change in an era of legislative gridlock and budget austerity—with government’s capacity hobbled, how will environmentalists respond?—and how innovative regulatory schemes can shift the debate over controversial energy sources like hydrofracked natural gas.