The Florida State University College of Law is marking the 25th anniversary of its Distinguished Environmental Lecture Series on March 14, 2012 with a special program that will focus on the future of ocean and coastal law & policy. The oceans panel will explore emerging issues in national and international ocean policy, while the coastal panel will address strategies for making sea-level-rise adaptation ‘takings-proof’.

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Ocean Panelists:

Josh Eagle is a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law and affiliated with USC’s Marine Sciences Program and its School of Earth, Ocean and Environment. Professor Eagle has authored or co-authored more than twenty law review articles, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters. He is author of the casebook Coastal Law (Aspen 2011). In 2009, Scientific American cited research conducted by Professor Eagle and several colleagues on ocean governance in its cover story, on Twenty World-Changing Ideas. Professor Eagle’s article Regional Ocean Governance: The Perils of Multiple Use Management and the Promise of Agency Diversity, 16 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol’y F. 143, was named one of the 10 best environmental law articles published in 2006.

Alison Rieser, Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Professor at the University of Hawai´i at Mānoa, with a joint appointment in the departments of Economics and Geography, is co-author of Coastal and Ocean Law: Cases and Materials (3rd ed. West Group 2006). Two of her articles have recently been selected for republication: Whales, Whaling and the Warming Oceans, 36 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 401 (2009), republished in Climate Change: A Reader (Carolina Academic Press 2011) and Saving Salmo: Federalism and the Conservation of Maine’s Atlantic Salmon, 16 Ocean & Coastal L.J. 135 (2010), republished in The Endangered Species Act and Federalism (RFF Press June 2011). Professor Rieser is currently working on a book entitled An Aggressive Stewardship of Relics: A History of the Green Turtle as an Endangered Species (under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press).

William H. Rogers, Jr., Stimson Bullitt Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, is recognized as a founder of environmental law. Among his many publications, Professor Rodgers has published a two-volume treatise entitled Environmental Law in Indian Country (2005-2011) and co-authored Climate Change: Reader (Carolina Academic Press 2011). He recently published Betty B. Fletcher: NEPA’s Angel and Chief Editor of the Hard Look, 40 ELR 10268 (2010), The Worst Case and the Worst Example: An Agenda for Any Young Lawyer Who Wants to Save the World from Climate Chaos, 17 Southeastern Envtl. L.J. 295 (2010), and NEPA’s Insatiable Optimism, 39 Envtl. L. Rptr. 10618 (2009).

Coastal Panelists:

John D. Echeverria is Professor of Law and Acting Director of the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School. Recent publications on takings issues include Stop the Beach Renourishment: Why the Judiciary is Different, 35 Vt. L. Rev. 475 (2010), Is Regulation of Water a Constitutional Taking?, 11 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 579 (2010), and a recent book chapter “The Endangered Species Act and the Constitutional Takings Issue” in Endangered Species Act; Law, Policy, and Perspectives: Second Edition (American Bar Association 2010).

Dr. Richard McLaughlin holds an Endowed Chair for Marine Policy and Law at Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. He has published more than 60 articles and monographs on ocean and coastal policy issues, including his most recent piece, entitled Rolling Easements in Coastal Texas as a Possible Tool to Deal With Sea Level Rise in the Gulf of Mexico, 26 J. of Land Use & Envtl. L. 365 (Spring 2011). Recent book chapters include “Maritime Boundary Delimitation and Cooperative Management of Transboundry Hydrocarbons in the Ultra-Deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico” in Maritime Boundary Disputes, Settlement Processes, and The Law of The Sea (Brill/Kluwer Publishing 2009).

Michael Allan Wolf is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at the University of Florida College of Law. Recent books include The Supreme Court and The Environment: The Reluctant Protector (CQ Press/Sage 2011) and Land Use Planning and the Environment: A Casebook (Environmental Law Institute Press 2010). Professor Wolf’s most recent article is A Yellow Light for “Green Zoning”: Some Words of Caution About Incorporating Green Building Standards into Local Land Use Law, 43 Urban Lawyer 949 (2011). Professor Wolf is the general editor of Powell on Real Property.

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