Florida State Law School Hosts National Environmental Law Experts

Professor Shi-Ling Hsu

TALLAHASSEE The Florida State University College of Law hosted national experts in law, policy, and the social sciences on Friday, February 28, 2014, for a conference, Environmental Law Without Congress: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Environmental Law. The purpose of the event was to initiate a cross-disciplinary discussion of the economic, political, psychological and sociological forces that shape attitudes toward environmental law and regulation.

Harvard Law School’s Richard Lazarus, the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, gave the keynote address. Other speakers included scholars from University of California-Berkeley School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, Pennsylvania State University, and the widely-respected think tank, Resources for the Future. The conference was organized and moderated by Shi-Ling Hsu, who is the Larson Professor at the Florida State University College of Law.

“Congress has not passed a major piece of environmental legislation since the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Where do we go from there?” asked Hsu. “Federal agencies have embarked upon a series of regulatory initiatives, and regional, state, and local governments have experimented with a variety of environmental laws. There are options out there.”

More information about the conference, including biographical details about the participants and video of the event, is available at: http://law.fsu.edu/events/environmentalconference_2014.html.

March 2014