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Wallace Stegner Lecture

March 4, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

This free lecture is in conjunction with the 20th Annual Stegner Symposium – Air Quality: Health, Energy and Economics

Against All Odds:
Why America’s Century-Old Quest for Clean Air May Usher in a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation

Robert Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

BPercivalRobert V. Percival is the Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and the Director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. He received a B.A. from Macalester College summa cum laude and a J.D./M.A. from Stanford University. At Stanford Law School he served as the managing editor of the Stanford Law Review and he was named the Nathan Abbott Scholar for graduating first in his class. Prior to joining the Maryland faculty, Percival served as a law clerk for Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. He also served as a special assistant to the first U.S. Secretary of Education and as a senior attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund.

Percival is internationally recognized as a leading scholar and teacher in environmental law. For more than two decades he has been the principal author of the country’s most widely used casebook in environmental law, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy, now in its seventh edition. He is the author of more than 100 publications that focus on environmental law, federalism, presidential powers, regulatory policy and legal history. Percival has taught as a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School in 2000 and 2009 and at Georgetown University Law Center in 2005 and 2011. He received the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Collaborative Teaching in 2005 and in 2007 he was named the University’s Teacher of the Year. In 2014 Percival received the Senior Distinguished Education Award from the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in recognition of his outstanding teaching and contributions to the field of environmental law.

1 hour CLE.

Principal Funding
R. Harold Burton Foundation
Cultural Vision Fund

S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
The Nature Conservancy in Utah
Natural Resources Law Forum





March 4, 2015
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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Wallace Stegner Center


S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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