University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig will speak at several national environmental law events in coming weeks.
On April 25, Craig will speak at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University for the Environmental Law Review Symposium, “Climate Change, Coasts, and Precaution,” . She will speak on “Cleaning Up Our Toxic Coasts: A Precautionary and Human Health-Based Approach to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation.” The talk Craig will deliver grows out of a chapter she wrote for the forthcoming Cambridge University Press book: “Sea-Level Rise, Storm Surge, and Public Health,” from Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law by Michael Burger & Justin Gundlach. (Cambridge UP: forthcoming 2018).
On May 3, Craig will give a webinar for the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), titled “Water in the Supreme Court,” . This 90-minute webinar will give paralegals an overview of all of the current water-related litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court, from the Clean Water Act to interstate compacts and equitable apportionment to groundwater and tribal issues potentially on the horizon, plus short introductions to the background law involved.
On May 4, Craig will give a webinar for the National Judicial College’s “Dividing the Waters” program on the basics of prior appropriation as it applies to surface water for judges in the West dealing with water issues.
On May 10, Craig will speak at the University of Utah to the Friends of the Great Salt Lake’s 2018 Issues Forum. Her talk, “Resilience Thinking for the Great Salt Lake in the Anthropocene,” was solicited immediately after her recent Stegner Lecture on her book The End of Sustainability. The lecture will explore issues covered in the book and how they are connected to the Great Salt Lake.
On May 17, Craig will travel to Reno, Nevada to speak to western judges at the National Judicial College’s program for them on “Fundamentals of Water Law and Science.” Michelle Bryan from the University of Montana School of Law, professor Rick Frank from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and Craig will provide the judges with overviews of western water law and comparisons among western states, ending with facilitated small-group discussions about how a common water rights problem would play out in the different states.
Craig will wrap up her speaking tour in June, when she heads to Oslo, Norway for the Marine Adaptation and Law Conference on June 15.