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NYLS and NYU Host “Breaking the Logjam: An Environmental Law for the 21st Century,” Mar. 28-29

March 18, 2008
N-341, 2007-08

Contacts:

Jason Casell, 212.998.6849, jason.casell@nyu.edu

Nancy Guida, 212.431.2325, nguida@nyls.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

  • WHAT: An environmental logjam has been building in the U.S. for years: Congress has not passed major environmental legislation in nearly two decades, partisanship has prevented progress, and existing federal statutes have failed to solve growing problems like climate change. But there is a new consensus emerging among a diverse group of environmental law experts about how to solve the problems. The first gathering of these reform environmentalists will be held at New York University School of Law this month at a symposium called “Breaking the Logjam: An Environmental Law for the 21st Century.”
  • WHO: Over 40 leading environmental experts from across the ideological spectrum - and with experience in environmental organizations, business, government, and academia - will offer proposals to address problems such as climate change, degradation of marine ecosystems, waste management failures, unregulated factory farms, urban congestion, and paralysis in management of the public lands.
  • WHEN: Friday, March 28, 2008, 8:45 a.m. - 6:20 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets). Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street).
  • SPONSORS: New York Law School, New York University School of Law and the NYU Environmental Law Journal

The event is free and open to the public. A complete schedule and registration information are available at http://www.law.nyu.edu/conferences/btl. For more information, call 212.992.8165.

Reporters interested in attending should contact Jason Casell at 212.998.6849, jason.casell@nyu.edu or Nancy Guida at 212.431.2325, nguida@nyls.edu.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
School of Law, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Michael Orey | (914) 340-5555


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