WJELP announcement

Greenlaw and the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy invite you to join us for two very special events at the UW School of Law:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
4:30 p.m. in Room 133, William H. Gates Hall, University of Washington

RSVP here

Measuring the Incalculable: Natural Resource Damage Assessment and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. 

A panel discussion led by policy experts and practitioners actively involved in the process that will put a price on natural resources damaged by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Learn how the current legal framework assesses environmental damage and shapes ecological recovery plans. Featuring: 

  • Craig O’Connor, Special Counsel for Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)Mr. O’Connor is a lead counsel for the United States in both the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills and oversees the natural resource damages assessment process in coastal waters nationwide.  Mr. O’Connor has also served as acting General Counsel of NOAA.
  • Brad Marten, Marten Law PLLC Mr. Marten represented the state of Alaska in the Exxon Valdez oil spill  and is Special Counsel to Louisiana ' s  Attorney General, James "Buddy" Caldwell ,  in the Deepwater Horizon multi-district litigation pending in New Orleans  before Judge Barbier. Mr. Marten is the founder and managing partner of Marten Law,  the largest environmental and energy firm in the western US.
  • Thomas Leschine, Director and Professor, UW School of Marine & Environmental Affairs; Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences.  Professor Leschine studies quantitative methods applied to resource management and environmental impact assessment.  He was the principal writer and editor-in-chief of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Federal On-Scene Coordinator’s Report for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
  • Moderated by Beth Bryant, Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW School of Marine & Environmental Affairs.  Professor Bryant received her J.D. from the UW School of Law and teaches environmental law as well as ocean and coastal law at the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs.  One of her areas of study is the integration of science and law in natural resource management.

After the panel, join Dean Kellye Testy, Faculty from the School of Law and College of the Environment, and regional environmental practitioners for a reception to celebrate:

The Launch of the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

WJELP is a student-run and peer-reviewed journal publishing twice a year and supporting an investigative and interdisciplinary approach to analyzing environmental legal issues important to the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

The Inaugural issue is set to be released Spring 2011, with cutting-edge research and analysis on energy and environmental issues currently facing practitioners and policymakers. 

Please visit our website at www.law.washington.edu/WJELP/ and sign up to receive a email alerts of this bi-annual publication.