Georgetown Law Focus: Environmental Protection

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 01:00

On Friday, February 26, Georgetown Law Continuing Legal Education, The Environmental Law Institute and The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment of Berkeley Law School will hold a symposium titled Environmental Protection in the Balance: Citizens, Courts and the Constitution.

The event will be held at the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute at Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, in Washington DC.

Attendees will learn of the most important environmental law and policy disputes and how they are shaped in the crucible of constitutional law. Expert panels will analyze and discuss current trends in the federal courts that affect the future of environmental protection.

Participants will take part in discussions of issues such as citizen standing to bring environmental lawsuits, and other procedural issues that affect public interest litigation and access to courts; the scope of congressional authority to enact comprehensive environmental laws; the constitutional status of state and regional initiatives to regulate greenhouse gasses; and the new and emerging constitutional theories that bear on the future of environmental protection.

Check the website for times, speakers and the full agenda at

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register, call (202) 662-9890 or visit