ALI-ABA Offers Advanced Environmental Litigation Course

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 00:00

ALI-ABA is teaming up with the University of Colorado School of Law to present an advanced course in environmental law.

Environmental Litigation will be held Wednesday-Friday, June 16-18, at the University of Colorado School of Law, 2450 Kittredge Loop Road, Boulder. It provides a unique opportunity for private- and public-sector environmental lawyers to refine their litigation skills by better understanding how litigation problems, substantive environmental law and science relate to each other.

This year's course will focus on the containment of litigation costs, the enforcement initiatives of the Obama administration, the problems inherent in electronic and digital data, and the litigation issues arising from global warming.It is designed to be a practical course in environmental advocacy, concentrating on the advanced skills necessary to prevail before administrative and judicial forums in the various environmental litigations including CERCLA, NEPA, and the judicial review of agency action.

Special topics include the discovery of ESI; spoliation; the manipulation of scientific data; litigation issues arising from global warming; enforcement trends; and hazardous substance litigation including arranger liability and proving equitable shares. Ethical issues, some of which are unique to environmental litigation, are explored from a practical litigation standpoint.

Among the speakers are Bonnie Allyn Barnett, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Yueh-ru Chu, Environmental Protection Bureau, New York Office of the Attorney General; John C. Cruden, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. DOJ; and Donald W. Stever, K&L Gates LLP.

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

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