‘Celebrating Earth Week: Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy with the Trump Administration’ panel discussion set for Wednesday, April 18

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As part of Earth Week, the Wake Forest School of Law will host a moderated panel discussion about environmental and natural resources law and policy under the Trump Administration entitled, “Celebrating Earth Week: Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy with the Trump Administration,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Room 1312, Worrell Professional Center. The program, which is free and open to the public, is supported in part by the Office of the Provost and in collaboration with the Center for Energy, the Environment and Sustainability (CEES).

The panel, which will be moderated by Visiting Professor of Practice Don Jodrey (JD ‘84), will examine recent legal and policy changes in the law and the discursive challenges of addressing environmental issues in areas that have become controversial given recent direction changes. The panel will also look ahead to opportunities to ensure environmental and natural resource protection given these changes.

Panelists include Avi Garbow, partner at Gibson Dunn and former general counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency; Rachel Jacobson, special counsel at WilmerHale and former deputy general counsel for the Environment for the Department of Defense; Jo-Ellen Darcy, board member at American Rivers and former assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works at the Department of Defense; and Professor Sid Shapiro, the Fletcher Chair of Administrative Law at Wake Forest University.

“The proposed panel contributes to the vibrancy of the intellectual life of Wake Forest University by benefiting students, both graduate and undergraduate, faculty, staff, and members of the greater Winston-Salem community who are interested in environmental and natural resources issues,” Professor Jodrey said.

“It is a true celebration of Earth Week by bringing in noted experts in the environmental and natural resources fields to help us understand where we are in protecting our environment and what we need to do to ensure that protection into the future,” Professor Jodrey added. “Anyone studying or working to implement conservation of our environmental resources will benefit and I am looking forward to the dialogue among our presenters and our audience.”