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

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). Continue reading »

Law professors deliberate possibility of climate control’s fate under the Trump Administration

Four Wake Forest Law professors recently expressed concern for encroaching environmental factors that continue to cause irreversible damage to air, water and wildlife as part of a panel organized by Wake Forest University’s Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

According to the panelists, last year the average global temperature climbed 1.5 degrees celsius, making 2016 the hottest year on record.  As the nation adjusts to the Trump Administration, the panelists outlined the potential bleak future of environmental policies.

“These are the most consequential issues facing global leaders,” said Justin Catanoso, a professor of journalism at Wake Forest University. “All of the other issues cannot fix themselves if we don’t get ahold of climate change and environmental sustainability.”

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Old Gold and Black: ‘Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy’

The Old Gold and Black published the following story, “Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy,” on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Law professors to speak Tuesday, Jan. 17, on environmental policies under Trump Administration

In January 2017, Republicans will control the White House and both branches of Congress, which suggests a vastly different outlook for the United States on issues related to the environment, climate change and energy.

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) has gathered environmental, political and academic experts from Wake Forest Law to explain how the United States’ environmental policy will take shape under the Trump Administration. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Byrum Welcome Center.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Clean Power Plan

Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in the following article, “CEES Faculty React to Supreme Court’s Decision on Clean Power Plan,” published originally on the CEES website on Feb. 11.

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Wake Forest Law co-sponsors panel discussion ‘Truth, Lies and Politics’ on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Wait Chapel

Wake Forest Law is co-sponsoring “Truth, Lies and Politics: Ideology, Rationality and Choice in an Election Year” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Wait Chapel.

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Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of first students to be admitted into newest dual degree program

Wake Forest University School of Law and the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) are partnering to offer a dual Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Sustainability (JD/MASus) degree. Unlike most dual-degree offerings, students will be able to earn both degrees in three years.

Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of the first students to be admitted into the new program, which allows him to pursue studies of sustainability from the perspectives of law, business, economics, science and public policy.

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Professor John Knox participates in CEES event, ‘Road Map to Paris,’ about COP21 on Thursday, Nov. 19

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment, and other Wake Forest University faculty climate change experts will present a moderated discussion, “Road Map to Paris – Everything you ever wanted to know about COP21, but were afraid to ask,” from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University. The event is presented by the Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES). Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox to participate in ‘Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet’ on March 18 at ZSR Library

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox and Wake Forest Professors Miles Silman and Justin Catanoso will participate in “Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Wake Forest ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404).  They will discuss their experience at the December 2014 climate conference in Lima, Peru. This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, but was rescheduled due to the University closing because of winter weather.

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