2018 Panels


2018 Scheduled Panels

Louisiana & The Gulf Coast: Climate Change

  • Urban Landscapes, Planning, & Municipal Water Management
  • Environmental Justice in Louisiana
  • Cognitive Dissonance: Climate Change Denial & The Adequacy of the Louisiana Master Plan
  • Aquaculture: Lobsters, Oysters, & Shrimp, Oh My!
  • Food System Justice and Sustainability
  • Indigenous Tribes & Human Rights in Louisiana and Alaska

New Frontiers in Energy

  • The Future (Collapse) of the Electric Grid
  • Renewable Energy: Finance and Development
  • Liquid Natural Gas & Carbon Sequestration: A Pipe Dream?
  • Arctic Law: The Next Frontier
  • Mal Adaptations & Mitigations

Miscellaneous Topics

  • Sonic Sea: The Impact of Sound Pollution of the Marine Environment
  • Wild Life: Animals in Captivity
  • Tangential Impacts of Climate Change: Political Action, Mass Migration, International Security
  • Climate Change Litigation
  • Public Lands: National Parks, New Orleans Monuments, and Private Ownership
  • An Update on the Endangered Species Act: New Threats & Victories

Legal Profession & Ethics

  • Mindfulness for Lawyers
  • Recent Developments in Legal Ethics

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Thank you again to our 2017 Summit participants! For a list of presenters, organized by topic, please see below: 

  • Key Note Speaker: Kim Jordan, Co-founder, Chair of the Board and former CEO of New Belgium Brewing,
  • Mindfulness and Professionalism, Keith Werhan, Ashton Phelps Chair of Constitutional Law at Tulane University Law School
  • Recent Developments in Legal Ethics, Dane Ciolino, Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • The Role of Electronic Discovery in Environmental Investigations and Litigation 
    • Judge Roby, S. Magistrate Judge
    • Andy Lee, Esq.
    • Lynn Luker (Moderator), J.S., LL.M. in Admiralty, LL.M. Energy and Environmental Law, Tulane Law School
  • Sustainable Seafood 
    • Melissa Daigle, Research Associate and Resiliency Specialist, Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program
    • Chef Frank Brigtsen
    • Kimberly Davis Reyher, Executive Director of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
    • John Fallon, (Moderator) Assistant Director Outreach & Engagement, Audubon Nature Institute, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries
  • After The Spill: Effects and New Threats to Dolphins in Barataria Bay
  • Future of Nuclear Energy 
    • Matt Wald, Senior Communications Advisor at the Nuclear Energy Institute
    • Robert Sloan, Senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane Law School; Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)
    • Tyson Slocum, Energy Program Director, Public Citizens, Inc.
    • Kenneth Gelburd (Moderator)
  • Mastering the Coastal Master Plan
    • Mark Davis, Director, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy
    • Len Bahr
    • Kimberly Davis Reyher (Moderator)
  • According Nature Itself Rights 
    • Mari Margill
    • Erin Daly, Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School and Co-Director, Dignity Rights Project
    • Mauritius Nagelmueller, LLM Candidate, International and Comparative Law
    • Daniel Norona (Moderator)
  • Climate Justice: a World Without Winners and Losers  
    • Monique Harden, Esq.
    • Tim Hardy, Attorney
    • May Nguyen (Moderator)
  • The Marine Environment and the South China Sea Arbitration 
    • Bernard Oxman, Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
    • James Borton, Walker Institute at the University of South Carolina
    • Hao Jiang (Moderator)
  • Geo-Engineering as a Solution to Climate Change 
    • Edward Richards, Director, Program in Law, Science, and Public Health; Professor of Law
    • Kanchan Maiti, Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
    • Robert R.M. Verchick (Moderator), Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar and Chair in Environmental Law and Senior Fellow at Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy
  • Illegal Wildlife Trade  and CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)
    • Carney Anne Nasser, Senior Counsel for Wildlife and Regulatory Affairs, Animal Legal Defense Fund
    • Jordan Lesser, Attorney at Law
    • Rachel Kramer, Senior Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation & TRAFFIC, World Wildlife Fund
    • Brett Korte (Moderator), ELI
  • Drone Technology and Conservation 
    • Rachel Kramer, Senior Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation & TRAFFIC, World Wildlife Fund
    • Brandon Brown, J.D.
    • Jeffrey Kerby, PhD
    • Rock Palermo (Moderator), Attorney at Law
  • What Do We Do About Drinking Water? 
    • Adrienne Katner, D.Env., M.S., Louisiana State University Health Center- School of Public Health
    • Wilma Subra, President of Subra Company and Technical Advisor to Louisiana Environmental Action Network
    • Hayes Town, BS & MS Professional Engineer
    • Mark Davis (Moderator), Director, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy
  • Where Theres Muck There’s Brass 
    • Richard Webster Esq.
    • Andy Jacoby, partner, Scott Vicknair Hair & Checki
    • Robert Brager Esq.
    • Court VanTassell (Moderator), Liskow & Lewis
  • Greening of Louisiana Communities  
    • Prisca Weems, Principal, FutureProof
    • Charles Allen, III, Resilience Outreach Manager
    • Ella Delio, Director of Environmental Programs
    • Michelle Pyne (Moderator) , Director New Orleans Office, Global Green USA
  • Totally Buggin’ Out 
    • Tamara Zakim, Deputy Attorney General, California
    • Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
    • Bessie Daschbach (Moderator), Member, Jones, Swanson, Huddle & Garrison, LLC
  • Shark Management and Law 
    • Caroline Park, Deputy Section Chief with the Fisheries and Protected Resources Section of the National Oceanic
    • Jason Adriance, Finfish Program Manager, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
    • Martin O’Connell, Director – Nekton Research Laboratory Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans
    • Guyer Bogen (Moderator), 2016 Tulane Environmental Law Summit Speaker Chair and Third-Year Law Student at Tulane University Law School
  • Environmental Justice: What Happened to Title VI? 
    • Tim Hardy, Attorney
    • Colette Pichon-Battle, Esq., Executive Director – US Human Rights Network
    • Robert Wiygul (Moderator), Partner Waltzer, Wiygul & Garside LLC
  •  A Revolution in Property Rights: The Strange History of the Subsequent Purchaser Doctrine After Eagle Pipe
    • Rock Palermo, Attorney at Law
    • Bessie Daschbach, Jones, Swanson, Huddle & Garrison, LLC
    • Rob McNeal (Moderator), Shareholder, Liskow & Lewis
  • Environmental Journalism, Trumped? 
    • Mark Schleifstein, Environmental Reporter
    • Bob Marshall, Journalist
    • Debbie Elliott (Moderator), National Correspondent, NPR News
  • The Legality of Orcas in Human Care 
    • Carney Anne Nasser, Senior Counsel for Wildlife and Regulatory Affairs, Animal Legal Defense Fund
    • Robin Friday, Founder of Wildlife International Network and serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Embassy, Inc. and Wildlife International Network, Inc.
  • Permitting Disaster: Baton Rouge Area Floods of 2016 
    • Edward Richards, Director, Program in Law, Science, and Public Health; Professor of Law
    • Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, Ph.D.Amelia Hoppe (Moderator), Esq., Program Director at Louisiana Civil Justice Center

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