Environmental Law Center to Host Workshop on Constitutional Environmental Rights
Web Editor - Published: May 29, 2012
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Professor and H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law Erin Daly


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Professor James R. May


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Distinguished Professor John C. Dernbach

On Thursday, May 31st, Widener Law’s Environmental Law Center, which brings together expert faculty from both of Widener Law’s campuses, will host a special Constitutional Environmental Rights Workshop that will provide a forum for Environmental and Constitutional Law scholars to engage in a lively and engaging conversation about their work at the intersection of these important areas of the law.

Professor Erin Daly, the H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law, and Professor James May, Co-Director of the Environmental Law Center, who are working on a book on environmental rights and constitutional protections, put the event together to gather noted scholars in the areas of Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Environmental Law in order to share their works in progress with colleagues and receive valuable feedback on their scholarship.

Noting that by its nature Constitutional Environmental rights is an interdisciplinary area, Professor Daly observes, “Some people are coming from an Environmental Law background and some people are looking at it from a Constitutional or Comparative Constitutional Law perspective. Its an area that allows for people to share these different perspectives.”

“This is a much more intimate event where people will be working together in a collaborative format,” she adds.

Both veteran scholars and individuals just beginning their careers will participate in the workshop, which will include individuals from as far away as Latin America as well as California, Montana and other parts of the United States via Skype. In addition to Professors Daly, May, and Environmental Law Center Co-Director and Distinguished Professor John C. Dernbach, workshop participants will include William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Mark Tushnet; Robert Percival, the Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; and Tulane University Law School Professor Oliver A. Houck, among others.

Read more about the workshop on the Environmental Law Center’s website, or take a look at workshop papers and speaker biographies.