The General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense will kick off a conference Friday, Feb. 7, on the legal and ethical issues related to climate change. The 12th annual Law & Society Symposium, “Legal, Ethical, and Policy Implications of a Changing Climate,” takes place at the Charleston Music Hall and includes public and private sector attorneys, government officials, law professors and a climate scientist who share their expertise in environmental law and discuss the fast-approaching legal implications of a new climate.
The Charleston Law Review and The Riley Institute at Furman University host the symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Space is limited. To register, go to this link.
9:30 a.m. Panel One: “Sea Level Rise: Preparing for a New Reality”
Charleston School of Law Professor Allyson Haynes-Stuart will moderate a panel consisting of Harry Kelso, Deputy General Counsel for Environment, Energy and Installations for the U.S. Department of Defense; Tom Mullikin, Professor of Environmental Law for Charleston School of Law; and Dr. Astrid Caldas, Senior Climate Scientist.
10:45 a.m. Panel Two: “Offshore Drilling: Can Judicial Influence Effect Change?”
Charleston School of Law Professor Bill Merkel will moderate a panel that consists of Keith B. Hall, Director of the Mineral Law Institute; Catherine Wannamaker, Senior Attorney for Southern Environmental Law Center; and Patrick Parenteau, Senior Counsel for Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.
12:00 noon Panel Three: “Water Quality: Merging Policy and Pragmatism.”
Charleston School of Law Professor Miller Shealy will moderate a panel consisting of Amy Armstrong, Executive Director and General Counsel for the South Carolina Environmental Law Project; Karen Colmie, Associate General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense; and Robert Glicksman, Professor of Environmental Law at the George Washington University Law School.