Wheeler, a CWRU alum, joins more than a dozen nationally recognized environmental, legal experts at Oct. 18 symposium
Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Case Western Reserve University alumnus, returns to campus as keynote speaker in a daylong symposium examining the EPA’s 50th anniversary.
The event serves as the inaugural symposium of the law school’s newest academic center, the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law. The center was established last year with a $10 million gift—the largest in the law school’s history—from the center’s namesake, a law school alumnus who has spent decades advocating for environmental issues.
Wheeler joins a slate of nationally recognized environmental law and policy experts—among them Harvard’s Joseph Aldy, a climate change scholar who served as Special Assistant to the President for Energy & Environment in the Obama administration, and Michael Vandenbergh, an energy and environmental law expert who served as chief of staff in the EPA during the Clinton administration.
Jonathan H. Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and inaugural director of the Burke Center, said Wheeler’s visit aligns with the center’s mission of providing a forum for policymakers and thought leaders to engage in serious discussions of pressing environmental concerns across political and disciplinary boundaries.
“This symposium is an exciting beginning for the Burke Center, where we are working to establish our school as a hub of interdisciplinary research in this increasingly important field,” Adler said. “We’re looking forward to fostering a healthy discussion and robust analysis of the environmental and legal issues in the forefront of current national and international conversations.”
Additional speakers include:
- Ann Carlson, University of California Los Angeles Law School
- Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Donald Elliott, Yale Law School, former EPA General Counsel
- Jonathan Gilligan, Vanderbilt University
- Joseph Goffman, Harvard Law School, former EPA Associate Assistant Administrator
- Emily Hammond, George Washington University Law School
- Michael Livermore, University of Virginia Law School
- Brian Mannix, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, former EPA Associate Administrator
- Robert Percival, University of Maryland Law School
- Wendy Wagner, University of Texas Law School
- Dan Walters, Pennsylvania State University Law School
- Katrina Wyman, New York University Law School
The symposium—which takes place in the law school’s Moot Courtroom—is open to the public and free to attend. However, advance registration is required.
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