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2018 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium The Public Trust Doctrine in the 21st Century

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | Washington, DC

Join The George Washington University Law School, the Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, GW Environmental & Energy Law Association, and the Environmental Law Institute for a symposium on the Public Trust Doctrine in Washington, DC.

The Public Trust Doctrine is rooted, at least in part, in the 800-year old Charter of the Forests and remains a subject of significant debate today. The Symposium will reflect on the role of the Charter of the Forests, the development of the Public Trust Doctrine in the United States, and explore the role of Public Trust Doctrine today in contexts including climate, water resources, state constitutions, and other settings.

The Symposium will bring together some of the foremost experts on public trust issues in the United States and Canada who hold variety of perspectives on the Doctrine to discuss the evolving role that the Public Trust Doctrine is playing today with respect to climate change, public lands, water rights and other critical environmental and natural resource issues.

V&E partner Maggie Peloso is participating in a panel discussion on "Applications of the Public Trust Doctrine: Part II" from 12:00 - 2:45 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

For more information on this event, please follow this link.


The George Washington University Law School
The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

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