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Florida Environmental Law & Policy Webinar Lectures

Free webinar series

St. Thomas University School of Law
Fridays, 9:30 - 11:20 a.m.
Available by remote access

Presented by the LL.M. Program in Environmental Sustainability at St. Thomas Law, Professor Keith Rizzardi’s semester-long series of guest seminars features expert instruction about current issues relevant to “Florida Environmental Law and Policy.” Please e-mail to register in advance for remote access.

Upcoming sessions feature:

Jan. 27, 2012: Strategies to End Overfishing in Federal Waters, with a focus on the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries.

Julie Morris, New College of Florida, provides insights into the policy, rulemaking, and the Congressional oversight process associated with fishery regulation. She will focus on new law and rules to end overfishing in federal waters. She will also discuss recent changes in regulations for Gulf of Mexico Gag Grouper and Red Grouper.

Feb. 3, 2012: Not-so-cooperative federalism? Clean Water Act regulation

James Nutt, South Florida Water Management District, discusses the rise of the administrative state, growing tensions over federal disrespect of local interest. Through cooperative federalism, Congress manifest respect for fundamentally local concerns and an expectation for the Executive and Judiciary to follow. The Clean Water Act is a classic example. With cries that the implementing agencies and courts are increasingly running roughshod over the states’ water and land management rights, is Congress’ intent being met? (This course is scheduled for one hour only, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Feb. 10, 2012: The Unique Laws of Florida’s Native American Tribes

Michelle Diffenderfer, Lewis Longman & Walker, and Kelly Brooks Smith, Friedman & Frost, PL, examine the unique tribal, water and environmental laws associated with representing the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Feb. 17, 2012: The Lawyer-Consultant Relationship: Petroleum Spill Case Studies

Chris Herin, Geosyntec Consultants, explores the role of the consultant and the lawyer in site assessment and remediation.