This Friday, October 4th, the U.C. Davis School of Law’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center (CELPC) will convene a major conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the federal Endangered Species Act. “The ESA at 40: Examining Its Past and Exploring Its Future” will bring to King Hall a broad array of ESA experts, including government policymakers, scientists, economists and academics.
Keynoting the all-day conference will be former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and former Administrator of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Dr. Jane Lubchenco. Other featured speakers include Counselor to the Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Interior for Fish & Wildlife Michael Bean; President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife Jamie Clark; Pacific Legal Foundation Principal Attorney Damien Schiff; Center for Biological Diversity Senior Counsel Kassie Siegel; and Law Professors (and ESA scholars) John Leshy, Holly Doremus, Al Lin and Chris Wold.
Registration remains open for the conference, which is free to the public. The conference agenda can be found here, and online registration here, along with written materials submitted by the speakers.