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CONFERENCE AGENDA

KALMANOVITZ APPELLATE COURTROOM, KING HALL, UC DAVIS

  

8:00-9:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast

     

8:00-8:45

Introductory Panel: "ESA 101" (.75 hours CLE)

  • Al Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law

9:00-9:15

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

  • Kevin Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law
  • Richard Frank, CELPC Director & Professor of Environmental Practice, UC Davis School of Law

9:15-9:45

Morning Keynote Address (.5 hours CLE)

  • Bruce Babbitt , Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior; Former Governor and Attorney General of Arizona

9:45-10:45

Panel 1: "Four Decades of the ESA: A Legal and Policy Retrospective" (1.0 hours CLE)

  • John Leshy , Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law; Former Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior 
  • Lois Schiffer , General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Former Assistant Attorney General, Environment & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Lesley McAllister, Professor, UC Davis School of Law [Moderator]

10:45-11:00

Morning Networking Break


11:00-12:30

Panel 2: "State and International Perspectives on Wildlife Protection Laws" (1.5 hours CLE)

  • Charlton "Chuck" Bonham , Director, California Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Michael Sutton , President, California Fish & Game Commission; Executive Director, Audubon California; Summer Faculty, Vermont Law School
  • Chris Wold , Professor & Director of the International Environmental Law Project, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Miles Hogan, CELPC Environmental Law Fellow, UC Davis School of Law [Moderator]

12:30-1:00

Lunch (Provided)


1:00-1:45

Afternoon Keynote Address (.75 hours CLE)

  • Dr. Jane Lubchenco , Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Professor of Environmental Science and Marine Biology, Oregon State University

1:45-3:15

Panel 3: "Creative Approaches to the ESA: Candidate Conservation Agreements, Habitat Conservation Plans, Safe Harbor Agreements, and More" (1.5 hours CLE)

  • Michael Bean , Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, U.S. DOI
  • Jamie Rappaport Clark , President and CEO, Defenders of Wildlife; Former Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • James Sanchirico , Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
  • Mary Scoonover , Chair, CELPC Advisory Board; Attorney, Resources Law Group [Moderator]

3:15-3:30

Afternoon Networking Break


3:30-5:00

Panel 4: "The Future of the ESA: A Conversation with Some Premier ESA Attorneys & Scholars" (1.5 hours CLE)

  • Holly Doremus , Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Damien Schiff , Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Kassie Siegel , Senior Counsel & Director of the Climate Law Institute, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Richard Frank, CELPC Director & Professor of Environmental Practice, UC Davis School of Law [Moderator]

5:00-5:15

Concluding Remarks

  • Richard Frank, CELPC Director & Professor of Environmental Practice, UC Davis School of Law

5:15-6:30

Hosted Reception (King Hall Courtyard)