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Category Archives: Hot Topics 2009

Where Wild Things Aren’t: The Supreme Court in Review

This audio file was recorded on June 23, 2009 Pat Parenteau, Vermont Law School Is the Navy’s sonar program more important than whale conservation? Is it okay to destroy a pristine Alaskan lake by filling it with mine waste? Advertisements

Are Conservation Easements Forever?

This audio file was recorded on June 18, 2009. Jessica Jay ’97, Conservation Law, P.C. This lecture will explore the perpetual nature and durability of conservation easements and address the surrounding legal principles.

Residency Restrictions for Convicted Sex Offenders

This audio file was recorded on June 12, 2009. Dwight Merriam, Land Use Group, Robinson & Cole, LLP Sex offender registries have evolved into residency restrictions for a broad range of sex offenders. What is good public policy in this area?

Comparing Energy Regulation in China and the U.S.

This audio file was recorded on June 11, 2009. Lifen Wang, State Electricial Regulatory Commission of China This lecture will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different energy regulatory systems in China and the United States.

Collaborative Governance: What It Is, Where It’s Going

This audio file was recorded on June 5, 2009. Philip J. Harter, University of Missouri School of Law President Obama says that government should be collaborative. What does this mean for federal, state, and local governments?

Human Rights Mired in the Canadian Oil Sands

This audio file was recorded on June 4, 2009. James Grijalva, University of North Dakota School of Law Often lost in the controversy over Canada’s oil development are the human rights of indigenous people to environmental self-determination.

An Ocean Agenda for the Obama Administration

This audio file was recorded on June 2, 2009. Mike Sutton, Monterrey Bay Aquarium President Obama has an unprecedented opportunity to safeguard the marine environment.

Smart Grids: What Are They and Why Should We Care?

This audio file was recorded on May 28, 2009 Paul Hines, UVM School of Engineering This talk will focus on the smart metering portion of the smart grid and its implications for the public and the legal community.