On February 24, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago will present a day long symposium titled “Protecting the Great Lakes.” The program features an impressive line-up of leading scholars and policy makers in the field, addressing a range of topics from pollution to water diversions to invasive species. The complete program is available online. I’ll be speaking in the morning, giving an overview of the Great Lakes legal regime and explaining the complex array of applicable laws, policies, and government actors. I’m especially honored to be sharing this session with the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, Chief Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, one of the leading jurists of our time. (Check out this fascinating and insightful interview of Judge Easterbrook, where he shares his thoughts on everything from textualism and economic theory to filing amicus briefs in appellate litigation.)
There will be several participation options: attend in-person at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago; view online via Live Webcast; or view online via Delayed Webcast (view uninterrupted program or in segments). The symposium is supported financially by foundations, law firms and others, and as a result it is priced to encourage viewership; $100 with MCLE; $25.00 without MCLE. To further encourage viewership, the sponsors will make arrangements upon request for viewing without fee by law school audiences, as well as college and university audiences. Interested law school, college and university faculty or groups may email Chris Grubb at email@example.com.