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Thursday, February 21 2013, 4:30 PM to Saturday, February 23 2013, 6:30 PM

19th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference

The Endangered Species Act at 40

February 21-23, 2013 at the University of Florida Levin College of Law

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. In honor of this occasion, the 19th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law will focus on the evolution of endangered species protection over the past four decades. The conference will feature panels on a variety of topics discussing cross-cutting themes in endangered species protection, including - whether the Endangered Species Act is accomplishing its purposes, new and continuing challenges to endangered species protection, and innovative approaches to implementation of the Act.

The keynote speakers for this year’s conference will include Carl Safina, founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute, and award winning author of “Song for the Blue Ocean,” and “Eye of the Albatross,” and Zygmunt Plater and Patrick Parentau, attorneys in the landmark decision of Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill et al., 437 U.S. 153 (1978) (“the Snail Darter Case”).

As always, the Conference will include special events and activities, citizen and attorney skills training opportunities provided the ELULS Public Interest Committee, and plenty of networking venues.



We hope you will join us at this year’s Public Interest Environmental Conference.  Please check our websitehttp://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/concentration/elul/public-interest-environmental-conference for updates.

University of Florida Levin College of Law

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Educational Program/Conference