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Corporations and Climate Change: How Businesses are Changing the Environmental Landscape

Corporations and Climate Change: How Businesses are Changing the Environmental Landscape

 


43 of Vermont Law Review is hosting its annual Symposium to analyze and observe the trends of businesses and climate change. Throughout the day, panelists will discuss and question the role of climate change and corporations. Panels will discuss how the law can be used to keep corporations accountable, how corporations themselves can change the law or their policies for the good of the environment, and finally how to incentivize and encourage corporations to act in environmentally conscious ways.


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Panels:

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:30 to 10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
– Patrick Leary JD’19, Editor-in-Chief, Vermont Law Review
Tom McHenry, President and Dean, Vermont Law School
Melissa Scanlan, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

10 to 11:45 a.m. Panel I: “Businesses as Drivers of Climate Disruption”

Moderator: Mark Latham, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School 

Panelists:
Benjamin Krass, Esq.,  Hagens Berman
Brian Dunkiel, Esq., Dunkiel Saunders
Richard Wallsgrove, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law
Lisa Benjamin, Professor of Law, Penn State Law School

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Private Lunch

12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Panel II: “Businesses as a Force for Climate Solutions”
Moderator: Marc Mihaly, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

Panelists:
Elizabeth Schmidt, Professor of Practice, UMass Amherst
James Ming Chen, Professor of Law, Technology Law Group in D.C.
Hana Vizcarra, Esq., Harvard Environmental Law & Energy Program
Noah Shaw, Esq., Board of Directors of the N.Y. State Energy Research and Development Authority

2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Panel III: “Incentivizing Reform”
Moderator: Melissa Scanlan, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

Panelists:
Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
Victor Flatt, Professor of Law, University of Houston
Cristina Banahan, Esq., ISS Corporate Solutions
Abigail Wuest, Esq., Goods Unite Us

4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

Angela Sicker JD’19, Symposium Editor, Vermont Law Review
Serena Tang JD’19, Symposium Editor, Vermont Law Review

4:45 to 6 p.m. Closed Reception in Yates

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