Friday, August 26, 2011

David Loomis, Environmental Planner for the U.S. Forest Service, to Speak on NEPA at Denver Law on September 8

David Loomis, an environmental planner for the U.S. Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Region, will talk about "The National Environmental Policy Act: A Practitioner's Perspective" on Thursday, September 8, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room 270 at the Sturm College of Law.

The noontime presentation is the first in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy guest speakers series that will run throughout the entire academic year. All interested students are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.

Mr. Loomis provides advice, guidance, and training to the 11 National Forests in the Region. He also supervises an externship for Denver Law students for the Region's strategic planning staff. He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master of Science in Land Use Planning Policy. He is a regular guest lecturer on NEPA issues at Colorado State University.

For further information, please contact Lucy Daberkow, Assistant Administrative Director for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Program, at

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DU Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Program Brochure now Available Electronically

Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Program brochure, "Focus on the Global Horizon," is now available in "flip book" style on the program's website.

The brochure can be easily read around the world by anyone with Internet access. The "flip book" style allows viewers to read a page-by-page version of the brochure, which is identical to the hard copy brochure.

The brochure can be accessed by clicking here and then going to the right-hand side of the page.

One of the unique aspects of the electronic version of the brochure is that it incorporates a link to a video about the program, a feature that was never available with the hardcopy brochure.

Lucy Daberkow, Assistant Administrative Director of the Graduate Program, and Meghan Howes, Director of Communications for Denver Law, spearheaded the effort to make the brochure available on the web.

Ms. Daberkow said, "One of the cornerstones of our environmental and natural resources law graduate program is attracting a diverse student body made up of individuals from around the world. This new 'flip book' version of our brochure allows people worldwide to see and experience our program first-hand without the need to wait for days and sometimes weeks to receive a copy of the brochure. This new brochure will help us recruit even more diverse student groups in the future."

The 2011-2012 graduate program class is made up of students from 10 different countries. Click here to see more about the new class.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Justin Pidot, Assistant Professor at Denver Law, Weighs in on Delisting of Gray Wolf

Denver Law Assistant Professor Justin Pidot weighed in last week about Congress's decision to reinstate the delisting decision of the gray wolf in the mountain west.

Professor Pidot's comments came on the blog Legal Planet, a collaboration between the Univeristy of California Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law. Legal Planet provides insight and analysis on energy and environmental law and policy.

Professor Pidot wrote in part, "...[S]tepping back from the arcane separation of powers questions dominant in the legal case, I think we ill-serve the Endangered Species Act and biodiversity conservation more generally when we object too strenuously to delisting canus lupis."

To read Professor Pidot's comments, please click here.

Professor Pidot teaches Environmental Law and Property Law.