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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014

News Briefs 12 SUMMER 20 14 S T E V E Y E AT E R THE STATE OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT McGeorge Law Review Symposium addresses California’s future The McGeorge Law Review hosted its annual symposium on April 11, 2014, on the topic “Growing, Growing, Gone: Innovative Ideas in Resource Management for a Growing Population.” The symposium was organized by Professor Rachael Salcido, faculty adviser, McGeorge Law Review; and Natalie Kuffel, ’14, chief symposium editor. The McGeorge Law Review board took advantage of its location in California’s capital to assemble key policymakers, experts and scholars to discuss California’s future. Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs, director of the Pacific McGeorge Capital Center for Public Law & Policy, welcomed everyone to the event and introduced Ken Alex, senior policy adviser to the governor and director of the governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). The work that OPR is doing on the state’s Environmental Goals and Policy Report inspired the topic for this symposium. Next, the symposium delved into the topic of “Limited Land: How We Develop.” James “Jim” Andrew, assistant chief counsel, California High-Speed Rail Authority, moderated the discussion. The panelists included Professor Dorothy Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law; Jeffrey Michael, University of the Pacific; and Martha Dina Arguello, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility. The second panel covered the topic “Limited Land: How We Conserve,” moderated by Phil Pogledich, senior deputy county counsel, Yolo County. The panelists were Professor Kalyani Robbins, University of Akron School of Law; Braiden Chadwick, founding partner, Mitchell Chadwick; and Aimee Rutledge, executive director, Sacramento Valley Conservancy. Distinguished Professor John Sprankling introduced the Capital Lecture keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, who presented “Water & Sustainability.” “The Virtual River and the Importance of Conservation” was the topic of the third panel. The Honorable Ronald Robie, ’67, associate justice on the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, moderated the discussion. The panelists were professor Paul Stanton Kibel, Golden Gate University School of Law; Professor Jennifer Harder, UC Davis School of Law and McGeorge School of Law; and Alf Brandt, legislative director for Assemblyman Anthony Rendon. The final panel covered the topic of “Renewable Energy: What Is Possible?” and was moderated by Sue Kateley, chief consultant, California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. Panelists were Professor K.K. DuVivier, University of Denver, Strum College of Law; Michael J. Levy, chief counsel, California Energy Commission; and Kristen Castaños, partner, Stoel Rives. The 2014 symposium was sponsored by Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, the McGeorge Law Review and the Witkin Legal Institute. The symposium presenters will publish their papers in the fall 2014 issue of the McGeorge Law Review. For more information, visit go.mcgeorge.edu/mlrsymposium. Above: Dr. Peter Gleick


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014
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