Panel Event

On October 22, 2015, the Earth Institute hosted a panel discussion on the Origins of Environmental Law, featuring Leon Billings and Thomas Jorling, and moderated by Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. The event was well-attended by students, faculty, and local law and policy professionals. Gerrard called the 1970s and 1980s the “golden age of environmental law making,” and asked Professors Jorling and Billings to compare that era to today. Billings and Jorling talked a lot about what policy-making was like in that “golden age,” and provided some insight for what needs to change for effective changes in the future. The event was also webcast live; a full video of the event is available here: