Former Dean Irma Russell Published in Environmental Forum

Environmental ForumFormer Dean Irma Russell joins co-authors Tracy Hester, Robert Percival, Victor Flatt, and Joel Mintz in the article, entitled Restating Environmental Law. The full version is set to be published in the Spring issue of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. A synopsis of the article appears as the cover story in the January/February issue of The Environmental Forum, a publication of the Environmental Law Institute.

The authors present wide ranging experience in the environmental area. Professor Tracy Hester is a Professor of Practice at the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Robert Percival is the Robert Stanton Professor and the Director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Professor Victor Flatt is the Tom and Elizabeth Taft Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law, Environment Adaptation and Resources (CLEAR) at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Professor Joel Mintz is a Professor of Law at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University.

The group of five co-authors, all elected members of the American Law Institute, head an initiative and work group seeking to encourage the ALI to undertake an environmental law restatement or project to address compelling social concerns relating to environmental law.

Additionally, in November of 2014, Professor Russell was a panelist on the topic “50 Years of Evolving Water Law and Management in the US,” at the Annual Water Resources Conference “50 Years Of Water Resources Management: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?” A former chair of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources and of the AALS Section of Natural Resources & Energy, Professor Russell’s presentation focused on Montana’s water law and constitution. Other panelists were Professor John Peck of the University of Kansas School of Law, Professor James May of Widener Law and Burke Griggs, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General and Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.