Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series Kicks Off
Web Editor - Published: September 21, 2010
WeissEdith300pxOn Thursday, September 23rd at noon, Edith Brown Weiss, the Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will present “The Evolution of International Environmental Law” on Widener Law’s Delaware campus. Her presentation will be the first in a new Environmental Law Distinguished Speakers Series sponsored by the Environmental Law Center.

Professor Brown Weiss will speak in the Special Collections Room of the Legal Information center. The event will also be available on the Harrisburg campus via videoconference to Room 205 of the Classroom and Legal Information Center Building.

A graduate of Stanford University, Edith Brown Weiss earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and an Honorary LL.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. From 1990 to 1992, Professor Brown Weiss served as Associate General Counsel for International Activities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown, she was a Professor of Civil Engineering and Politics at Princeton University. In 2003, she received the ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy.

The next speaker in the Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker series will be Professor Robert V. Percival of the University of Maryland School of Law on Tuesday, November 9th. He will present “Liability for Environmental Harm and Emerging Global Environmental Law” on the Harrisburg campus.