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Social Justice Monday: Halfway Through the Term: A Look at the Trump Presidency and its Environmental Implications

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Monday, Feb 4, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM PST
Room C5Map Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

The Environmental Law Society presents

 Halfway Through the Term: 
A Look at the Trump Presidency and its Environmental Implications

Monday, February 4, 2019

Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Sullivan Hall, Room C5

Soup Lunch Provided 

Please join the Environmental Law Society to discuss the Trump administration’s environmental policies halfway through the term. Our panel will be discussing the impact of current political decisions on our lands, our people, and our global environment. The panel will be moderated, but please bring questions to join in the dialogue.

The panel includes:

Professor John Kirkwood is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law and a member of the American Law Institute. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute, an Adviser to the Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies, and sits on the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Economic Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools. The Supreme Court has quoted him, he won the Jerry S. Cohen Award for the best antitrust scholarship of 2012, and he has been published over forty times. He speaks frequently at antitrust conferences and consults and testifies on antitrust cases. He was a Co-Editor of Research in Law and Economics for eight years. He has testified before Congress and at the hearings on predatory pricing held by the FTC and the Justice Department. The New York Times, USA Today, and many other print and broadcast media have quoted him. After graduating from Yale magna cum laude and with Honors of Exceptional Distinction in Economics, Professor Kirkwood received a master's degree in public policy and a law degree from Harvard, both with honors. He directed the Planning Office, the Evaluation Office, and the Premerger Notification Program at the FTC's Bureau of Competition in Washington, D.C. and later managed cases and investigations at the Northwest Regional Office. At Seattle University, Professor Kirkwood has received the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Dean's Medal.

Professor Michael Mayer has over a decade of experience as an environmental law practitioner, primarily with the public interest law firm Earthjustice. While there, he worked with both the Northwest and Alaska regional offices. His work in the Northwest focused on protecting struggling salmon runs, and his time with the Alaska office was devoted entirely to opposing offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Professor Mayer also spent a number of years with Washington Environmental Council, researching land use issues and directing a campaign to reform the state's antiquated water laws.

Social Justice Monday is an organized, weekly series hosted by the Access to Justice Institute in partnership with students, student organizations, and other departments across the law school. If you are interested in organizing a Social Justice Monday for the 2019-2020 academic year, please contact Abby Goldy at goldyabigail@seattleu.edu.