Book Talk: a discussion of two new powerfully sweeping books by Professor Douglass Kysar and Professor Robert Verchick

Douglas Kysar and Robert Verchick
Vision, Values and Environmental Law 

Thursday, December 2, at 6 p.m. 

Room 120, Yale Law School 

 

127 Wall St., New Haven, CT


 

The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to a discussion of two new powerfully sweeping books by Professor Douglass Kysar and Professor Robert Verchick. 

In Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity   Professor Kysar examines a wide array of sources to propose a new theoretical basis for understanding environmental law and policy.  He concludes by advocating a movement toward environmental constitutionalism in which allowing life to flourish is always considered a priority.

In Facing Catastrophe: Environmental Action for a Post-Katrina World Professor Verchick draws on the experience of post-Katrina New Orleans to sound a wake-up call for environmental action and argue that government must assume a stronger regulatory role in to limit and manage the consequences of future natural disasters.

Douglas Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where his teaching and research areas include torts, environmental law, and risk regulation.

Robert Verchick is the Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar and Chair in Environmental at Loyola University Law School, in New Orleans.

 

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