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Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6-7 p.m., Gerber Glass Moot Court Room
Dean, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
“The Executive and the Environment: A Look at the Last Five Governors in New York.”
Patricia E. Salkin is a nationally recognized scholar on land use and zoning law. In July 2012, she was appointed Dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is also an appointed member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, and has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Planning Federation. Dean Salkin has been active in land use reform, including membership on the Land Use Advisory Committee of the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. She is a reporter for the American Planning Association's Planning & Environmental Law, and on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Urban Lawyer.
Dean Salkin is the long-term chair of the American Planning Association's Amicus Curiae Committee, and consults on land use issues for national organizations, including the American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, National Academy for Public Administration, and the National Governor’s Association. Dean Salkin is also past Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
As the author of more than a hundred law review articles and other publications on land use and sustainable development law, Dean Salkin’s publications include New York Zoning Law & Practice (4th ed.) and the American Law of Zoning (5th ed.). She is the co-author with Pace Law School Professor John R. Nolon of Land Use & Community Development: Cases and Materials (8th ed.), Land Use in a Nutshell, and the first edition of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell.
Dean Salkin is the author of the popular blog, Law of the Land
KERLIN LECTURE HISTORY
Pace Law School established the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law to expand the its programs of research, education, professional and scholarly activity and publications in environmental law, a field for which Pace has received national and international recognition. The Kerlin endowment also funds a named professorship at Pace in Environmental Law. Professor Nicholas A. Robinson, founder of Pace Law School's environmental programs, was named the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor in Environmental Law 1999. The first Kerlin Lecture, entitled "Selling the Common Heritage? Commerce, Property, and the Protection of the Environment," was given by Professor Carol Rose in 2000.
Mr. Kerlin, of counsel to Shearman & Sterling in New York City, was a distinguished lawyer. He was a founder and chairman of the Riverdale Community Planning Association, an organization that spearheaded the rezoning of the entire West Bronx to preserve the greenbelt area of that section of New York City. He was also a leader in protecting the natural environment of the Hudson River and its greenbelt area. Mr. Kerlin was the founding chairman of Wave Hill, the outstanding public garden and cultural institution in Riverdale, New York. Mrs. Kerlin, a long-time trustee of the Bank Street College of Education, was responsible for creating and supporting environmental and educational programs at Wave Hill for teachers and public school students.
Mr. Gilbert Kerlin passed away at the age of 94 in 2004; his wife of 60 years, Sarah, died in 2001. The Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law continues in their honor.
PAST KERLIN LECTURES
October 27, 2011
John C. Cruden
President, Environmental Law Institute
“Making the Polluter Pay: Environmental Enforcement in the Modern Era”
October 18, 2010
Professor of Law, Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke University
"What is the Emperor Wearing? A Critical Look at the Potential of Ecosystem Services for Environmental Protection"
October 8, 2009
Suedeen G. Kelly
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
"Renewables and Smart Grid: Is This Where We are Headed?"
October 1, 2008
Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
"Environment, Law, and Nonprofits: How NGOs Shape Our Laws, Health, and Communities"
October 19, 2007
John P. Cahill '85 '92
Of Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
"Environmental Law in New York State: The Past as Prologue to the Future"
October 30, 2006
Theodore W. Kheel
Of Counsel, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP;
President and CEO, Nurture Nature Foundation
"Resolving the Conflict between Environmental Protection and Economic Development"
November 17, 2005
Malcolm Grant, CBE, MA, LLD, HonMRTPI, HonRICS
President and Provost, University College London (UCL)
"Reconciling Science and Public Engagement in Environmental Policy Making: European Attitudes toward Releasing Genetically Modified Organisms"
November 8, 2004
Daniel C. Esty
Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law School
"Bringing Administrative Law to Bear in Global Environmental Governance"
October 27, 2003
Bharat H. Desai, PhD
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
"The Future of International Environmental Governance: Johannesburg and Beyond"
September 25, 2002
Juan Mayr Maldonado
Former Minister of the Environment, Republic of Colombia
"The Role of Ethics in the Construction of a Culture for Sustainable Development"
September 20, 2001
Jacqueline Lang Weaver
A. A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
"The Federal Government As a Useful Enemy: Perspectives on the Bush Energy/Environment Agenda from the Texas Oil Fields"
September 21, 2000
Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization, Yale Law School
"Selling the Common Heritage? Commerce, Property and the Protection of the Environment"