Environmental Law Center (CLEANR) Guest speaker: Professor Dan Farber (Disaster Law Lecture Series)

Thursday, September 27, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
EDU - 1131 Seminar Room (86)
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Jeff Heckathorn
(949)824-8460
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School of Law

D Farber photoThe UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources' Disaster Law Lecture Series presents Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law and chair of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prof. Farber will speak on “Beyond Imagination: Government Blind Spots Regarding Catastrophic Risks."

This event is free and open to the public, but please REGISTER ONLINE to ensure a seat. Lunch will be provided. CLE offered.

Prof. Farber specializes in constitutional and environmental law in the United States, and has written numerous books and articles on disaster law. Farber is also the Co-Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment and serves on the editorial board of Foundation Press. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Life Member of the American Law Institute. He is the editor of Issues in Legal Scholarship.

He graduated from the University of Illinois, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees. He graduated, summa cum laude, from the College of Law, where he was the class valedictorian and served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Illinois Law Review. After graduation from law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Philip W. Tone of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prof. Farber practiced law with Sidley & Austin, where he primarily worked on energy issues, before joining the University of Illinois College of Law faculty in 1978. He was a member of the University of Minnesota Law School faculty from1981 to 2002, where he was the McKnight Presidential Professor of Public Law. He also has been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Among Prof. Farber's 18 books are RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC CHOICE AND PUBLIC LAW (Elgar 2010) (with A. O’Connell); JUDGMENT CALLS: POLITICS AND PRINCIPLE IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Oxford University Press 2008) (with S. Sherry); RETAINED BY THE PEOPLE: THE "SILENT" NINTH AMENDMENT AND THE RIGHTS AMERICANS DON'T KNOW THEY HAVE (Basic Books 2007); and LINCOLN'S CONSTITUTION (University of Chicago Press 2003).

EDUCATION:
B.A., University of Illinois (1971)
M.A., University of Illinois (1972)
J.D., University of Illinois (1975)

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