From the 2005 News Archive
Professor Robert Percival to deliver inaugural Stanton Lecture April 21st at 5:30pm
Professor Robert V. Percival
, Director of the Environmental Law Program, was recently appointed to the newly created Robert F. Stanton Professorship. In celebration of this appointment, Professor Percival will deliver the inaugural Robert F. Stanton Professorship Lecture, entitled The State of Environmental Law in the 21st Century
In his inaugural Robert F. Stanton Professorship Lecture, Professor Percival will assess the current state of environmental law and its prospects in the new millennium. Emphasizing that environmental law evolved from centuries of common law traditions, Percival will explore its foundational principles and explain why they are neither revolutionary nor fragile. He then will review current controversies over environmental policy and explain why, when viewed from global and historical perspectives, one can be optimistic about the future prospects for the field of environmental law.
Professor Percival is a leading environmental scholar of international reputation. A member of the faculty since 1987, Professor Percival directs the School of Law's nationally recognized Environmental Law Program
. He is the principal author the country's leading environmental law casebook, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy
, and is a prolific and respected author of numerous articles on environmental law. Professor Percival has lectured, presented workshops and collaborated with colleagues in Russia, Mongolia, Iran, Uganda, Chile, Japan and Germany.
The lecture will take place in the Ceremonial Courtroom with overflow seating available in the Krongaard Room. To reserve a seat, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.