Wallace Stegner Lecture

This free lecture is in conjunction with the 20th Annual Stegner Symposium – Air Quality: Health, Energy and Economics Against All Odds: Why America’s Century-Old Quest for Clean Air May Usher in a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation 12:15-1:15 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law Robert Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor […]

EDR: Three Pieces of Advice

By Mara Elana Burstein for EDRblog.org. “Starting complex negotiations without an assessment is like performing surgery without any diagnostic tests.” This is one of the jewels of knowledge in Howard S. Bellman and Susan L. Podziba’s article titled, Public Policy Mediation: Best Practices for a Sustainable World. This excellent read covers not only best practices […]

Tracking EDR Progress: Looking to the Past to Guide the Future

By Micah Fisher and Tina Sablan for EDRblog.org. Environmental challenges seem to have become more difficult and polarized over the years – climate change is a case in point, and one of many. As graduate students drawn to complex public policy dilemmas, we are convinced that multi-stakeholder collaborative processes provide distinctly viable options and a better way forward. […]

Stegner Center Green Bag: Malcolm Stewart

Environmental Cases in the Supreme Court The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) is responsible for representing the federal government in the United States Supreme Court in all civil and criminal matters. Malcolm Stewart’s presentation will describe the OSG’s composition and function, the responsibilities it performs, and the ways in which it interacts with other […]

Stegner Center Green Bag – Anastasia Telesetsky

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Transnational Organized Crime IUU Fishing and Transnational Crime Paper » 12:15 -1:30 p.m., Room 106, S.J. Quinney College of Law Anastasia Telesetsky, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho Anastasia Telesetsky is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Idaho, specializing in environmental and natural resources law.  […]

A Better Building: Biomimicry Glass Working with Nature to Reduce Bird-Window Collisions

GreenTeamBlog.org. One of the most innovative and interesting features of the new College of Law building is its incorporation of a new bird-safe glass to reduce bird-window collisions. Researchers estimate that hundreds of millions of birds are killed each year due to collisions with glass windows. The front of the new College of Law building […]

Recycling at SJ Quinney: Where Does It Go and What You Should Know

GreenTeamBlog.org. S.J. Quinney College of Law is always looking for ways to improve and leave a lighter environmental foot print. One such practice embraced by the school is recycling. In the current building aluminum, plastic, and cardboard recycling bins are found near the coffee cart and in the breezeway atrium. Paper bins are in the […]

Alternative Visions Fund: Looking Towards a More Sustainable Future

GreenTeamBlog.org. Thanks to a generous gift from the Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, the new S. J. Quinney College of Law building is truly one of a kind. The $4.5 million contribution was given to provide a state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable home befitting a premiere institution. The innovative design features, responsible construction, […]

The LEED Certification Process: Guiding Sustainable Design, Construction, and Practices for the New Building

GreenTeamBlog.org. I am sure you have heard the term LEED in relation to the new Law School, but do you really know what it means? If you are not sure, or would like a bit more information, here is a quick overview of the LEED rating system and its benefits for buildings. LEED, or Leadership […]

Welcome to the Green Team Blog!

GreenTeamBlog.org. With the pursuit of LEED Platinum Certification, the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building is not only a world class learning institute – but an exciting catalyst for leadership in the area of sustainable development and practices. Working to achieve those goals is the Green Team, a collaborative group of faculty, staff, students, […]