|Date(s):||Thursday, 5/3/2012, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
|Location:||MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston (directions)|
|CLE Credits:||9 substantive credits, 1 ethics credits|
Endangered Species Act (ESA) issues are now common and significant considerations in land, water, and energy development activities in many parts of the nation. The Acts provisions also heavily affect other key economic activities, such as timber harvesting, agriculture, aquaculture, electric power generation, and coastal development. Major lawsuits have been filed challenging the application and even the constitutionality of the ESA. To call the ESA the veritable "800-pound gorilla" of environmental legislation is to understate the Acts importance to the species, agencies, landowners, developers, and citizens that fall within the ambit of the broadly worded legislation.
A diverse faculty drawn from the ranks of practicing attorneys in the private bar and attorneys and related professionals in government, the public interest community, academia, and corporate settings ensures full coverage of the Act and of the legal and policy considerations that underlie it.
This advanced course of study, comprising nearly 9 hours of instruction, has been designed to provide both a primer on the federal ESA and detailed discussions of ESA provisions and related issues/developments. Top federal officials and practitioners provide up-to-date perspectives on current regulatory and legislative proposals and case law developements. An optional introductory lecture outlines the basic structure of the ESA and its key provisions. A full optional hour of ethics instruction is offered over the lunch break.
Other course segments examine: