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Law Review Symposium to explore future of renewable energy

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Accelerating Clean Energy: The Next Decade of Reform

LAWRENCE — Renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, has become an essential resource. Current legal frameworks have supported significant wind and solar energy, but are they sufficient to accelerate clean energy in the next decade? Speakers from across the nation will present papers and discuss the topic of "Accelerating Clean Energy: The Next Decade of Reform” at the 2020 Kansas Law Review Symposium on Oct. 16.

The symposium will run from 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register and preview the complete schedule online.

"Renewable energy growth is currently hampered by fossil fuel companies, outdated legal frameworks and public opposition,” said Symposium Editor Jenny Bartos, a third-year KU Law student. “Being that Kansas is a leading wind producer in the United States, we have a duty to discuss challenges facing renewable energy and propose changes to the current legal environment to support renewable energy growth." 

Speakers will include:

  • Joel Eisen, professor of law, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean and professor of law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Uma Outka, associate dean for faculty and professor of law, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Melissa Powers, professor of law, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Joseph Tomain, dean emeritus and professor of law, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Scholarship associated with the symposium will be published in a spring 2021 issue of the Kansas Law Review. For more information, contact Bartos at j773b666@ku.edu.