Event Title

First Panel: Environmental Policy


Rebecca M. Bratspies

Director, Center for Urban Environmental Reform

Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law

Rebecca Bratspies is a Professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law and the founding director of the CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform. She has published widely on regulatory policy—with a focus on environmental democracy, regulating new technologies, and corporate responsibility. Her recent scholarship explores questions of urban sustainability, and the intersection of human rights and environmental regulation. She is a scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform, the Environmental Law Collective and has served as an appointed member of the ABA Standing Committee on Environmental Law, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Section on the Environment, and an advisor to the Consultative Group on Agricultural Research.

Erin Ryan

Elizabeth C. & Clyde W. Atkinson Professor of Law

Florida State University College of Law

Professor Ryan teaches in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, property and land use, water law, negotiation, and federalism. She has presented widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, the National Association of Attorneys General, the United States Forest Service, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. She has advised National Sea Grant multilevel governance studies involving Chesapeake Bay and consulted with multiple institutions on developing sustainability programs. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the London Financial Times, the Associated Press, Thomson-Reuters Beijing, the Huffington Post, National Public Radio, and NBC and CBS Television News. She is the author of many scholarly works, including Federalism and the Tug of War Within (Oxford University Press 2012).


FIU College of Law, Grand Courtroom

Start Date

20-10-2017 9:30 AM

End Date

20-10-2017 10:30 AM

Chair and Moderator

Prof. Kalyani Robbins, FIU College of Law


Oct 20th, 9:30 AM Oct 20th, 10:30 AM

First Panel: Environmental Policy

FIU College of Law, Grand Courtroom