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November 3, 2017

Law Review Symposium: The Human Right to Water

About the Symposium

The University of the Pacific Law Review Symposium: The Human Right to Water: Turning Principles Into Action will feature Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus, Pacific Institute, as keynote speaker.

Date: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Location: McGeorge School of Law
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: McGeorge School of Law | Classroom C

Seating is limited. Registration is available the day-of at the door. Watch a live-stream of the symposium on YouTube

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. — Welcome, Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz, McGeorge School of Law

9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — History & Panel 1 Overview: 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and Distinguished Professor Stephen C. McCaffrey, McGeorge School of Law

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Panel 1: Implementing the Human Right to Water Across the Globe Moderated by Professor Karrigan Bork, McGeorge School of Law

11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — Break

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Luncheon Keynote: Reflections on Opportunities and Obstacles to Implementing the Human Right to Water, Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus, Pacific Institute

1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Break

1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — The Origins of The Human Right to Water in Classic Water Rights Law & Panel 2 Overview: Professor Jennifer Harder, McGeorge School of Law

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Panel 2: Implementing the Human Right to Water in the U.S. & California Moderated by Professor Britton Schwartz, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic, Berkeley Law

  • Dr. Tom Romero, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Colin Bailey, Executive Director, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
  • Laurel Firestone, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Community Water Center
  • Max Gomberg, Climate & Conservation Manager, California State Water Resources Control Board

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. — Break

3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — All-Panelist Roundtable on Projects and Solutions, with Audience Q&A, facilitated by Professor Rachael Salcido, McGeorge School of Law

4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. — Closing Remarks: 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and Distinguished Stephen C. McCaffrey, McGeorge School of Law

4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Adjourn to Reception for Participants & Audience