2015 Event Schedule


7:00pm - 10:00pm Welcome Dinner/Social Night – Bearden Beer Market. 4524 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Register, check in, enjoy music, eat, drink, and be merry with your fellow conference-goers!  


**All Saturday & Sunday daytime sessions are held at The University of Tennessee College of Law.  1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996-1810.  (865) 974-2521.  For a specific listing of presentations, see the Presentations Schedule.**

APIEL V Presentation Schedule

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Saturday, October 24
Registration 8:15am – 9:15am
Welcome Plenary 9:15am –9:30am
Room 241APIEL OrganizersWelcome and Information Session
Session 1: 9:30am – 10:30pm
Room 241Shelby WardThe relationship between Clean Water Act Enforcement and Biodiversity in Tennessee and Kentucky Streams (CLE)
Room 242Panagioti TsolkasJust Transition not Toxic Prisons: The Fight Against Prison Building in Coal Country
Session 2: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 242Steven Sondheim, Don Safer, & Brian PaddockEconomics & Policy Implications of Nuclear Power and Climate Change
Room 241Lisa Evans, Mark Quarles, Peter Harrison, & David WasilkoToxic Coal Ash: Preventing Pollution of Appalachian Waters (CLE)
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Room 242Rhiannon Fionn, Lisa Evans,Peter Harrison, & David Wasilko12:30pm - 1:15pm From Seats to Streets: Using Stories to Kick Ash (Film)
Session 3: 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Room 242Rhiannon Fionn, Lisa Evans, Peter Harrison, & David WasilkoFrom Seats to Streets: Using Stories to Kick Ash
Room 241Ryke Longest & Patrick McGinleyWorking with Experts: Lessons for Advocates (CLE)
Session 4: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 242Anne HamiltonThermal Pollution: Nuclear Reactors & Climate Change
Room 241Lauren WaterworthWOTUS and SCOTUS: The Turbulent History of Jurisdictional Waters in the Courts (CLE)
Session 5: 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Room 242Scott BanburyExploding Pipelines, Train Bombs and Oil Spill Barges
Room 241Gena LewisLitigating the Environmental Impacts of Prisons (CLE)
Session 6: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 242Mary MastinPACE - Property Assessed Clean Energy
Room 241Sam Evans & Annie PassinoFOIA and State Public Records Law (CLE)
Film Screening: 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Room 132
Tennessee Premier of Blood on the Mountain

Sunday, October 25
Registration 8:15am – 8:45am
Welcome Back Plenary 8:45am –9:00am
Room 241APIEL OrganizersWelcome and Information Session
Session 1: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Room 242Mary OlsonGender Matters in the Atomic Age
Room 241Gena LewisThe Rise of the Carceral State: Law, Social Control and the Imprisonment of Nature and People (CLE)
Session 2: 10:15am – 11:15am
Room 241Brian PaddockDefending Your Community Against Landfill Dumping - How the Jackson Law Works (CLE)
Room 242John RunkleShutting Down Coal Plants – One by One (CLE pending)
Session 3: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 241Stephanie Durman & Dean RivkinEthical Considerations in Public Interest Lawyering (CLE)
Room 242Angela GarroneWhat the Clean Power Plan Means for the Southeast
Lunch: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Session 4: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 242Kelsey JulianaYouth-in-Action: Kids Bring Legal Actions Against States and the Federal Government to Address Climate Change
Room 241Brian PaddockUsing the Tennessee Water Quality Act Section 118a to Stop Water Pollution (CLE)
Session 5: 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Room 242Eric DixonJob Creation in Appalachia Through Abandoned Mine Reclamation: The Growing Grassroots Support for the Administration's Proposed POWER+ Plan
Room 241Marc Fink & Brett PabenIntroduction to NEPA and the ESA (CLE)
Final Plenary Session
Room 241
APIEL OrganizersComments, Remarks, Suggestions, & Volunteering Next Year



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