Richard Lazarus

Presentations (2004 - Present)

Law School Presentations | Non-Law School Presentations

LAW SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS

  • Environmental Law in the Supreme Court, Harvard Environmental Law Review & Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Joint Program (April 13, 2017)
  • The Environmental Law Curriculum at HLS: Choosing Course and Pathways, Harvard Environmental Law Program (April 11, 2017)
  • Murr v. Wisconsin–Oral Argument Review, Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute (March 2017)
  • Oral Argument Preparation: Murr v. Wisconsin – A Look Inside, Harvard Law School (March 15, 2017)
  • Environmental Law in the Trump Administration, Harvard Law School (January 30, 2017)
  • The (Non)Finality of Supreme Court Opinions, William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA (March 2016)
  • The Roberts Court Before and After Justice Scalia, William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA (March 2016)
  • Environmental Law Workshop, University of Tehran Faculty of Law and Political Science, Tehran (March 5-7, 2016)
  • Supreme Court Review and Preview, Environmental Law Institute and Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program (October 5, 2015)
  • Environmental Law in the United States Today, University of Tokyo (July 9, 2015)
  • Environmental Lawlessness, Arnold Arboretum, Director's Lecture Series (April 20, 2015)
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication), Yale Law School, Supreme Court Clinic (April 15, 2015)
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication), Harvard Law School, Law and Society Program for Federal Judicial Center (April 15, 2015)
  • Judicial Missteps, Legislative Dysfunction, and the Public Trust Doctrine: Can Two Wrongs Make It Right?, Lewis & Clark Law School, Developments in the Public Trust, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Symposium (April 9, 2015)
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication), U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division Lecture Series (March 25, 2015)
  • Keynote Address: Supreme Court Errata, First Circuit Judicial Conference (March 19, 2015)
  • The President's Proposed Clean Power Plan: What Would It Do and Is it Legal?, Harvard Business School (March 9, 2015)
  • The President's Proposed Clean Power Plan: What Would It Do and Is it Legal? (with Jody Freeman), Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, Environmental Think Tank (February 27, 2015)
  • Class of 1979 Keynote Talk: 35 Years Later: The Class of 1979 in 2014, Harvard Law School, Alumni Weekend (October 25, 2014)
  • Keynote Address: Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication), Harvard Law School, Alumni Weekend (October 24, 2014)
  • The Smithsonian at the Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court (October 18, 2014)
  • The President's Effort to Combat Climate Change Without Congress: What is EPA Proposing and Is It Legal? (with Jody Freeman), Harvard University Center for the Environment (October 8, 2014)
  • Environmental Law Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities, Pace Law School, Future Environmental Law Professors Workshop (September 26, 2014)
  • The (Non)Finality of Supreme Court Opinions, Harvard Law School (May 2014)
  • Takings at Water's Edge, University of Connecticut School of Law (February 2014)
  • Environmental Law Without Congress, Florida State University College of Law (February 28, 2014)
  • Revising Supreme Court Opinions, University of Denver Sturm College of Law (February 2014)
  • The Politics of the Environment, Harvard Law School (February 2014)
  • EME Homer and UARG, Stanford Law School, The Supreme Court at Mid-Term Conference (February 7, 2014)
  • The Supreme Court and Environmental Regulations for the Power Sector, Edison Electric Institute, EEI-ABA-ELI Climate Conference-GHG Emissions Regulations for the Power Sector (January 30, 2014)
  • Thinking Like a Lawyer: Investigating the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, Harvard Law School Langdell Dinner (November 2013)
  • Supreme Court 2012 Term Review and 2013 Term Preview, Harvard Law School (October 2013)
  • Environmental Lawlessness, Harvard Law School, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law Chair Lecture (April 2013)
  • Environmental Lawmaking in the 21st Century: Is a Catastrophe Necessary?, Harvard Law School (April 2013)
  • Supreme Court Environmental Law Review and Preview – October Term 2012, Harvard Law School (February 2013)
  • Supreme Court 2011 Term Review & 2012 Term Preview, Harvard Law School (September 2012)
  • Docket Capture at the High Court, Harvard Law School Thinks Big (May 2012)
  • Justice John Paul Stevens – Environmental Law’s Steward on the Nation’s Highest Court, Harvard Environmental Law Society Program Presentation of Horizon Award in Honor of Outstanding Contributions in Environmental Law (April 2012)
  • Arguing Before and Within the Supreme Court: The Significance for Public Interest Advocacy of Environmentalists’ Zero-for-Seventeen Record in NEPA Cases, Harvard Environmental Law Society Supreme Court Speaker Series (April 2012)
  • The Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Root Causes and Legal Consequences, Law and Society Seminar, Meeting of Federal Bankruptcy Judges, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center) (April 2012)
  • Environmental Law at the Crossroads: Looking Back 25, Looking Forward 25, Annual Meeting of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, Ann Arbor, MI (March 2012)
  • The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill: Investigating its Root Causes at the Request of the President, University of California Irvine School of Law, The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (February 2012)
  • The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of 2010: Investigating its Root Causes at the Request of the President, University of Houston Law Center, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center (November 16, 2011)
  • AEP v. Connecticut:Climate Change and the Federal Common Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (Moderator), Georgetown University Law Center (April 19, 2011)
  • Striking the Energy/Environment Balance (Moderator), University of San Diego, Annual Climate and Energy Symposium, Advancing a Clean Energy Future (April 15, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission (Keynote address), University of California at Davis School of Law, Symposium on the BP Gulf Oil Spill (April 1, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission, University of San Diego School of Law (March 24, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission, UCLA School of Law (February 23, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission, University of Illinois School of Law (January 31, 2011)
  • Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan: The Senate Confirmation Process and Justice Kagan's Potential Impact on the Court, Georgetown University Law Center (May 18, 2010)
  • Climate Change Law In and Over Time, University of San Diego School of Law (April 9, 2010)
  • The Emergence of a Modern Supreme Court Bar: Challenges and Responsibilities, Yale Law School (March 9, 2010)
  • Environmental Protection in the Balance: Citizens, Courts, and the Constitution, Keynote Address, Georgetown University Law Center (February 26, 2010)
  • The Power of Persuasion Before and Within the Supreme Court of the United States: Reflections on the National Environmental Policy Act’s Zero for Sixteen Record at the High Court, University of Illinois College of Law, David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (February 24, 2010)
  • Environmental Law and the Supreme Court: The Significance of Advocacy and Opinion Writing At One First Street, N.E. (Installation as Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law), Georgetown University Law Center (February 3, 2010)
  • Judicial Takings: The Supreme Court Hears Arguments (panel discussion on Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection), Georgetown University Law Center (December 2, 2009)
  • Important Questions of Federal Law – Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Selection Press (held in Washington, D.C.), Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic Conference (September 18, 2009)
  • Environmental Law in the Roberts Court, Vermont Law School, Faculty Lecture Series (April 2009)
  • Environmental Law Summit: Environmental Law Before the Supreme Court: October Term 2008, Tulane Law School (April 2009)
  • Environmental Litigation Before the U.S. Supreme Court: A Case Study of the Roberts Court, University of Michigan (March 2009)
  • Advocacy Matters: The Emergence of a Modern Supreme Court Bar, Northwestern University (February 2009)
  • Keynote Address, University of San Diego Climate Change Conference (February 2009)
  • The Plain Meaning of Plain Meaning – Entergy v. Riverkeeper, University of Richmond Faculty Lecture (February 2009)
  • Super Wicked Problems and Climate Change, Harvard Law School, Faculty Workshop Series (November 2008)
  • Preview of October Term 2008 – Environmental Law, Harvard Law School (October 2008)
  • Ulysses, the Sirens of Politics, and Climate Change, Breaking the Logjam Symposium, New York University School of Law (March 2008)
  • The Challenges of Making Climate Change Law, Georgetown University Law Center Faculty Retreat (February 2008)
  • Luncheon Presentation on Impact of Modern Supreme Court Bar on the Supreme Court’s Dockets and Rulings, Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute (December 2007)
  • Remaking Environmental Lawmaking to Address Climate Change, New York University School of Law (December 2007)
  • Climate Change in Court, Yale Law School (November 2007)
  • Impact of Modern Supreme Court Bar on the Supreme Court’s Dockets and Rulings, Yale Law School (November 2007)
  • Reflections on Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, Fifteen Years Later, University of South Carolina School of Law (October 2007)
  • Modern Supreme Court Bar and Its Impact on U.S. Supreme Court Docket and Rulings, University of Illinois (October 2007)
  • Supreme Court Institute Annual Press Briefing (Impact on the Court of the Modern Supreme Court Bar), Georgetown University Law Center (September 2007)
  • Environmental Law in the Supreme Court, Harvard Law School, Worldwide Alumni Congress (June 2007)
  • Junior Environmental Law Scholars Workshop (co-sponsored by UCLA and Boalt Law Schools), Harvard Law School (June 13, 2007)
  • Talk on impact on Supreme Court of re-emergence of Supreme Court Bar, Georgetown University Law Center Summer Faculty Workshop (June 12, 2007)
  • Presentation of Supreme Court Advocacy draft article, Georgetown University Law Center Faculty Workshop (June 2007)
  • Global Warming and the Clean Air Act in the Supreme Court: The Massachusetts and Duke Energy Decisions (panel discussion on recent Supreme Court environmental decisions), Georgetown University Law Center (April 3, 2007)
  • Presentation on Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Georgetown University Law Center Environmental Law Society (April 2007)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (keynote address on the history of U.S. environmental law), Washington & Lee School of Law (March 2007)
  • The Climate of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock (panel discussion on climate change and environmental justice)University of Colorado Law School (March 16-17, 2007)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on history of U.S. environmental law), George Washington University Law School, 17th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference (March 15-18, 2007)
  • Global Warming in the Supreme Court: Massachusetts v. EPA (panel discussion following oral arguments in the the Supreme Court), Georgetown University Law Center (November 29, 2006)
  • Celebrating United States v. SCRAP (talk on Supreme Court's decisionmaking process within the Court in United States v. SCRAP, 412 U.S. 669 (1973)), George Washington University School of Law (September 26, 2006)
  • Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute Annual Press Briefing (briefing on forthcoming Supreme Court cases), Georgetown University Law Center (September 25, 2006) (transcript available here)
  • Talk on Supreme Court and environmental law, William and Mary School of Law (September 16, 2006)
  • The Clean Water Act in the Supreme Court: the Rapanos and Carabell Decisions (panel discussion on recent Supreme Court decisions), Georgetown University Law Center (June 20, 2006)
  • Talk on Commerce Clause and the Supreme Court, Columbia University Law School (April 5, 2006)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (Talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), University of Michigan School of Law (March 2006)
  • The Clean Water Act, Environmental Federalism and the Roberts Court (talk on the Commerce Clause and the Clean Water Act), Harvard Law School (March 2006)
  • Crystals and Mud in Nature (talk at conference celebrating scholarship of Prof. Carol Rose), Yale Law School (November 2005)
  • Whither Takings (talk on the evolution of regulatory takings law in the U.S. Supreme Court), Harvard Law School (October 2005)
  • Human Nature, the Laws of Nature, and the Nature of Environmental Law (talk on theoretical and practical challenges of environmental lawmaking), University of Virginia School of Law (October 2005) (Powerpoint presentation available here)
  • Supreme Court Institute Press Briefing Fall 2005 (briefing on forthcoming Supreme Court cases), Georgetown University Law School (September 19, 2005) (transcript available here)
  • Confirmation Politics (talk on the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts); Business Cases before the Supreme Court (talk on some of the antitrust cases before the Supreme Court), William and Mary School of Law, 18th Annual Supreme Court Review and Preview (September 2005)
  • Environmental Law in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Papers of Justice Harry Blackmun, Georgetown University Law Center Faculty Workshop (June 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), Duke University School of Law (March 9, 2005)
  • The Supreme Court's Environmental Decisions from the 2003-2004 Docket  (panel discussion), Georgetown University Law Center (July 1, 2004)

NON-LAW SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS

  • U.S. Supreme Court Term 2015-2016: Review & Analysis, Analysis Group (July 29, 2017)
  • The Supreme Court: Who's the Ninth and What's on the Docket, American Bar Association 46th Annual Section Meeting on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (plenary sesion) (March 30, 2017)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Terms 2015 & 2016: Review and Preview, American Law Institute & Environmental Law Institute, Annual Course in Environmental Law (February 9, 2017)
  • Environmental Law Bootcamp, Briefing for U.S. Congressional Staff (January 25, 2017)
  • The President's Clean Power Plan: What It Is, Will It Survive the Courts, and What's at Stake?, Harvard Business School (March 23, 2016)
  • Paris 2015–COP 21: The United Nations Climate Change Conference and Environmental Law in the United States, Iranian Association of United Nations Studies (March 6, 2016)
  • The State of Environmental Law in the United States Today, University of Tehran Kish Island (March 4, 2016)
  • Environmental Law Supreme Court Update, American Law Institute & Environmental Law Institute, Annual Course in Environmental Law (February 5, 2016)
  • The President's Clean Power Plan and Is it Legal?, Harvard University Graduate Consortium Seminar (November 13, 2015)
  • The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill: Investigating Its Root Causes at the Request of the President, Harvard Business School (November 1, 2015)
  • The Road to the Supreme Court: Today's Emerging Issues, Tomorrow's Cert-Worthy Issue, Annual Meeting of the ABA Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Committee (October 30, 2015)
  • Supreme Court Review and Preview, Annual Meeting of the California Environmental Bar (October 24, 2015)
  • The President's Clean Power Plan and Is it Legal?, Annual Meeting of the California Environmental Bar (October 24, 2015)
  • Supreme Court Review and Preview, Environmental Law Institute and Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program (October 5, 2015)
  • Will the Courts Strike Down the President's Clean Power Plan?, Harvard University Center for the Environment (October 1, 2015)
  • A Conversation with Professor Richard Lazarus, District of Columbia Bar Association, EENR Speaker Series: Legends of Environmental Law (May 2014)
  • The Supreme Court and Climate: What's Happened and What's Happening, GHG Emissions Regulations for the Power Sector, Environmental Law Institute and Edison Electric Institute (January 2014)
  • Climate Change Returns to the U.S. Supreme Court Six Years After Massachusetts v. EPA: What Will the Court Do?, Regulatory Policy Program Seminar Series, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (September 2013)
  • The Gulf Oil Spill Commission and the Role of Lawyers in Such Investigations, American College of Environmental Lawyers, Annual Meeting, Washington DC (October 20, 2012)
  • The US Supreme Court, the Court's Health Care Ruling, and Champaign-Urbana's Boneyard Creek, Prairie Rivers Network, Annual Dinner, Champaign, IL (October 5, 2012)
  • Forging a New Pathway to National Climate Change Legislation, Harvard Thinks Green, Harvard University (December 8, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: Challenges and Opportunities, ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (December 5, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: Challenges and Opportunities, Harvard University Center for the Environment (November 8, 2011)
  • Pure Economic Loss After Industrial Accidents, Munich RE: Eighth Annual Liability Regimes Conference, Munich, Germany (October 27, 2011)
  • The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Analysis Group Senior Staff Meeting, New York City, NY (October 11, 2011)
  • Crisis Management in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Its Investigation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (September 14, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission, American Bar Association Section Meeting on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, Salt Lake City, Utah (March 19, 2011)
  • Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission, Environmental Policy Forum, Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2011)
  • Commencement Address, University High School, Urbana, IL (May 29, 2010)
  • Super Wicked Problems and Climate Change Legislation, Russell Office Building, United States Senate, Program Co-Sponsored by Vanderbilt Law School and the Environmental Law Institute (April 16, 2010)
  • Panel Presentation: Oral Argument Before the Supreme Court, Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA (February 28, 2010)
  • Environmental Law in the Supreme Court – October Term 2009, American Law Institute / American Bar Association Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2010)
  • Keynote Address, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resource Division's 100th Anniversary (November 16, 2009)
  • The National Environmental Policy Act before the United States Supreme Court: A Reappraisal and a Peek Behind the Curtains, First World Congress of Environmental History, Copenhagen, Denmark (August 7, 2009)
  • Review of Environmental Law before the Roberts Court: The First Four Terms, Environmental Law Institute, Los Angeles, California (January 2009)
  • The Future of Environmental Law, Sheriff’s Meadow Annual Dinner, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (July 2008)
  • The Emergence of a Modern Supreme Court Bar, Coke Inn of Court, Washington D.C. (March 2008)
  • Environmental Law in the Supreme Court – October Term 2007, American Law Institute / American Bar Association Annual Environmental Law Meeting, Washington, D.C. (February 2008)
  • Book Discussion – Harry A. Blackmun: The Outsider Justice, Woodrow Wilson Center (January 15, 2008)
  • Supreme Court October Term 2007, Smithsonian Institution (November 2007)
  • Emergence of Modern Court Bar and its Impact on the US Supreme Court, Analysis Group, Boston MA (November 2007)
  • Review of Supreme Court October Term 2006 and Preview October Term 2007 (with E. Donald Elliott), Environmental Law Institute (October 23, 2007)
  • Keynote address (talk on role of States in environmental law), Maryland Attorney General Annual Meeting (October 2007)
  • Decisionmaking with the Supreme Court, Street Law High School Teacher Program (June 2007)
  • Clean Air Act in the Supreme Court, The Clean Energy Group (June 2007)
  • Recent Supreme Court Clean Air Act decisions before the Roberts Court, National Association of Attorneys General , Annual Meeting of Chiefs of Environmental Offices (May 17, 2007)
  • Environmental Law in the Supreme Court (Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA), American Law Institute / American Bar Association - Course in International Environmental Law (April 12, 2007)
  • Annual Course in Environmental Law, American Law Institute / American Bar Association (February 9, 2007)
  • Climate Change in the Courts, National Annual Meeting of Federalist Society (November 16, 2006)
  • Supreme Court Advocacy and Environmental Law before the Court, American Farm Bureau Federation (September 18, 2006)
  • The Supreme Court and environmental law before the Roberts Court, National Association of Attorneys General (April 24, 2006)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law); Environmental Law in the Supreme Court (talk on the environmental law cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court), American Law Institute / American Bar Association (February 2006)
  • Confirmation Mess or Intelligent Design (talk on the Confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts and the Nomination of then-Judge Samuel Alito), Marbury Institute (January 2006)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law); Environmental Law in the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit (talk on the environmental law cases recently decided and currently before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit); Teaching Environmental Law (roundtable discussion on the challenges of teaching environmental law), Annual Meeting of the California Environmental Bar (October 2005)
  • Review of Joan Biskupic's Book: Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice  (talk on new O'Connor biography), Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (October 2005)
  • Talk on environmental law, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Roberts Court, Environmental Defense Fund (September 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (September 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), Marthas Vineyard Book Festival (August 2005)
  • Environmental Law in the U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2004, American Constitution Society Supreme Court Review (June 2005) (transcript available here)
  • Regulatory Takings and Eminent Domain Law in the Supreme Court: October Term 2004, Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Attorneys General and Solicitors General (June 2005)
  • Regulatory Takings and the Blackmun Papers (talk on the evolution of regulatory takings law in the Supreme Court as highlighted by the papers of Justice Blackmun), Federal Circuit Judicial Conference (June 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: Law Clerk's Roundtable (June 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), Bar of the City of New York (June 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), Resources for the Future (May 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), National Association of Environmental Law Societies (April 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law), ABA Annual Winter Environmental Law Meeting (March 2005)
  • The Making of Environmental Law: Past, Present, and Future (talk on U.S. environmental law), Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (September 28, 2004)