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 2017)
  • Murr v. Wisconsin – Oral Argument Review, Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute (March 2017)
  • Environmental Law in the Trump Administration, Harvard Law School (January 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)
  • Environmental Law Institute and Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program, Oct. 5, 2015: Supreme Court Review and Preview
  • University of Tokyo, July 9, 2015, Environmental Law in the United States Today
  • Arnold Arboretum, Director's Lecture Series, April 20, 2015: Environmental Lawlessness
  • 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: Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Developments in the Public Trust, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Symposium, April 9, 2015: Judicial Missteps, Legislative Dysfunction, and the Public Trust Doctrine: Can Two Wrongs Make It Right?
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division Lecture Series, March 25, 2015: Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication)
  • First Circuit Judicial Conference, March 19, 2015: Keynote Address: Supreme Court Errata
  • Harvard Business School, March 9, 2015: The President's Proposed Clean Power Plan: What Would It Do and Is it Legal?
  • Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, Environmental Think Tank, February 27, 2015 (with Jody Freeman): The President's Proposed Clean Power Plan: What Would It Do and Is it Legal?
  • Harvard Law School, Alumni Weekend, October 25, 2014: Class of 1979 Keynote Talk: 35 Years Later: The Class of1979 in 2014
  • Harvard Law School, Alumni Weekend, October 24, 2014: Keynote Address: Hiding in Plain Sight: Revising Supreme Court Opinions (After Initial Publication)
  • U.S. Supreme Court, October 18, 2014: The Smithsonian at the Supreme Court
  • Harvard University Center for the Environment, October 8, 2014 (with Jody Freeman): The President's Effort to Combat Climate Change Without Congress: What is EPA Proposing and Is It Legal?
  • Pace Law School, Future Environmental Law Professors Workshop, September 26, 2014: Environmental Law Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Harvard Law School, May 2014: The (Non)Finality of Supreme Court Opinions
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, February 2014: Takings at Water's Edge
  • Florida State University College of Law, February 28, 2014: Environmental Law Without Congress
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, February 2014: Revising Supreme Court Opinions
  • Harvard Law School, February 2014: The Politics of the Environment
  • Stanford Law School, The Supreme Court at Mid-Term Conference, February 7, 2014: EME Homer and UARG
  • Edison Electric Institute, EEI-ABA-ELI Climate Conference-GHG Emissions Regulations for the Power Sector, January 30, 2014: The Supreme Court and Environmental Regulations for the Power Sector
  • Harvard Law School Langdell Dinner, November 2013, Thinking Like a Lawyer: Investigating the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill
  • Harvard Law School, October 2013: Supreme Court 2012 Term Review and 2013 Term Preview
  • Harvard Law School, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law Chair Lecture, April 2013: Environmental Lawlessness
  • Harvard Law School, April 2013: Environmental Lawmaking in the 21st Century: Is a Catastrophe Necessary?
  • Harvard Law School, February 2013: Supreme Court Environmental Law Review and Preview – October Term 2012
  • Harvard Law School, September 2012: Supreme Court 2011 Term Review & 2012 Term Preview
  • Harvard Law School Thinks Big, May 2012: Docket Capture at the High Court
  • Harvard Environmental Law Society Program Presentation of Horizon Award in Honor of Outstanding Contributions in Environmental Law, April 2012: Justice John Paul Stevens – Environmental Law’s Steward on the Nation’s Highest Court
  • Harvard Environmental Law Society Supreme Court Speaker Series, April 2012: Arguing Before and Within the Supreme Court: The Significance for Public Interest Advocacy of Environmentalists’ Zero-for-Seventeen Record in NEPA Cases
  • Law and Society Seminar, Meeting of Federal Bankruptcy Judges, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, April 2012 (sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center): The Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Root Causes and Legal Consequences
  • Annual Meeting of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2012: Environmental Law at the Crossroads: Looking Back 25, Looking Forward 25
  • University of California Irvine School of Law, The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, February 2012: The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill: Investigating its Root Causes at the Request of the President
  • University of Houston Law Center, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center, November 16, 2011: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of 2010: Investigating its Root Causes at the Request of the President
  • Georgetown University Law Center, April 19, 2011: AEP v. Connecticut: Climate Change and the Federal Common Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (Moderator)
  • University of San Diego, Annual Climate and Energy Symposium, Advancing a Clean Energy Future, April 15, 2011: Striking the Energy/Environment Balance (Moderator)
  • 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 (Keynote address)
  • 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: Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Presidential Commission
  • Georgetown University Law Center, May 18, 2010: Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan: The Senate Confirmation Process and Justice Kagan's Potential Impact on the Court
  • University of San Diego School of Law, April 9, 2010: Climate Change Law In and Over Time
  • Yale Law School, March 9, 2010: The Emergence of a Modern Supreme Court Bar: Challenges and Responsibilities
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Environmental Protection in the Balance: Citizens, Courts, and the Constitution, February 26, 2010: Keynote Address
  • University of Illinois College of Law, David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, February 24, 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
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Installation as Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, February 3, 2010: Environmental Law and the Supreme Court: The Significance of Advocacy and Opinion Writing At One First Street, N.E.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, December 2, 2009: Judicial Takings: The Supreme Court Hears Arguments (panel discussion on Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection)
  • Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic Conference, September 18, 2009: Important Questions of Federal Law – Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Selection Press (held in Washington, D.C.)
  • Vermont Law School, Faculty Lecture Series, April 2009: Environmental Law in the Roberts Court
  • Tulane Law School, April 2009: Environmental Law Summit: Environmental Law Before the Supreme Court: October Term 2008
  • University of Michigan, March 2009: Environmental Litigation Before the U.S. Supreme Court: A Case Study of the Roberts Court
  • Northwestern University, February 2009: Advocacy Matters: The Emergence of a Modern Supreme Court Bar
  • University of San Diego Climate Change Conference, February 2009: Keynote Address
  • University of Richmond Faculty Lecture, February 2009: The Plain Meaning of Plain Meaning – Entergy v. Riverkeeper
  • Harvard Law School, Faculty Workshop Series, November 2008: Super Wicked Problems and Climate Change
  • Harvard Law School, October 2008: Preview of October Term 2008 – Environmental Law
  • New York University School of Law, March 2008: Breaking the Logjam Symposium – Ulysses, the Sirens of Politics, and Climate Change
  • Georgetown University Law Center Faculty Retreat, February 2008: The Challenges of Making Climate Change Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute, December 2007: Luncheon Presentation on Impact of Modern Supreme Court Bar on the Supreme Court’s Dockets and Rulings
  • New York University School of Law, December 2007: Remaking Environmental Lawmaking to Address Climate Change
  • Yale Law School, November 2007: Climate Change in Court
  • Yale Law School, November 2007: Impact of Modern Supreme Court Bar on the Supreme Court’s Dockets and Rulings
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, October 2007: Reflections on Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, Fifteen Years Later
  • University of Illinois, October 2007: Modern Supreme Court Bar and Its Impact on U.S. Supreme Court Docket and Rulings
  • Georgetown University Law Center, September 2007: Supreme Court Institute Annual Press Briefing (Impact on the Court of the Modern Supreme Court Bar)
  • Harvard Law School, Worldwide Alumni Congress, June 2007: Environmental Law in the Supreme Court
  • Harvard Law School, June 13, 2007: Junior Environmental Law Scholars Workshop (co-sponsored by UCLA and Boalt Law Schools)
  • Georgetown University Law Center Summer Faculty Workshop, June 12, 2007 (talk on impact on Supreme Court of re-emergence of Supreme Court Bar)
  • Georgetown University Law Center Faculty Workshop, June 2007: Supreme Court Advocacy draft article
  • Georgetown University Law Center, April 3, 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 Environmental Law Society, April 2007: Presentation on Climate Change and Environmental Justice
  • Washington & Lee School of Law, March 2007: The Making of Environmental Law (keynote address on the history of U.S. environmental law)
  • University of Colorado Law School, March 16-17, 2007: The Climate of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock (panel discussion on climate change and environmental justice)
  • George Washington University Law School, 17th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference, March 15-18, 2007: The Making of Environmental Law (talk on history of U.S. environmental law)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, November 29, 2006: Global Warming in the Supreme Court: Massachusetts v. EPA (panel discussion following oral arguments in the the Supreme Court)
  • George Washington University School of Law, September 26, 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))
  • Georgetown University Law Center, September 25, 2006: Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute Annual Press Briefing (briefing on forthcoming Supreme Court cases) (transcript available here)
  • William and Mary School of Law, September 16, 2006 (talk on Supreme Court and environmental law)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, June 20, 2006: The Clean Water Act in the Supreme Court: the Rapanos and Carabell Decisions (panel discussion on recent Supreme Court decisions)
  • Columbia University Law School, April 5, 2006 (talk on Commerce Clause and the Supreme Court)
  • University of Michigan School of Law, March 2006: The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law)
  • Harvard Law School, March 2006: The Clean Water Act, Environmental Federalism and the Roberts Court (talk on the Commerce Clause and the Clean Water Act)
  • Yale Law School, November 2005: Crystals and Mud in Nature (talk at conference celebrating scholarship of Prof. Carol Rose)
  • Harvard Law School, October 2005: Whither Takings (talk on the evolution of regulatory takings law in the U.S. Supreme Court)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, October 2005: Human Nature, the Laws of Nature, and the Nature of Environmental Law (talk on theoretical and practical challenges of environmental lawmaking) (Powerpoint presentation available here)
  • Georgetown University Law School, September 19, 2005: Supreme Court Institute Press Briefing Fall 2005 (briefing on forthcoming Supreme Court cases) (transcript available here)
  • William and Mary School of Law, 18th Annual Supreme Court Review and Preview, September 2005: 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)
  • Georgetown University Law Center Faculty Workshop, June 2005: Environmental Law in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Papers of Justice Harry Blackmun
  • Duke University School of Law, March 9, 2005: The Making of Environmental Law (talk on the history of U.S. environmental law)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, July 1, 2004: The Supreme Court's Environmental Decisions from the 2003-2004 Docket (panel discussion)

NON-LAW SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS

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