From Trump to Biden: Environmental Law & the Path Forward

March 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Georgetown University Law Center's environmental & administrative law experts will discuss upcoming changes under the Biden Administration.


Georgetown Law’s environmental law faculty will discuss the Trump administration’s environmental and regulatory track record, the Biden administration’s different priorities, and anticipated developments to watch for.

Topics are likely to include climate change policy; environmental justice priorities; Trump deregulatory actions that were often rejected in court and their implications for the Biden administration; the role of the White House and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), as well as, cost-benefit analysis in environmental law; shifts in endangered species and National Environmental Policy Act regulation; EPA and Justice Department environmental enforcement policies and priorities; and international environmental law.

The session will start with brief comments from each panelist, then allow time for panelist interaction and questions from those joining the session.


Georgetown Law Environmental Law Faculty:

Hope Babcock, Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

William Buzbee, Edward and Carole Walter Professor of Law

Peter Byrne, John Hampton Baumgartner, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law; Faculty Director, Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program; Faculty Director, Georgetown Climate Resource Center

Sara Colangelo, Director, Environmental Law & Policy; Adjunct Professor of Law

Sheila Foster, The Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy; Professor of Public Policy

Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law

Edith Brown Weiss, University Professor


Tuesday, March 9, 2021
5:15pm – 6:30pm


Please RSVP for the Zoom Webinar.


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