Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis ~ A Seminar for Federal Judges

Co-sponsored by
Lewis & Clark Law School

Supported by:
M. J. Murdock
Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington

John M. Olin
Foundation of New York City, New York


Tuesday, September 12, 1995

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration: Refreshments
4:30 - 6:00 pm Session I: Progressive Myths and the Lords of Yesterday John Baden, Ph.D., Conference Director Chairman, FREE and Co-founder, Environmental Management Program, University of Washington
6:30 pm Cocktails and Dinner Evening Address: The New West Dr. Michael Malone, President, Montana State University, Western Historian, Bozeman, Montana
Wednesday, September 13
7:00-8:00 am
8:00-9:30 am Session II: Law as Technology: The Role of Legal Institutions in Resource and Environmental Management Professor James Huffman, Dean and Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:30 am Session III: Playing Dice with the Environment?: Coping with Ignorance, Risk, and Uncertainty Fred Morris, MPA, J.D., Harvard Senior Research Associate, Battelle Research Center, Seattle, Washington
11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 pm Break
1:00 - 2:30 pm Session IV: Environmental Choices: Endangered Species Act Professor Don Coursey, University of Chicago, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy
2:30 - 6:30 pm Free Time
6:30 pm Cocktails and Dinner Evening address: Regulatory Certainty as a Motive for Wildlife Conservation on Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Neal Wilkins, Ph.D., Wildlife Biologist, Port Blakely Tree Farms, Seattle, Washington
Thursday, September 14
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am Session V: Regulators' Dilemmas: Institutional Capacity and the Regulation of Environmental Risk Fred Morris
9:30 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:30 pm Session VI: Measuring Environmental Values Don Coursey
11:30 - 4:00 pm Free Time - Lunch in dining hall or sack lunch upon request
4:30 - 6:00 pm Session VII: Takings: Property, Environment and the Constitution Jim Huffman
6:30 pm Cocktails and Dinner Evening Address: And Then What? Unintended Consequences of ESA Professor Richard Stroup, Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of the Interior, Professor of Economics at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Friday, September 15
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 am Session VIII: Problems of Formulating Environmental Public Policy Don Coursey
9:30 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:30 am Session IX: Risk Management Beyond the 100th Meridian: The Collapse of Teton Dam Fred Morris
11:30 - 6:00 pm Lunch and Free Time
6:30 pm Cocktails and Dinner Evening Address: Ecological and Cultural Diversity: New Directions in Resource Management Professor Tom Wolf, Environmental Resource Program, Colorado College, Westcliffe, Colorado

Saturday, September 16

7:00-8:00 am


8:00 - 9:30 am

Session XII: Liberty and the Environment: A Case for Principled Judicial Activism Jim Huffman

9:30 - 9:45 am


9:45 - 11:00 am

Session XIII: General Discussion

11:00 - 6:00 pm

Free Time *Optional Tours Available: Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, Old Faithful tour in Yellowstone Park, hiking, or horseback riding

6:30 pm

Cocktails at Minton's

7:30 pm

Dinner in the Main Lodge Evening address: Downsizing: Ecology meets Economics in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains Tom Wolf



Sunday, September 17

5:00 am

Coffee and rolls will be provided for early departures

6:00 - 8:00 am


8:00 - 11:30 am

Free Time - Shuttles to the airport will be leaving all morning.

11:30 - 12:30 pm


12:30 pm

Final shuttle departure to the airport