The Law Library of Congress will host a lecture by Barry Hill, senior counsel for environmental governance in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The lecture, titled “Addressing Human Environment Challenges: Domestic and International,” will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 27
in the Whittall Pavilion, located on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.
Acting Law Librarian Donna Scheeder will introduce this distinguished public servant, author and academic, who in his present position is responsible for coordinating the EPA’s capacity-building initiatives for foreign governments in environmental law and policy. Additionally, he is responsible for enforcement and compliance assurance and helps to train foreign judges in environmental law. His recently released textbook, “Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice” (March 2009), was published by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a leading think tank in environmental law and policy.
In his talk, Hill will define “human environment challenges” and discuss the relationship between the rule of law and government enforcement of protective environmental laws to address these challenges.
Prior to his 11-year tenure at the EPA, Hill worked at the Department of the Interior as the associate solicitor in the division of Conservation and Wildlife. He also ran a private law practice and has taught environmental law at Vermont Law School. In 2001, Hill received the American Bar Association’s award for “Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy.”
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