University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh Law Review and the Innovation Practice Institute present:

Developing the Law of the Marcellus Shale

Innovation for a Prosperous Community, a Safe Environment, and a Common Law
April 5, 2011 - 8:00am5:00pm
University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Be sure to join an innovative group of national scholars and practitioners as this symposium addresses the recent developments in the law of the Marcellus Shale as well as whether government regulation and moratoriums are necessary in light of innovations within the field. 

The morning session of this symposium includes the following topics and experts: 

 

Opening Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley

Lt. Governor Cawley was inaugurated as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on January 18th, 2011.

The Lt. Governor will be speaking about the Corbett Administration’s efforts to promote prosperous communities and safe environments relative to the Marcellus Shale.

 

"What a Short, Strange Trip It's Been: Moving Forward After Five Years of Marcellus Shale Development"

Professor Ross H. Pifer, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law

 

"Developing a Common Law of Hydraulic Fracturing"

Professor David E. Pierce, Washburn University School of Law

 

"Recent Decisions Affecting the Development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania"

Attorney Kevin C. Abbott, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Attorney Nicolle R. Snyder Bagnell, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

 

Kathryn Z. Klaber, President and Executive Director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, will deliver the lunchtime Keynote Address.

 

The afternoon session of this symposium includes the following topics and speakers:

 

"Legal and Commercial Models for Pore-Space Access & Use for Geologic CO2 Sequestration"

Professor Owen L. Anderson, University of Oklahoma College of Law

R. Lee Gresham, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University

 

"Finding Environmental Solutions Through Innovation, Regulation, and Prohibition: A Pittsburgh Case Study" -- a Panel Discussion

Panel Moderator: Attorney Matthew McK. Mohn, Senior Associate, Reed Smith LLP

 

Panelists:   Professor Jules Lobel, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

                Professor Radisav D. Vidic, University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering

                Professor Emily A. Collins, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

                Attorney Blaine A. Lucas, Partner, Babst Calland Clements & Zomnir PC

 

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This event is open to the public, but space is limited!

CLE Information

Cost for CLE Credit: $25 for the morning session of 3.0 hours of substantive credit and/or $25 for the afternoon session of 2.5 hours of substantive credit

This course is presented in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  It has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for Five and One-Half (5.5) hours of substantive CLE credit.  Participants may pre-register or register and pay $25 for the morning session of 3.0 hours of substantive credit and/or $25 for the afternoon session of 2.5 hours of substantive credit at the door. Checks should be made payable to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  For further information, please contact Emma Finney via e-mail at: pittlawreviewsymposium2011@gmail.com.

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