Strengthening the Great Blue Wall: The West Coast Response to Offshore Drilling, 10/8/18

Strengthening the Great Blue Wall: The West Coast Response to Offshore Drilling
October 8, 2018, 9 am to 5:30 pm

Location: Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Strengthening the Great Blue Wall is a collaboration across Washington, Oregon and California to bring together tribal, state and local voices and hear their responses to proposed oil and gas drilling off the West Coast. The conference will include the perspectives of institutions of the Executive and Legislative branches of government, the legal community, grassroots advocates, Native Americans, fishermen and others to foster dialogue and increase our understanding of the role of law, and an empowered civil society, in response to these renewed threats. We hope to provide participants with the opportunity to explore alternative strategies and recommendations, and to examine options for effective legal actions.

Strengthening the Great Blue Wall is free and open to campus and community.  Space is limited.

Presented by:
UCI Law Center for Land, Environment and Natural Resources
UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society

6.75 hours of MCLE credit approved by the State Bar of California. UCI School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider

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National Registry of Exonerations tops 20,000 years of wrongful convictions

In August 2018, the National Registry of Exonerations passed a milestone:
The number of “years lost” that exonerated defendants spent in prison for crimes they did not commit exceeded 20,000.

See Registry’s full report of the milestone here

See Washington Post Opinion by Radley Balko here

The Registry is a project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,  University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law.