Environmental Law Expert to Speak at UD

Apr 28, 2016 | S.Ortman

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Environmental law expert John Copeland Nagle, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss environmental ethics and moral responsibility Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in Blades Chapel on the University of Dubuque campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

During the presentation, Nagle plans to focus on choices between fossil fuels and renewable energy and how those choices affect vulnerable and impoverished populations.

Nagle has lectured on environmental, legislation, and property issues in the United States, Canada, China, Hungary, and Malaysia. He is the co-author of casebooks on topics such as “The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law” and the author of “Law’s Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live.”

Prior to his time at Notre Dame, Nagle was an associate professor at the Seton Hall University School of Law. He also worked in the United States Department of Justice as an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel and, later, as a trial attorney conducting environmental litigation.

UD’s Honors Program will host the presentation. The program brings a speaker to campus each semester.