For Immediate Release:  Feb 17, 2009
2009, 02, 17

New York State Deputy Secretary of Energy Paul DeCotis to deliver keynote at “Green” conference hosted by Hofstra Law School

New York State Deputy Secretary of Energy Paul DeCotis to deliver keynote at “Green” conference hosted by Hofstra Law School

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School Dean Nora V. Demleitner announced that New York State Deputy Secretary of Energy Paul DeCotis will deliver the keynote address at the “Energy and the Environment: Empowering Consumers” conference on March 19 and 20.  

Hosted by Hofstra Law School, the conference is also sponsored by WRM America and Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callaghan, Reid, Donlon, Travis & Fishlinger.  For more information, visitlaw.hofstra.edu/Environment.  Many of the sessions will be viewable on Hofstra Law's webchannelwww.law.hofstra.edu/Webcast.

The interdisciplinary conference will cover the rights and duties of consumers, the consequences of their energy consumption choices and the implications of their environmental demands and responsibilities. 
The conference will examine some of the most important legal, factual, political and ethical considerations in the evolving role of the energy and environmental consumer.  

Conference Director and Hofstra Associate Professor of Law Katrina Fischer Kuh and Jeffrey A. Dodge, Conference Coordinator and Hofstra Law Assistant Dean for Administration and Operations announced some of the other distinguished speakers expected at the conference:
 
Hope Babcock
Professor of Law
Georgetown University

Eric Biber
Acting Professor of Law
University of California at Berkeley

Maxine Burkett
Associate Professor of Law
University of Hawaii

Laura DeMartino
Assistant Director Enforcement
Division of Federal Trade Commission

John C. Dernbach
Distinguished Professor of Law
Widener University

Kerry Dukes
Chief Executive Officer 
Ardour Capital Investments

Caroline Farrell
Directing Attorney 
Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Dana R. Fisher
Associate Professor 
Department of Sociology
Columbia University

Leslie Pickering Francis
Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law
University of Utah

Elizabeth M. Glazer
Associate Professor of Law
Hofstra University

Phil S. Goldberg
Associate
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP


Daniel J. H. Greenwood
Professor of Law
Hofstra University

Douglas J. Hayden
Executive Vice President
WRM America

Sean Hecht
Executive Director of Environmental Law Center
University of California at Los Angeles

James E. Hickey, Jr.
Professor of Law
Hofstra University

Wayne R. Horsley
Suffolk County Legislator

Richard C. Hsai
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
WRM America

Christopher M. Jones
Staff Research Associate
Berkeley Institute of the Environment
University of California at Berkeley

Paul Kellstedt
Associate Professor & Director of the American Politics Program
Texas A&M University

Richard M. Kessel
President
New York Power Authority

David Kincaid
Engineering/Construction Consultant
Great Neck School District

Douglas Kysar
Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Steve Levy
Suffolk County Executive

Serge Martinez
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Hofstra University

Aaron M. McCright
Assistant Professor
Environmental Science and Policy Program
Michigan State University

Nancy G. Milburn
Partner
Arnold & Porter LLP

Sharon Nelson
Former Chair
Consumers Union Board of Directors

Ashira Ostrow
Associate Professor of Law
Hofstra University

Christine Overdest
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Florida

Matthew F. Pawa
President
Law Offices of Matthew F. Pawa PC

Jedediah Purdy
Associate Professor of Law
Duke University

Ronald H. Rosenberg
Professor of Law 
The College of William and Mary

Patricia E. Salkin
Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law
Albany Law School

Joseph A. Siegel
Senior Attorney
Environmental Protection Agency

Norman I. Silber
Professor of Law
Hofstra University

Jeffrey A. Smith
Partner
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Trisha L. Smith
Counsel
Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP

Thomas Suozzi
Nassau County Executive

Dr. Mark Toney
Executive Director
The Utility Reform Network

Katherine Trisolini
Environmental Law Fellow
University of California at Los Angeles

Rebecca Tushnet
Professor of Law
Georgetown University

Wendy Williams
Co-Author
Cape Wind

Jonathan M. Zasloff
Professor of Law
University of California at Los Angeles

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