Apr 5: Law of Marcellus symposium

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. 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 rebulation and moratoriums are necessary in light of innovations within the field.

April 5, 2011 - 8 am5 pm at the University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260. This event is open to the public, but space is limited! Click here to RSVP ->

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

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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