College to host business, environmental law conferences in September

Two upcoming College of Law conferences will give attendees the opportunity to delve more deeply into business and environmental law.

The first, Business Law: Connecting the Threads III, is a one-day program that takes place on Friday, Sept. 27. Panel discussions will focus on developing trends in business law.

Attendees will hear from Professor Colleen Baker of the University of Oklahoma; Professor Benjamin Edwards of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Professor and Dean Joshua Fershee of Creighton University School of Law; Professors Joan Heminway, Don Leatherman, and Thomas Plank of the University of Tennessee; Professor Douglas Moll of the University of Houston; Professor J. Haskell Murray of Belmont University; and Professor Stefan Padfield of the University of Akron.

Learn more about the speakers and the schedule at the Connecting the Threads event page.

The 10th annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (APIEL) will take place Sept. 27-29. Discussions will focus on achieving environmental and social justice, giving the eco-minded and socially conscious an opportunity to learn about issues impacting the region. 

Keynote speakers are J. Gerard Stranch, IV, managing partner of Brastetter, Stranch and Jennings; Zygmunt Plater, professor of law at Boston College; and John P. Crowder, a retired biologist with 50 years of environmental experience.

Learn more about the speakers and the schedule by viewing the APIEL organization’s web page. 

Continuing Legal Education credit is available for both events. To register, send an email with the appropriate conference title in the subject line to Micki Fox at Note that those who wish to attend the Appalachian conference must also register here.