Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series

Emily Hammond

April 14, 2016

Professor Emily Hammond spoke to the audience about “Climate Change and the Limits of Administrative Law.”

Professor Hammond is a nationally recognized expert in energy law, environmental law, and administrative law. A former environmental engineer, she brings technical fluency to cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, science, and policy. An elected member of the American Law Institute, Professor Hammond is also chair-elect of the American Association of Law Schools’ Administrative Law Section, and a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. She was recently honored as a Distinguished Young Environmental Scholars by the Stegner Center, University of Utah.

View Hammond’s lecture below or directly on Widener Law Commonwealth’s YouTube Channel.


Franklin Kury

October 29, 2015

Legislative advocate, author and speaker, Franklin Kury, spoke to the audience about “The Environmental Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution: How It Came to Be and Where It is Going.”

Kury was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for three terms (1966–1972), where he was the author and lead advocate for the environmental rights amendment to the state constitution (Article I, Section 27).  In 1972, he was elected to the first of two terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate, where he became a leader in government reform.  He is now with Malady & Wooten in Harrisburg, where he advises clients on state government issues and advocates on their behalf.

View Kury’s lecture below or directly on Widener Law Commonwealth’s Viddler website.