NYU Law Environmental Law Journal - 2024 Annual Symposium

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • 9:30am–1:00pm
  • Online Event

The State Impact Center cosponsored the NYU Law Environmental Law Journal’s 2024 Annual Symposium. The symposium, titled “Our Toxic Food System: Perspectives on Pesticides and Pathways to Change”, focused on the practices, regulation, and environmental justice considerations of pesticides in our agricultural system. Our Executive Director, Bethany Davis Noll, moderated the first panel titled “Sowing Equality: Environmental Justice Perspectives on Pesticides”.

*This event was approved for 3 New York State CLE credits in the category of Areas of Professional Practice. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

Symposium Schedule

Keynote Speech, NY State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sowing Equality: Environmental Justice Perspectives on Pesticides
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Jeannie Economos, Farmworker Assoc. of FL
Professor Joan Flocks, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Miriam Rotkin-Ellman

Moderated by Professor Bethany Davis Noll, NYU Law

Regulation in the Shadow of the EPA
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Peter Lehner, Earthjustice
Lemuel Srolovic, Office of the NY Attorney General
James Bilsborrow, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC

Moderated by Professor Katrina Wyman, NYU Law

Growing Solutions: Pesticide Practices for a Sustainable
Food Future

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Professor Laurie Beyranevand, Vermont Law School
Professor Valerie Watnick, Baruch College
Meredith Stevenson, Center for Food Safety

Moderated by Professor Margot Pollans, NYU Law