Weston Roundtable – The Making of Environmental Law: The Challenges of Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Speaker: Richard Lazarus, Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

The Making of Environmental Law tells the story of environmental law from its emergence in the United States to the present day. This lecture will reflect the structure of the book, with a special emphasis on the challenges of climate change and environmental justice. Lazarus will highlight topics such as the challenges facing environmental lawmaking, how initial bipartisan embrace of robust environmental lawmaking later evolved into partisan gridlock and inaction, and environmentalism’s trajectory over the decades to come.

The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.


Apr 4 2024


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm


1163 Mechanical Engineering
1513 University Ave.


Alessandra Rella
(608) 265-0521