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Balancing Private and Public Rights in the Coastal Zone in the Era of Climate Change: The Fifteenth Anniversary of Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council

September 20-21, 2007, Columbia, South Carolina

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Thursday, September 20

11:30 to 1:30

12:00 to 1:15
Luncheon Seminar on the Basics of Regulatory Takings Law [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Robert Meltz, Congressional Research Service
Kristine Tardiff, U.S. Department of Justice

1:30 to 1:45
Welcome and Introductions [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Dr. Mark P. Becker, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of South Carolina
Walter F. Pratt, Jr., Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
Christopher Gohagan, Editor-in-Chief, Southeastern Environmental Law Journal

1:45 to 2:45
Climate Change and the Changing South Carolina Coast [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Kirstin Dow, University of South Carolina
Brian Helmuth, University of South Carolina
Orrin Pilkey, Duke University

2:45 to 3:45
The Policy Challenges Created by Rising Sea Level [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Margaret Caldwell, Stanford Law School
Kim Diana Connolly, University of South Carolina School of Law
Marc R. Poirier, Seton Hall Law School

3:45 to 4:00

4:00 to 5:00
Plenary Address [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Rafe Pomerance, Climate Policy Center

University shuttle buses will move participants from the School of Law to the South Carolina State Museum located on Gervais Street.

5:00 to 6:00
Southern Hospitality Reception in the State Museum Atrium

6:00 to 7:30
Dinner (State Museum Vista Room) with a choice of entrees: Beef Tenderloin or Fried Curry Tofu with Spinach & Tomatoes served over Jasmine Rice (we need to know if you would like the tofu dish so we can be sure to have enough of that selection!)

7:30 to 9:00
Personal Reflections on the Lucas Case [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Moderator: The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice South Carolina Supreme Court
John Mark Dean, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina
Gerald M. Finkel, Counsel for plaintiff
Cotton C. Harness III, Counsel for defendant
Ellison Smith, Counsel for plaintiff
Richard Lazarus, Georgetown University Law Center
David Lucas, Plaintiff

Friday, September 21

8:00 to 8:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 9:45
The Lucas Decision Fifteen Years Later [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Vicki Been, New York University Law School
John D. Echeverria, Georgetown University Law Center
James Huffman, Lewis & Clark Law School
Richard Lazarus, Georgetown University Law Center

9:45 to 11:00
State Coastal Management and the Takings Issue [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Peggy Bensinger, Maine Coastal Program
Mark Davis, Tulane Law School
F. Patrick Hubbard, University of South Carolina School of Law
Mary Shahid, The McNair Firm

11:00 to 11:15

11:15 to 12:15
Alternatives to Regulation [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Kristen Fletcher, Roger Williams College of Law
Burnet R. Maybank III, Nexsen Pruet
Timothy Searchinger, Georgetown University Law Center

12:15 to 12:45

12:45 to 1:45
Plenary Address [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Michael B. Gerrard, Arnold & Porter

1:45 to 2:30
Property Rights Legislation [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Dana Beach, Coastal Conservation League
Edward J. Sullivan, Garvey, Schubert, Barer

2:30 to 2:45

2:45 to 4:00
Insuring Coastal Development [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Robert H. Jerry II, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Scott Richardson, South Carolina Department of Insurance
Adam F. Scales, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Gregory Mann, March USC, Inc.

4:00 to 5:00
Coastal Access: The Controversy Over South Carolina’s Rice Fields [VIEW THE VIDEO]
Jimmy Chandler, South Carolina Environmental Law Project
Bob Perry, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Charles Lane, ACE Basin Task Force