Protecting the Great Lakes @ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

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The Law Review of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law held its annual symposium on Friday, October 16, at the School of Law in Detroit, Michigan.  This year’s symposium was entitled The Public Trust Doctrine: An Ancient Tool for Protecting the Great Lakes from New Hazards.  As the title suggests, it focused on the health of the Great Lakes, an issue of particular concern to the United States and Canada.

Symposium presenters included Professor Catherine Iorns Magallanes (Senior Lecturer, University of Wellington, New Zealand), Dean Melissa Scanlan (Associate Dean, Environmental Law Program, Vermont Law School), Professor James Huffman (Lewis and Clark Law School), Professor Noah Hall (Wayne State University Law School), Professor Nicholas Schroeck (Wayne State University Law School), Professor Jacqueline Hand (Detroit Mercy Law), and attorneys Grant Trigger, Jim Olson, and Alexis Andiman.

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