Center for the Environment: THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: The Antiquities Act and the Battle for Public Lands


Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:00pm


Northwest B103, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge

HUCE presents "This Land is Our Land: The Antiquities Act and the Battle for Public Lands" with John Leshy, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; former Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior (Clinton Administration); and four-time visiting professor at HLS. With comment by Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, HLS, and Terry Tempest Williams, Writer-in-Residence, HDS. Reception to follow. 

John Leshy is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He was Solicitor (General Counsel) of the Interior Department throughout the Clinton Administration, and earlier was special counsel to the House Natural Resources Committee, a law professor at Arizona State, Associate Interior Solicitor in the Carter Administration, a litigator in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and helped found the western office of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). He led the Interior Department transition team for Clinton-Gore in 1992 and co-led for Obama-Biden in 2008. 

Leshy has been a visiting professor four times at Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1969, after earning an A.B. at Harvard College. His publications include books on the Mining Law of 1872 and the Arizona Constitution, and he is co-author of the standard federal public land and resources law casebook.

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