The 20th Section Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Summit starts today in Austin, Texas (http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2012/10/20th_section_fallmeeting.html).
Pace Law School students and alumni (including Environmental Dean Lin Harmon) will be in full force, representing the Pace Environmental Law Programs in a multitude of panels and sessions, including “Plenary Session: Legal Guidance for U.S. Energy Providers in the Era of Shifting National Energy Policy,” and “Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Production in Shale Formations: Policy, Perception, and Reality.” However, my first impression had nothing to do with environmental or natural resources law at all.
My first impression of the Summit: Austin, Texas is a great town. In the heart of Texas, and with a school bigger than most cities in the country, it seems to be a great host city for the Summit. Great music, great food (and drinks), and great people. Hopefully, we’ll be able to throw a little environmental and natural resources law discussion into the mix as well.