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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
2029 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3010
The Los Angeles Law Chapter, including its newest co-chair, Brandon Vongsawad, JD/MS '09, invites you to join fellow alumni for a reception and talk by SLS Associate Professor Michael Wara, JD '06. Professor Wara, an expert on energy and environmental law, will discuss climate change policy including what's being done in California versus what others consider to be appropriate policy. He will also share where there is uncertainty in climate science and how that may or may not have policy implications.
Registration is free for alumni and guests. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be available. Kindly register by Monday, May 18.
Thank you to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP for hosting this event.
Michael Wara, JD '06
Associate Professor of Law and Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar
An expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. Professor Wara’s current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy. He was formerly a geochemist and climate scientist and has published work on the history of the El Niño/La Niña system and its response to changing climates, especially those warmer than today. The results of his scientific research have been published in premier scientific journals, including Science and Nature.
Professor Wara joined Stanford Law in 2007 as a research fellow in environmental law and as a lecturer in law. Previously, he was an associate in Holland & Knight's Government Practice Group, where his practice focused on climate change, land use, and environmental law. He is a research fellow at the Program in Energy and Sustainable Development in Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment.