2018 Bowen Altheimer Symposium: The Law and Unnatural Disasters: Legal Adaptations to Climate Change
Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Bar Association and the UA Little Rock Law Review
When: February 16, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law | Friday Courtroom
Description: The United States has experienced hundreds of weather disasters with damage over $1 billion since 1980, and the number of billion-dollar-plus weather related disasters has risen from an average of two per year in the 1980s to an annual average of 10.6 for the 2012 to 2016 period. In 2017 alone, the cost of weather and climate disasters is now estimated at $308 billion. And although these figures capture much of the direct economic costs of disasters, they fail to reflect indirect and non-economic costs like loss of life, displacement, and community disruption. The market has not spawned robust adaptation; development subsidized by federal insurance continues in vulnerable areas. Nor does any coherent body of law exist in the United States at either the federal or state level that is aimed at reducing vulnerability to climate change. This perfect storm of market and law failure presents a timely opportunity for scholars and practitioners to contribute to the discourse on climate change adaptation lawmaking in the United States.
This program has been approved for 5.50 General CLE hours (0 Ethics hours).
Cost and Registration Information
Arkansas Bar Members – $50
UA Little Rock Bowen Alumni – $50
Other Attorneys – $50
Register by mail by filling out this form and mailing it to:
Arkansas Bar Association
2224 Cottondale Lane
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202