Law Review Symposium

The University of Arkansas School of Law, in conjunction with the Arkansas Law Review, hosts an annual Arkansas Law Review Symposium. The one-day event is designed to explore an area of the law from many perspectives. Guest scholars from institutions around the nation are invited to participate in panel discussions and contribute to the symposium issue of the Arkansas Law Review.

Symposium attendance is free of charge and may be used as continuing legal education credit. Previous events have been worth up to 6.75 general CLE hours.

A registration link, speaker bios and CLE details will be added as they are available. Please check back regularly for updates or email law@uark.edu with questions.

2017-18: Environmental Sustainability and Private Governance

October 27, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Academic Keynote: Mike Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt Law School

Vandenbergh was a guest on the School of Law's podcast, Conversations with the Academy in May. You can find that episode and all the others on the Conversations with the Academy page.

Business Keynote: Laura Phillips, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Walmart

Panel: Agriculture & Food
Marty Matlock - Professor and Executive Director of Office of Sustainability, University of Arkansas (moderator)
Peter Appel - Professor, University of Georgia School of Law
Kevin Igli - Senior Vice President and Chief Environmental, Health and Safety Officer for Tyson Foods, Inc. 
Chisara Ehiemere - Business Director, Field to Market
Stephanie Tai - Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Panel: Energy & Climate Change
Sara Gosman - Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law (moderator)
Steve Chriss - Director, Energy and Strategy Analysis, Walmart
Monika Ehrman - Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Alice Kaswan - Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
Tara Righetti - Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming School of Law
Panel: Retail and Supply Chain Management
Jon Johnson - Professor, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas (moderator)
Jenny Ahlen - Director, Supply Chain, EDF+Business
Brian Fugate - Professor, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas
Jeff Rice - Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart
Mark Spears - Director of Sustainable Business Practices, Disney Consumer Products (Retired)
Panel: Governance Themes
Moderator TBD
David Dana - Professor, Northwestern School of Law
Josh Galperin - Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Lee Paddock - Associate Dean, Environmental Law Studies, George Washington University Law School
Cassie Phillips - Director, Private Environmental Governance Initiative, Environmental Law Institute

More details to come!

Previous Years

2016-17: The Future of the Death Penalty
Friday, October 21, 2016
2015-16: State Constitutional Change: Traditions, Trends and Theory
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
2014-15: 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas Conservation Act
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
2012-13: The Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis
Nov. 9, 2012
2011-12: The Intersection of Facebook and the Law
Nov. 4, 2011
2009-10: Arkansas Initiated Act 1 of 2008
Nov. 5, 2009
200-01: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Feb. 9, 2001