In the spirit of Pope Francis’s new encyclical Laudato Si, John Nagle, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, will explore the challenges involved in the preservation and development of U.S. national parks when he delivers the 2015 Hesburgh Lecture on Tuesday, September 22, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Nagle is the author of Law’s Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live, and co-author of casebooks on “The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law” and “The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management.” His writings have explored such topics as the relationship between environmental and cultural pollution, the role of religion in environmental law, and the scope of congressional power to protect endangered species. In addition to his teaching and scholarship at Notre Dame Law School as the John N. Matthews Chair in Law, Nagle has lectured on environmental, legislative, and property issues at numerous forums in the United States, Canada, China, Hungary, and Malaysia.
The event is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Portland and the Garaventa Center. For more information, contact Sarah Nuxoll, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.