Lectures & Events

Shale Gas, Climate Change and Ohio’s Economic Opportunity
The Center for Business Law and Regulation and the Energy & Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University
MAR 5, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 2 hours of in-person CLE credit

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Bob Inglis
Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
Former U.S. Representative, South Carolina

Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization on July 10, 2012. E&EI is guided by the conservative principles of free enterprise and economic growth, limited government, liberty, accountability and reasonable risk avoidance to solve our nation’s energy and climate challenges.

Under Inglis’ leadership, E&EI advocates conservative alternatives to big-government mandates and fickle tax incentives. E&EI maintains that the accountability of a “true cost” comparison between competing fuels will drive innovation and economic growth. As an optimistic conservative, Inglis launched E&EI to apply a “can-do” American spirit to the challenges at hand.

Before starting E&EI, Inglis represented South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union counties) for 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Inglis was first elected to Congress in 1992, having never run for public office. He spent six years in the U.S. House (1993-99) and kept a campaign commitment to serve just three terms. In 1998, he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings.

In the fall of 2004, Inglis was re-elected to the open House seat he previously held and went on to serve another six-year stint in Congress. He was a member of the House Science Committee where he served as the Chairman of the Research Subcommittee and then as the Ranking Member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. During his six years on the Science Committee, interactions with scientists in Antarctica, Australia and elsewhere shaped his views on climate change.

In the turmoil of the financial crisis, Inglis lost his bid for re-election in June 2010. He spent the spring semester of 2011 as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, and he taught at the Nicholas School at Duke University in the spring of 2012.

Inglis grew up in Bluffton, S.C. and earned a degree in political science from Duke University in 1981. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984 and later moved to Greenville, S.C., where he practiced commercial real estate law prior to and between his years in Congress.

Inglis and his wife Mary Anne (Duke 1982) have five children (a son and four daughters) and live on a small farm in in northern Greenville County, South Carolina.

Craig Butler
Assistant Policy Director for Energy, Agriculture and the Environment
Office of Governor John Kasich

Craig Butler serves as the Assistant Policy Director for Energy, Agriculture and the Environment in Ohio Governor John Kasich's administration. His primary responsibilities include providing guidance and input to senior staff and Governor Kasich on energy, agricultural and environmental issues. Mr. Butler was instrumental in planning and developing the Ohio Energy Summit and key to the recently passed SB 315 which updated Ohio's oil and gas regulations and set in place Ohio's comprehensive energy policy.

He is also involved in many emerging agriculture issues, such as limiting Ohio's drought impacts on farmers and serving on the Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory.

Mr. Butler has a BA in Geography and Environmental Science from Mansfield University and a Masters in Environmental Science from Ohio University.

Jonathan H. Adler
Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law
Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Jonathan H. Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law. Adler is the author or editor of four books on environmental policy and over a dozen book chapters. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Supreme Court Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Adler is a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, a contributing editor to National Review Online and a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, “The Volokh Conspiracy” (http://volokh.com). A 2007 study identified Adler as the most cited legal academic in environmental law under age 40, and his recent article, “Money or Nothing: The Adverse Environmental Consequences of Uncompensated Law Use Controls,” published in the Boston College Law Review, was selected as one of the ten best articles in land use and environmental law in 2008.

In 2004, Adler received the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. In 2007, the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association awarded Adler their annual "Distinguished Teacher Award." Adler serves on the academic advisory board of the Cato Supreme Court Review, the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, and the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter and ELI Press Advisory Board. A regular commentator on environmental and legal issues, he has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, ranging from the PBS "Newshour with Jim Lehrer" and NPR's "Talk of the Nation" to the Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor" and "Entertainment Tonight."

Prior to joining the faculty at Case Western, Adler clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1991 to 2000, Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed CEI's environmental studies program. He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.

Juscelino F. Colares
Professor of Law
Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Juscelino Colares is a specialist in the intersystemic aspects of the law on international trade, climate change and civil procedure. Colares' unique analytical viewpoint has led him to explore varied topics in interjurisdictional law, such as the discontinuity between domestic judicial and international dispute settlement review of national agencies' trade determinations, the barriers against and possibilities for climate change reform in the United States and abroad, and the reverse-Erie, choice-of-law problem in the EU context. His research has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Trade, Revista dos Tribunais (Brazil), Columbia Journal of European Law, Cornell International Law Journal and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Juscelino Colares began his legal education in Brazil and pursued graduate studies in France at Université de Montpellier, where he specialized in international economic law. Later, as a Fulbright Fellow, he obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, writing his dissertation on the economic and political dimensions of the U.S./Japan automobile trade. Colares received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and practiced at Dewey Ballantine in Washington, D.C. Prior to teaching at Case Western, Colares clerked for the Hon. Jean-Louis Debré, Chief Justice of the Conseil constitutionnel (the French Constitutional Court) (2008-09 term). While in Paris, he was also visiting professor at Ecole normale supérieure. A versatile scholar, Colares has taught civil procedure, international business transactions, international environmental law, international trade law, law & economics and WTO law & dispute settlement (short summer course at Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2012).

Iryna Lendel, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Center for Economic Development
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Dr. Iryna Lendel is the Assistant Director of the Center for Economic Development at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Iryna is an economist with vast experience conducting academic and applied research and analyzing regional and industry economic development. Her research portfolio includes projects on industrial analysis, including high-tech industries, the oil and gas industry, steel industry and re-emerging optics industry; technology-based economic development; and ecology of innovation. She also writes on economic impact and the role of universities in regional economies.

Dr. Lendel is also affiliated with the Center for Energy Policy and Applications. She conducts research in energy policy and best management practices for water use sectors. Dr. Lendel was a principal co-investigator on a project assessing the economic impact of the Utica Shale development on the state of Ohio. Dr. Lendel has been a consultant to the World Bank and Research Triangle Institute, and now works with CRDF Global’s Technology Entrepreneurship Program. She is an assistant editor of Economic Development Quarterly and a guest blogger at Crain’s Ohio Energy Report.

Dr. Lendel earned her master's degree with honors from Ivano-Frankivsk Institute of Oil and Gas (Ukraine). After graduating from the Moscow Academy of Oil and Gas's Post-Graduate Course, she earned her Ph.D. in Economics at the Lviv Regional Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Science. She earned a second Ph.D. in Urban Studies from the Levin College of Urban Affairs with a concentration in Economic Development. Dr. Lendel was named a Fulbright New Century Scholar for 2009-2010.
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