Event Details

Reimagining Rivers Webinar #4: Law's Relationship with the North Saskatchewan River

In this presentation, Professor Jefferies will critique 'sustainable development' as an objective of environmental law and will instead present 'ecological sustainability' and 'intergenerational stewardship' as alternative and preferable perspectives for re-imagining a legal relationship with the North Saskatchewan River.

This event is part of the Webinar Series, Reimagining Rivers: Rethinking and Reframing Relationship with the Environment. Legal rights govern how we interact with each other and with the world around us. Various jurisdictions, for example, are now granting legal rights to aspects of the environment such as rivers. This webinar series, jointly organized by the Centre for Constitutional Studies and the Environmental Law Centre, provides opportunities to learn from expert speakers about jurisdictional hurdles that impact the thriving of our environment as well as innovative approaches to rethinking relationship with it. The series will culminate in a Symposium next spring 2022, where we explore different conceptions of the North Saskatchewan river: as a legal person, as an agent, as a relation.

Speakers

Cameron Jefferies

Associate Professor, University of Alberta
Cameron S.G. Jefferies, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where he specializes in international and domestic environmental law and energy law. He currently teaches Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Basic Oil and Gas Law, and Oceans Law and Policy. He was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 2010. He completed his graduate degrees at the University of Virginia, School of Law, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. Before entering academia, Cameron practiced at Field LLP in Edmonton, Alberta, and worked as a Research Associate at the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

Event Date(s):

February 16, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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