Jonathan Adler To Give Lecture On Law And The Environment At FSC

Jan 20, 2015

by Staff

The case for reforming regulations to protect the environment and encourage economic growth is the subject of the next lecture in the Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series at Florida Southern College.

Jonathan H. Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will deliver the lecture, “Environmentalism and Property Rights,” at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in the auditorium of the Rogers Building on the FSC campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows the lecture.

Adler argues that existing environmental regulatory structures are outdated and ill-suited to address contemporary environmental concerns. Too often, local governments enact eminent domain to satisfy a short-term economic need while sacrificing the long-term environmental future. Adler explores how we can create regulation to protect resources and encourage economic growth.

Adler is the author or editor of five books and over a dozen book chapters. He has testified before Congress a dozen times and his work has been cited in the U.S. Supreme Court. Adler is a contributing editor to National Review Online and a regular contributor to the popular legal blog.

“The Volokh Conspiracy.” A regular commentator on constitutional and regulatory issues, he has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, ranging from PBS’s “Newshour with Jim Lehrer” and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” to the Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor.” He holds a BA magna cum laude from Yale University and a JD summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Free Enterprise at FSC. For more information, call 680-5069 or email

About the Lecture Series…
The Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series is designed to highlight the principles necessary to support and defend a free civil society and a well-functioning free enterprise system that promotes human flourishing. The Center for Free Enterprise, part of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, is a research and educational institution to analyze and disseminate the economic principles that are the foundation of free enterprise.