Her free, public talk is the Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy and will be at 6 p.m. in Room 275 of the school.

Wood is University of Oregon’s Philip H. Knight professor of law and faculty director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. She is an expert on how public policy decisions impact the environment and author of the 2013 book “Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age.” She also spearheaded the launch of the Atmospheric Trust Litigation, a movement to make the world’s governments accountable for reducing pollution.

Her lecture topic will be “The Public Trust Doctrine: Our Inherent and Inalienable Property Right.”

Reservations are not required and a reception will follow the presentation.

The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is one of several law and policy initiatives in land use and environmental responsibility at UofL. It is supported by the Herbert Boehl Fund, the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund and the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility.

For more information, contact Tony Arnold at 502-852-6388 or tony.arnold@louisville.edu.

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