Saturday, October 5, 2013

Big Ideas In Big Sky

Exploring A Snowy Mountainside Atop Jester
The Law & Economics Center ("LEC") at George Mason University School of Law and the Property and Environment Research Center ("PERC") are cosponsors of the LEC-PERC Workshop on Environmental Economics for Law Professors, an intensive bootcamp in law and economics for environmental law scholars, from October 2 to 6, 2013.  Organized by Terry Anderson (PERC) and Henry Butler (LEC and George Mason University School of Law), the diverse lectures include "The Scientific Method and the Economic Analysis of Law," "Environmental Markets," "Empirical Methods in Economics and Law," and "Common Law vs. Regulation," and "Natural Resource Economics."  An additional attraction is the location, in Big Sky, Montana, which is perched in spectacular mountains just west of Yellowstone National Park.  I was fortunate enough to be accepted into this LEC-PERC program, and am delighted to be learning about fascinating topics from great faculty, alongside my wonderful environmental law professor colleagues, in the midst of the stunning natural beauty of Big Sky's mountains, valleys, forests, rivers, and nighttime skies.