A Clason Lecture

Professor Zygmunt J.B. Plater
Boston College Law School

Law, Media, and Environmental Policy

Delivered at Western New England University School of Law February 16, 2006

Professor Zygmunt Plater's lecture explored some of the interrelationships between law, media, and environmental analysis of national and international concern.   He addressed issues such as global warming and endocrine disruptors in food supplies, as well as daily lawyering in litigation and local governance and how attorneys can play a greater role in improving matters.
Clason Plater
A prolific author, Plater has been an advocate for environmental protection and land use regulation for more than 25 years.   He has argued before the Supreme Court in endangered species litigation, and has had several of his articles cited in Supreme Court decisions.   For two years, he was chairman of the State of Alaska Oil Spill Commission's Legal Task Force following the wreck of the Exxon Valdez.   He served as a consultant to the plaintiffs in the in the Woburn toxic litigation, Anderson et al. v. W.R. Grace et al., the subject of the book and movie A Civil Action.   He currently teaches at Boston College Law School.

Professor Plater's lecture can be seen using QuickTime, available without cost from Apple Computer.