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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Bellwood Memorial Lecture

The University of Idaho College of Law, Idaho Supreme Court, and Idaho State Bar are proud to announce the 2019-20 Bellwood Memorial Lecture:

Climate Change and the Future of Energy

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
Reception & Remarks at 5 p.m. MST
JUMP, Pioneer Room
1000 W. Myrtle Street
Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
Lecture at 3:30 p.m. PST
Pitman Center, International Ballroom
University of Idaho Campus
Moscow, Idaho

Featuring Ken Salazar

  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 2009-2013
  • U.S. Senator from Colorado, 2005-2009
  • Attorney General of Colorado, 1999-2005
  • Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1990-1998
Ken Salazar
Ken Salazar

The U of I Vandal Trolley will be available for transportation on campus to and from the Pitman Center on Oct. 23 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Panel Discussions

Natural Resources Federalism
Panel Discussion – October 22, 2019
Room 325 - Boise, ID
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. MST

Panelists: Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior
Lawrence Wasden, Idaho Attorney General

Moderator: Prof. Stephen Miller

This panel will focus on how natural resources are managed in the West through both coordinated actions and competing interests of federal, state and local governments.  Through investigating specific contentious disputes, as well as effective collaborations, panelists will offer insight into meaningful management structures for natural resources in the changing landscapes of the West.

1.0 CLE credit available.

Federalism & Native Lands
Panel Discussion – October 23, 2019
Room 104 Moscow, ID
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PST

Panelists: Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior
Chief James Allan, Vice-Chairman, Coeur d'Alene Tribe
McCoy Oatman, Councilman, Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee

Moderator: Prof. Dylan Hedden-Nicely

This panel will focus on the current state of the unique government-to-government relationship between the United States and American Indian tribes.  Panelists will focus on how the relationship developed, the current state of federal-tribal relations, and how federal policy related to American Indian tribes should could continue to evolve in an era of self-determination in response to increasing jurisdictional complexity, resource scarcity, and climate change


1.0 CLE credit available.


About Ken Salazar

Ken Salazar served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior and Colorado United States Senator and Attorney General. Mr. Salazar's law practice is focused on energy, environment, natural resources, corporate governance and Native American matters.

In December 2008, President Barack Obama selected Mr. Salazar to serve in his cabinet as Secretary of Interior. Mr. Salazar was confirmed as the 50th Secretary of the Interior by a unanimous US Senate vote on January 20, 2009. Prior to his confirmation, Mr. Salazar served as US Senator for Colorado and served on the Energy and Natural Resources and Finance Committees, which oversaw the nation's energy, natural resources, tax, trade, social security and healthcare systems. He also served on the Agriculture, Ethics, Veterans Affairs and Aging Committees. 

As Secretary, Mr. Salazar led the nation's efforts to develop and implement the framework for America's energy independence. The effort included overseeing the exploration and development of conventional and renewable energy resources on public lands and oceans, working on matters relating to climate change, the exploration of frontier areas like the Arctic, leading the successful response to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and overhauling the regulatory oversight of oil and gas exploration and production.

As Secretary, he led the effort to permit more than 11,000 MW of power on public lands from solar, wind and geothermal sources (the equivalent of power from more than 30 regular power plants) and developed the blueprint for future siting and development of these resources, including high priority transmission infrastructure projects. As part of his renewable energy efforts, he also created the first offshore wind energy plan for the Atlantic Ocean and awarded the first leases in American history for offshore wind projects. During his service, he also led the creation of regional climate change centers in the United States. 

Secretary Salazar also led the nation's efforts on conservation, including the designation of 10 National Parks and 10 National Conservation and Wildlife Refuges, and organized more than 100 other conservation and preservation projects in the United States. He also led the successful resolution of bilateral conservation efforts with Mexico and Canada along the two borders. 

Mr. Salazar led the President's initiatives in creating a new chapter with Native American tribes and Alaska Natives. This effort included the resolution of longstanding conflicts like the Cobell litigation, water rights cases, and permitting energy and solar projects in Indian country. 

As a US Senator, Senator Salazar sponsored and led efforts for the enactment of the 2005 Energy Policy Act, the 2006 Gulf of Mexico Security Act, the 2007 Farm Bill, and the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. In each of these efforts, Mr. Salazar was a central player in putting together the successful bipartisan efforts that created the most significant energy legal framework in US history. As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Mr. Salazar was a champion for veterans and created the Office of Rural Veterans Affairs and helped lead the efforts on the new Rocky Mountain Regional VA hospital. 

Mr. Salazar received a JD degree from the University of Michigan and a political science degree from Colorado College. He later received honorary doctorates of law from Colorado College, the University of Denver and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He was recognized with induction into the Order of the Coif from the University of Colorado School of Law and received the University of Michigan Distinguished Alumni Award.

 

 


About the Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures

The Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures bring prominent and highly regarded local, regional and national leaders to the state of Idaho and the University of Idaho campus. Students have the opportunity to discuss, examine and debate a wide-range of subjects related to the justice system.

Throughout his distinguished career, Judge Sherman J. Bellwood was committed to the legal profession and to legal education. In one of his last and most generous contributions to legal education, Judge Bellwood endowed the Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures at the College of Law. According to the terms of his will, Judge Bellwood's purpose in establishing this endowment was "to enable the College of Law to invite and present persons learned in the law to lecture on legal subjects from time to time." This endowment is the largest endowed lectureship at the University of Idaho.

Learn more about Sherman J. Bellwood

College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu