Norman Williams

Uma Outka
13th Annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law with Uma Outka

Uma Outka’s talk, titled “Shifting Energy Landscapes,” will address the energy sector’s dynamic, transitional, and uncertain moment through the lens of energy landscapes – the physical landscapes that narrate a shift in land use for energy in the United States, and the regulatory landscape framing the pace and ambition of the low-carbon trajectory. With a focus on renewable energy, the Lecture will highlight drivers and implications of these shifting landscapes as they bear on the goal of decarbonization and electric power. Uma Outka is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Environmental Studies Program and the Center for Environmental Policy at KU. Please join us at 5:15pm for a light reception before the lecture.

April 13th, 2017
Jonathon B. Chase Community Center
Vermont Law School

This lecture is free and open to the public.

About the Lecture Series

Norman Williams came to Vermont Law School in 1975, after a long and distinguished career in public service and teaching, particularly in the area of land use planning. Professor Williams played a key role in founding Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center. The Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law series is a gift of Frances Yates, trustee of Vermont Law School, in memory of both Norman Williams and Anya '94 and Charles Yates '93. The lecture is hosted by Vermont Law School's Land Use Institute.