Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will present a lecture titled “Conservation without Regulation: Property Right, Markets and Environmental Protection” on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Adler earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Yale University, and his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law. He has taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law since 2001, where his courses primarily focus on environmental law and constitutional law. He also served as the director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation since 2011, and has been on the Center’s staff since 2004. Prior to joining Case Western, Adler clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Adler has authored seven books, and has contributed to numerous academic journals, including the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Supreme Court Economic Review. He also currently serves as a contributing editor to National Review Online and as a contributor to the legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy,” which is on the Washington Post website. Adler is the recipient of several prominent awards, including the Paul M. Bator Award, which is awarded to an academic under age 40 by the Federalist Society of Law and Policy Studies for “excellence in teaching, scholarship and commitment to students.” He was also chosen by the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association in 2007 for their annual “Distinguished Teacher Award.”