Symposium date: April 12, 2013
Symposium Location: Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Symposium Partners and Advisory Board: Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute, Tony MacDonald; Seton Hall University School of Law, Marc Poirier; Environmental Law Institute, Jordan Diamond; and New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, Peter Rowe.
Deadline for paper abstract submissions: January 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance of paper proposals: February 15, 2013
Publication of Papers: Papers accepted for presentation will be published in a special issue of the online Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, published by the National Sea Grant Law Center. This is an open-access online journal that “provides a forum for the timely discussion and exploration of legal topics of relevance to the Sea Grant network of extension agents, researchers, coastal managers and users, and local decision-makers.”
Overview: The purpose of the symposium is to provide state and local decision-makers with legal and policy analyses that will support the implementation of regional ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic, from New York to Virginia. The symposium will build on ongoing efforts in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region to identify innovative and practical legal and policy solutions to critical challenges. Key issues of interest include multi-use ocean management, offshore alternative energy, habitats, fisheries, and living marine resources.
Papers: We invite legal practitioners, academics, and students, as well as others with expertise and interest in ocean and environmental law and policy, to submit proposals for papers that will address an aspect of regional ocean governance. Papers designed to inform and facilitate regional ocean governance in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region will be strongly preferred. (See also the ocean management priorities of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean.)
Final Papers Format: Final papers will be single spaced, 25-30 pages in length. Final papers will be peer reviewed for publication through the National Sea Grant Law Center, pursuant to their guidelines.
Travel Support: A small honorarium and limited support for travel may be available to paper presenters on request.
Program Support: The Symposium is funded through the generous support of the National Sea Grant Law Center.
Program Website: njseagrant.org/extension/coastal-concerns/regional-ocean-governance-symposium. Registration information will be available later in the Fall.