Gordon Mathis Riley Memorial Lecture with Bruce Babbit
Speaker: Bruce Babbitt, Former Governor of Arizona and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Gordon Mathis Riley Memorial Lecture Series in Environmental Law
The series enables UC Hastings to bring legal luminaries to campus to present lectures on current topics in environmental law. Former Governor of Arizona and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt delivers the inaugural Gordon Mathis Riley Memorial Lecture. His lecture is entitled, "The Environmental Movement – Can It Be Restored?"
As Secretary from 1993-2001, Babbitt created the National Landscape Conservation System, a collection of fifteen U.S. National Monuments and fourteen National Conservation Areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management to keep them "healthy, open, and wild." He is currently chief counsel of the environmental litigation department of Latham & Watkins.