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The Carver Colloquium is an annual event hosted by the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and Jan Laitos, the John A. Carver, Jr. Chair at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Held each fall term, the Colloquium features two leading legal or planning scholars from the land use, environmental and natural resources law fields. The Colloquium presents divergent or alternative viewpoints on cutting-edge issues in these fields in a point-counterpoint format.

4th Annual Carver Colloquium
Fracking Bans & Setbacks: An Unconstitutional Takings?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 165
6:30pm – 8:00pm
A reception will follow.

A Takings is the seizure of private property or a substantial deprivation of the right to its free use that is caused by government action. This year’s event will debate the issue of whether or not proposed fracking bans and setbacks constitute a takings.

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Wayne Forman

Wayne Forman
Shareholder
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Patrick McGinley

Patrick McGinley
Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law
West Virginia University College of Law

Jan Laitos

Moderator: Jan Laitos
John A. Carver, Jr. Chair
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

3rd Annual Carver Colloquium—The Colorado Compact: Effective or Obsolete?

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January 2013: Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Production
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The 2013 Carver Colloquium featured a debate between UCLA Professor Robert Freilich and Dan Domenico, the Colorado Solicitor General. The Colloquium focused on the challenges facing local governments regarding oil and gas drilling and production in their communities, in light of the traditionally dominant regulatory role played by state authorities, such as the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission.

October 2011: The Governance of Renewable Energy Transmission
The 2011 Carver Colloquium featured former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. and Robin Kundis Craig, Associate Dean of the Florida State University College of Law, who presented two models of governance to overcome this challenges of energy transmission.

The Carver Colloquium is presented by:
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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy