Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) strives to make UCI School of Law a nationally recognized site for scholarship, education, community outreach, and public engagement on environmental, natural resources, and land use law. CLEANR adopts a broad understanding of law to include judicial decision-making, legislation, regulation (including administrative guidance and policy), and alternative forms of dispute resolution. The center also adopts a broad understanding of environmental problems to include issues pertaining to environmental health, pollution control, land use, natural resources, public lands, and energy. CLEANR has hosted or co-hosted eight interdisciplinary conferences on a range of environmental topics, including offshore drilling, environmental health and law, water conservation in Mexico, the Arctic, California coastal conservation, climate justice, ice melt, and pesticides. Center programming includes an annual environmental law lecture series, an environmental literature and film series, and an international interdisciplinary summer institute for future sustainability leaders. Future programming also will include convening of focused environmental dispute resolution processes, interdisciplinary research funding, and policy papers.