Sutton Colloquium 2012: Sustainable Development v. Sustainability


Join the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law, and the International Legal Studies Program for the 45th Annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium on Saturday, November 10, 2012.  This year, the Colloquium will consider sustainable development v. sustainability as the globe approaches the limits of growth in the 21st century.  This event will consider the impact of the UN sustainability conference in Rio de Janeiro twenty years ago.

In today’s world we aspire to foster economic growth and to achieve sustainability.  But are these two goals compatible?  In light of the shortcomings of the Rio + 20 Earth Summit, which one media syndicate labeled “a failure of epic proportions,” this year’s 45th Annual Sutton Colloquium addresses the current relationship between sustainable development and sustainability.  We are joined by local, national and international legal and environmental experts who will share their perspectives on how “best” to preserve our earth for future generations.

Topics will include the role and effectiveness of the rule of law and rule of law initiatives; the contrasting proposed approaches to the global environmental crisis, focusing on the advantages and shortcomings of each paradigm; and the future direction of international environmental law as we approach the limits of growth in the 21st century.  The panelists, who are practitioners and scholars from across the United States, are experts in their fields and have much to share on the topic.

The Sutton Colloquium has been approved for 8 CLE credits, which includes pending ethics credits.  It will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the Sturm College of Law.  To register, please click here.

The Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law was named for a former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court who was a close friend and longtime supporter of the International Legal Studies Program.