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Shape of the Coast Set for February


Rhett Register, 919-515-1092,
Lisa Schiavinato, 919-515-1895,

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

The 2014 Shape of the Coast program is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 14 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. This event is part of the University of North Carolina School of Law's Festival of Legal Learning.

The coastal session is co-sponsored by the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center; North Carolina Sea Grant; and the University of North Carolina School of Law.

"The Shape of the Coast program will provide a forum for discussion of marine policy and ocean and coastal legal issues that will be of interest to legal practitioners, policy makers and anyone else who cares about our coast," says Lisa Schiavinato, Sea Grant coastal law, policy and community development specialist and co-director of the Center. "The diverse topics will highlight the emerging coastal issues for North Carolina and lead to an increased understanding of the coast's legal and resource management issues."

The speakers are as follows:

  • Lisa Schiavinato and Joseph Kalo, Center co-directors, will discuss public and private rights in North Carolina's coastal lands and waters;
  • Mike Orbach, Duke University Marine Lab, will provide an overview of the latest science and policy regarding fisheries management in state and federal waters, and discuss the complex web of regulation that occurs at those levels;
  • Bob Emory, of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, will provide an annual update on the commission's work; and
  • Attorneys Todd Roessler of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, and William Raney of Wessell & Raney, will provide state and federal legislative and case law updates.

Attorneys may earn four hours of Continuing Legal Education credit for attendance at the program. Professionals from other fields and members of the public are invited and encouraged to be present.

Additional information will be available at later this winter.


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