Back in the summer of 2008, Green Building Law Update was nothing more than a pipe dream.  During that summer, Brian Maxted, a William and Mary Law student and summer intern at my firm, was relegated to hearing about my crazy green building law ideas. 

Brian just happened to be on the William and Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review Executive Board.  The Board was looking for a topic for their annual symposium.  And so we hatched the idea for "It’s Not Easy Being Green: W&M Environmental Law & Policy Review Symposium."  The William and Mary students have since run with the idea – special thanks to Kim Piro and Sarah Simmons for their hard work. 

Here are details about the event: 

"It’s Not Easy Being Green: W&M Environmental Law & Policy Review Symposium

Starts: January 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Ends: January 31, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Location: William and Mary Law School, Room 120
Contact: Kim Piro,

The Symposium will explore legal and political issues related to green building standards and sustainable development legislation.  See here for a list of speakers and more details.

On Friday, I will be speaking about "Green Building Regulatory Trends in Virginia."  On Saturday, I will be taking part in a green building regulation panel.  For you lawyers out there, the symposium may provide CLE credits.  If that is not enough, if you are around Friday after the symposium, I will buy you a beer at the Green Leafe!  Hope to see you there.