The Legal Institute of the Great Lakes (LIGL) is a multi-disciplinary research center within the University of Toledo College of Law. Founded in 1993, the LIGL supports research, maintains publications, and sponsors conferences on legal, economic and social issues of importance to the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.
Important topics of LIGL research and conferences have included harmful algae blooms, water quality, environmental audits, storage of spent nuclear fuel, market-based incentives to control air pollution, sustainable development, a comparative study of corporate laws of the Great Lakes states, regional trade agreements, competition in the electric utility industry, environmental justice, fisheries management, brownfield development, the public trust doctrine, international sales and distribution of products, protecting technology, contaminated sediments, alternative energy sources, beach access, climate change, wetlands, invasive species, and international and interstate agreements regarding management of Great Lakes water resources.
The LIGL sponsors annual Great Lakes Water Conferences each fall on water issues of importance to the Great Lakes region and the nation. This year's conference was held on November 2, 2012.
The LIGL published the Toledo Journal of Great Lakes’ Law, Science & Policy, a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, from 1998 to 2003. For several years the LIGL published LakeLinks, a regionally distributed newsletter which served as a forum for dialogue on issues of importance to the Great Lakes.
For more information about the LIGL, contact:
Director, Legal Institute of the Great Lakes
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
The University of Toledo College of Law