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BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WRITING COMPETITION

Past Winning Essays 

 

2014

Winner:

Paul Stewart, Wayne State University Law School
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Honorable Mentions:

Jess Kyle, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
 

Carys Arvidson, Tulane University Law School

 

2013

The Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Climate Science
James E. Flynn III
, Georgia State University College of Law
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2012

When the Standing Doctrine Closes a Door, May Intervention Open a Window? How Article III Standing and Rule 24(a) Intervention Could Shape Climate Change Solutions
Melissa Waver, Suffolk University Law School
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2011

The Attack on Frack: New York's Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing and Where It Stands in the Threat of Takings
Holli Brown, Vermont Law School
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2010 

The Political Question Doctrine's Role in Climate Change Nuisance Litigation: Are Power Utilities the First of Many Casualties?
Nathan Howe, Washington and Lee University School of Law
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2009

Run Aground Again: The Exxon Valdez's Collision with the Supreme Court's Punitive Damages Jurisprudence
Shawn LaTourette, Rutgers University School of Law-Camden
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2008 

Where Federalism and Globalization Intersect: The Western Climate Initiative as a Model for Cross-Border Collaboration among States and Provinces 
Jeremy Lawrence, University of Southern California School of Law
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2007 

Foreign Affairs Preemption: The Legality of California's Link with the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
Hannah Chang, Yale Law School
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Finalist — Garamendi's Unspoken Assumptions: Assessing Executive Foreign Affairs Preemption Challenges to State Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Kimberly Breedon, University of Cincinnati College of Law 

Finalist — National Association of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife and the Meaning of Agency "Discretion"
Linus Chen, Emory University School of Law 

 

2006

Foxes Guarding the Henhouse: How to Protect Environmental Standing from a Conservative Supreme Court
Amy L. Major, University of Maryland School of Law
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Finalist — Recognizing the Limits of Water Rights: Rejecting Takings Claims in Klamath Irrigation District v. United States
Esther L. Westbrook, Lewis & Clark Law School 

Finalist — The Brief and Unexpected Preemption of Hawai'i's Humpback Whale Laws: The Authority of the States to Protect Endangered Marine Mammals under the ESA and the MMPA
Koalani Laura Kaulukukui, University of Hawai'i' William S. Richardson School of Law 

 

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