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Environmental Governance

BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WRITING COMPETITION

Past Winning Essays 

 

2013

The Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Climate Science
James E. Flynn III
, third-year student at 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, third-year student at 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, third-year J.D./M.E.L.P. student at 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, third-year student at 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, recent graduate of 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, third-year student at the 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, 2007 graduate of 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, 2007 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law 

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

 

2006

Foxes Guarding the Henhouse: How to Protect Environmental Standing from a Conservative Supreme Court
Amy L. Major, third-year law student at the 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, 2006 graduate of 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, 2006 graduate of the University of Hawai'i' William S. Richardson School of Law 

 

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