Each summer, ELI convenes a complimentary seminar series that offers an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States.
ELI's Summer School is a series of brown-bag lunch seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA, and CERCLA) and land use law. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.
This year the faculty will explore how environmental statutes apply (or fail to apply) in a recent case example: the chemical spill in West Virginia's Elk River.
Who will benefit: All are welcome. Students and emerging professionals will have unique opportunities to learn, hear updates, ask questions, and network. The series is intended for:
- law students and graduate students, and
- working professionals new to or looking for a refresher course in environmental law (such as interns, summer clerks, and associates, or second-career professionals).
Clean Air & Climate Change
The Clean Air Act has a major impact on both human health and the economy. The Act and its implementing regulations are at the center of many of the most pressing controversies in environmental law. The Clean Air course makes this complex area accessible by providing real world examples of air quality planning, including:
- permitting programs,
- standards for mobile sources, and
- special programs developed to improve air quality such as the acid rain program.
The seminar addressed the developments leading to the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970 and its 1990 amendments, and the key federal actions being taken under the Clean Air Act to address climate change.
**See the entire Summer School 2014 schedule HERE.**