Basics of Land Use and Energy Law (ELI Summer School, 2023)

June 22, 2023 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Washington, DC

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 seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to important areas of environmental law, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), climate change law, energy law, land use law, and environmental justice. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

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:

  • undergraduates,
  • 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).

Basics of Land Use and Energy Law

Land and energy use touches numerous aspects of daily life. Embodying a range of laws and regulations across federal, state, and local levels, land use and energy law impacts development, conservation, climate, environmental justice, and more. Expert faculty will explore the history of land and energy use, along with recent trends in approaches to planning energy developments. This session focuses on the primary elements of land use and energy law, including:

  • foundations of land use and energy law,
  • legal frameworks,
  • conservation,
  • and renewable energy.

Susan Lafferty
, Partner, Holland & Knight, Moderator
Josh Axelrod, Senior Advocate, Nature Program, NRDC
Mason Emnett, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Constellation Energy Generation, LLC
Gussie Lord, Managing Attorney, Tribal Partnerships Program, Earthjustice

A recording of this session will be posted to this page, usually within three business days of the live event.