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:
- 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).
Climate Change & Environmental Law
As the need to address climate change continues to grow, environmental law and policy is evolving at a rapid pace. This session of Summer School will discuss regulations of climate change under environmental law and the legal tools available to slow climate change. It will address topics such as:
- international framework,
- history of climate regulation in the US,
- recent federal developments,
- state efforts,
- and economic tools to address climate change.
Lisa Anne Hamilton, Climate Finance Policy Director, Chisholm Legacy Project, Moderator
Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Carrie Jenks, Executive Director, Environmental & Energy Law Program, Harvard Law School
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
Materials will be posted as they are received.
A recording of this session will be posted to this page, usually within three business days of the live event.