ELI Summer School Series 2014: An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy

June 5, 2014 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Washington, DC (and via teleconference)

The 2014 Summer School Series is co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section.

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:

  • 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).

An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy

Our Summer School Series began with an afternoon session to introduce attendees to the many career options in the realm of environmental law and policy. Speakers were drawn from diverse practices and backgrounds:

  • business sustainability,
  • law firm litigation,
  • federal government,
  • public interest, and
  • international policy.

The seminar (3-5 PM) was followed by a reception (5-6 PM).

Margaret E. Peloso, Associate, Vinson & Elkins (moderator)
Megan Ceronsky, Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund
Amy McDonnell, General Counsel, District Department of the Environment, District of Columbia
Brandon L. Harrell, Associate, Beveridge & Diamond, LLP
Patrick Hedren, Counsel, Regulatory Policy, Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric Company
David Roche, Public Interest Law Fellow, Environmental Law Institute

Review the Summer School recent case example: the chemical spill in West Virginia's Elk River.

**See the entire Summer School 2014 schedule HERE.**