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).
2014 Schedule (click on individual event links for more information and/or to register; past events will be linked to a recording):
- June 5, 2014: An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy
- June 12, 2014: NEPA, ESA & Fundamentals of Environmental Law
- June 19, 2014: Clean Air & Climate Change
- June 26, 2014: Clean Water
- July 10, 2014: Clean Land: Hazardous Waste and Sites
- July 24, 2014: Land Use & the Law
- July 31, 2014: Energy Law
The 2014 Summer School Series is co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section.