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Environmental Justice (ELI Summer School, 2020)


July 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Webinar only


This event is free and open to the public but you must register.  [NOTE: REGISTRATION HAS REACHED CAPACITY! A recording will be posted here w/in 48 hrs of event.]

  • Please register by July 17. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.
  • Please REGISTER HERE. Webinar information will be emailed one business day prior to the event. If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the GoToMeeting platform, please go HERE to view system requirements prior to registering.
  • All times noted are Eastern Time. The event will begin 12 Noon Eastern, 11AM Central, 10AM Mountain, 9AM Pacific.
  • There is no CLE for this course. Please note that a recording of this event will be posted on this page (usually w/in 48 hours).

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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 the major environmental statutes (including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)), 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).

Environmental Justice

ELI’s annual Summer School Series concludes with a special session to introduce participants to the opportunities and obstacles within the realm of environmental justice.

Although no federal environmental justice laws have been enacted, federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have made staunch efforts to work with other federal agencies to integrate environmental justice into policies and practices. This session explores the foundations, current opportunities, and obstacles facing environmental justice. Faculty will explore the following:

  • NGO advocacy efforts including community-led public health initiatives and community-based climate resilience programs,
  • inclusion of communities in the decision-making process,
  • federal, state, tribal, and local government addressing environmental justice,
  • and methods for including multiple stakeholders in environmental justice conversations and processes.


Veronica Eady, Assistant Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
Quentin C. Pair, Adjunct Professor, Howard University School of Law and former Trial Attorney, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Department of Justice (DOJ)
Lovinia Reynolds, Policy Analyst and Environmental Justice Coordinator, Environmental Law Institute
Robin Rotman
, Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Law and Policy, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia and Counsel, Van Ness Feldman LLP
Carlton Waterhouse, Ph.D., Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Speaker materials will be posted as they are received...

**See the entire Summer School 2020 schedule HERE.**