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; energy 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).
Hazardous Waste and Sites (ELI Summer School, 2022)
Environmental law has brought about a sea change in how we manage waste. This session on hazardous waste and sites examines the events that led to the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Panelists will explore the legal foundations to CERCLA and also those of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Faculty will teach on both the dense regulatory efforts and the simple liability efforts used to bring about this change with emphasis on:
- the definition of waste and the rules for recycling,
- the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),
- and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Amy Mall, Senior Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council, Moderator
Tammy L. Helminski, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Charlotte Mooney, Chief, Cleanup Programs Branch, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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.
**See the entire Summer School 2022 schedule HERE.**