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An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy (ELI Summer School, 2018)


June 5, 2018


Washington, DC (and via webinar)

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.

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 a 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:

  • public health and policy,
  • environmental justice,
  • business sustainability,
  • federal government,
  • legal sector.

Colby Bishop
, Director, Impact Initiatives, National Geographic
Margot Conover
, External Relations Manager, Fairtrade America
Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, Policy Analyst, Environmental Health, Center for Public Health Policy
Stacey Simone Garfinkle, Attorney, Office of Inspector General, EPA
Dimitrios Karakitsos, Partner, Holland & Knight
Nicole Williams Sitaraman, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Sunrun

**See the entire Summer School 2018 schedule HERE.**