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An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy (ELI Summer School, 2020)


June 2, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Webinar only


This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

  • Please register by May 29. 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).

NOTE: All registrants for ELI events need to have a free ELI "account." When you click on the above Register Here link, you will be asked to log in.

  • ELI members and previous registrants have accounts. If you don't remember your password, please click on the "Request new password" tab.
  • Non-members who have previously not set up an ELI account may click on the "Create new account" tab, complete the process, and then return to this page to register. While creating this account does not confer membership, it will allow you to register for this and future events at any appropriate non-member rate that may be required.

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).

An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy

Our Summer School Series begins with a session to introduce participants to the many exciting career options in various sectors of environmental law and policy. This session offers the opportunity for budding environmental professionals to ask questions and interact with leading experts in the environmental law and policy fie

  • private practice,
  • policy,
  • corporate,
  • government,
  • non-profit,
  • and international environmental law.

Linda Abbott
, Director, Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Lisa N. Garrett, Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Marc Goncher, Counsel, Environmental, Safety and Sustainability, The Coca-Cola Company
Alejandra Goyenechea, Senior International Counsel, Defenders of Wildlife
Hana V. Vizcarra, Staff Attorney, Environmental & Energy Law Program, Harvard Law School
Alexandra Wyatt, Policy and Regulatory Manager, GRID Alternatives

Recordings of Summer School sessions are usually posted w/in 48 hours.

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