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:
- 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 fields. Faculty will dive into their career journeys and share advice with participants. These experts represent a diverse range of backgrounds including: non-profit, government, corporate, think-tank, academia, private practice, and more.
Caitlin F. McCarthy, Director, Education, Associates and Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Dannique Aalbu, Biologist, California Department of Transportation
Lisa Benjamin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
Marisa Blackshire, Senior Director, Environmental Compliance and EHS, Bloom Energy
Loyti Cheng, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Erin Eastwood, Program Director, National Ocean Protection Coalition
Ruth Greenspan Bell, Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Kristin R. Robrock, Ph.D., Managing Engineer, Exponent
**See the entire Summer School 2021 schedule HERE.**