An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy (ELI Summer School, 2022)

June 2, 2022 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Hybrid (in-person 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 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:

  • 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 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.

Madison Calhoun, Senior Manager, Educational Programs, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Donna Attanasio, Director, Energy Law Program, The George Washington University Law School
Marisa Blackshire, Senior Director of Environmental Compliance and EH&S, Bloom Energy
Alyse Constantinide, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond
Caleb Pearson, Senior Counsel, BASF
Addie Rolnick, Litigation Fellow, NRDC
Claudia Pineda Tibbs, Sustainability Program Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Elissa Torres-Soto, Staff Attorney, Environmental Law Institute

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.**