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Summer School: An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy


June 5, 2012


Washington, DC

Each summer the ELI Summer School convenes a complimentary seminar series that serves as an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. The weekly brown-bag lunch seminars are taught by experts in their fields, and introduce 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.

Who should attend: This series is designed for summer associates, law clerks and interns. The series is also appropriate for attorneys or working professionals seeking an introduction to environmental law and policy.

An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy: Seminar 3-5 p.m., Networking reception 5-6 p.m.

Our Summer School series began with an afternoon session to expose our visitors to the many possible career options in the realm of environmental law and policy. Speakers were drawn from diverse practices and backgrounds: business sustainability, law firm litigation, federal government, and public interest law.

Chandra Middleton, Director of Associates, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
Monty Cooper, Associate, Sedgwick
Stephanie Maddin, Associate Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice
Daniel Schramm, Attorney-Adviser, EPA
Joel F. Visser, Associate, Sidley Austin

Additional Materials:
mp3 recording


The ELI Summer School series is made possible by the generous support of our members.