November 18, 2019 - November 20, 2019

ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


November 19, 2019

Presented by the Georgetown Environmental Law Review (GELR), co-sponsored by ELI and the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program.

The Georgetown Environmental Law Review invited participants to their biannual symposium on November 19, 2019. This symposium explored and built upon Professor Brown Weiss’s academic and professional work in international environmental law with panels on intergenerational equity, accountability and compliance, and international legal structures.

Go HERE for a full agenda.

Introductory Remarks
Sam Ruddy, GELR Editor-In-Chief
Sara Colangelo, Director, Georgetown ELPP
Elizabeth Mrema, Officer in Charge, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat (via video) (TBC)
Tony Oposa, Law of Nature Foundation (via video)

Panel 1: Accountability in International Institutions
Chair: Peter Lallas, Global Environment Facility
David Hunter, American University, Washington College of Law "Expanding the Theory and Practice of Accountability Under International Law"

Panel 2: Applying & Extending Intergenerational Equity
Chair: Carroll Muffett, Center for International Environmental Law
Steph Tai, University of Wisconsin Law. "In Fairness to Future Generations of Eaters"
Kirk Talbott, Environmental Law Institute. "EBW as Pathfinder: Strengthening Property Rights and Community Based Resource Management for Indigenous Peoples Worldwide”
Lydia Slobodian, IUCN Environmental Law Center. "Defending the Future: Intergenerational Equity as a Legally Enforceable Right”

Panel 3: Reconceptualizing International Environmental Law
Chair: Lucinda Low, Steptoe and Johnson (TBC)
Dan Magraw, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS. "Fifty Shades of Green"
Jutta Brunnée, University of Toronto Law. "Structural Challenges: International Environmental Law and Climate Change"
Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute. "Greenish, but with More Dimensions: New Horizons in International Environmental Law”

Reflections on Sustainable Development in a Kaleidoscopic World: Edith Brown Weiss, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Closing Remarks: Carl Bruch, ELI

A video of the event can be found HERE.