June 29, 2021

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).

Basics of Land Use Law

Land use and planning touches numerous aspects of daily life. Embodying a range of laws and regulations across federal, state, and local levels, land use law impacts development, conservation, and more. Expert faculty will explore the history of land use, urban planning, and recent trends in approaches to planning communities and development. This session focuses on the primary elements of land use law, including:

  • foundations of land use law
  • legal frameworks
  • conservation

Panelists:
Caitlin F. McCarthy
, Director, Education, Associates, and Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Heather Dlhopolsky, Partner, Wire Gill LLP
Sarah Everhart, Research Associate and Environmental Specialist, Agriculture Law Education Initiative, University of Maryland School of Law
Emily B. Parish, Vice President of Conservation, The Land Trust For Tennessee

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

**See the entire Summer School 2021 schedule HERE.**