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Events at American University Washington College of Law

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Environmental Law Society: General Interest Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 12:30-1:30pm
Room 603

Please join us for our Fall General Interest Meeting! We will be discussing the exciting events we have planned for this semester, as well as opportunities to get more involved with both ELS and WCL's Environmental Law Program. Chipotle will be served!

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Brown Bag Lunch & Information Session

Tuesday, September 9 at 12:10pm
Room 601

The WCL Office of Career and Professional Development invites you to join them for this brown-bag information session with FERC attorneys Michael Haddad and Christopher Daignault. FERC is an independent regulatory agency that regulates and oversees various aspects of the energy markets within the United States. They will be discussing the Summer 2015 Student Trainee positions, which will open for applications on USAJobs in early October for eligible 2L Day/3L Evening students. You can register to attend on Careerlink! For more information, view the flyer!

Please Note: This brown-bag is geared toward 2L students!

DC Area Events

DC Green Scene

DC Green Scene is a new website that compiles energy and environment events in Washington, DC. They list policy seminars, conferences, congressional hearings, and media events happening here. Check out the DC Green Scene website!

CIEL 20th Anniversary Speaker Series: Defending the Planet in the 21st Century Brownbag with David Hunter
Effective Remedy: 20 Years of Independent Accountability Mechanisms

Thursday, September 4, 12-1:30pm
CIEL, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1100

Professor David Hunter, Director of the International Legal Studies Program at American University's Washington College of Law and former Executive Director of CIEL, will reflect on twenty years of independent accountability mechanisms and the challenges and opportunities these mechanisms face in providing effective remedies for communities facing human rights and environmental threats in the context of international development projects.

David Hunter is Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law. Hunter was the former Executive Director of CIEL. He was also formerly an environmental consultant to the Czech and Slovak environmental ministries, an environmental associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and executive director of WaterWatch of Oregon, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving western water laws. Hunter currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Bank Information Center, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide-US, EarthRights International, and the Project on Government Oversight (chair), and is a Board Member and Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. He is also a member of the Organization of American States’ Expert Group on Environmental Law, the Steering Committee of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, and the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman’s Strategic Advisors Group.

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Legends of Environmental Law: A Conversation with Dinah Bear

Tuesday, September 16, 12-1:30pm
D.C. Bar Conference Center (1101 K Street NW ... near Metro Center stop)

The D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section is proud to continue its Legends of Environmental Law series with Dinah Bear, who served for 25 years as general counsel to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the environmental agency in the Executive Office of the President. Responsibilities of CEQ include advising the President on environmental matters and overseeing federal agencies' implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act. Ms. Bear had responsibility for interpreting and overseeing the regulations governing environmental impact assessment in the United States. She participated in two multilateral negotiations regarding transboundary environmental impact assessment and chaired bilateral exchanges with the USSR and Japan. This brown bag program is sponsored by the Air and Water Quality Committee of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, in cosponsorship with the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, Courts, Lawyers, and the Administration of Justice Section, and Law Practice Management Section. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

You can also register to attend by webinar/webcast.

For more information and to Register, click HERE!

Past Events

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