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Job Search Strategies for Environmental and Energy Law

Tuesday, October 28, 12pm
Room 401

Join Melanija Radnovic, Erika Lennon, and Profs Hunter, Leiter, and Snape will provide (lunch and) a briefing on 2L/3L job search strategies for students interested in environmental or energy law. We will cover how to find alumni, how to use various job-search directories, how to target government, NGO, and international jobs, resume building, and the value of clerkships, and answer any additional questions that students raise.


Yasuni: A Struggle for Conservation and Democracy

Thursday, October 30, 4:30-5:30pm
Room 101

The Yasuni National Park, located in the Ecuadorian Amazon, is known to be the "lungs of the world" and one of the most biodiverse places on earth. It is also home to Ecuador's last indigneous peoples living in voluntary isolation. Yasunidos is a non-partisan, civil society movement that organized itself to promote a referendum that would avoid oil exploitationin the Yasuni. Despite getting enough signatures for the referendum, the Ecuadorian election authorities invalidated many of them and refused to put the referendum on the ballot. Come to hear from members of the Yasunidos about their struggle for conservation and democracy in Ecuador and a recount of their advocacy efforts, which led them to be nominated for the Human Rights Tulip Award 2014.

Join Pablo Piedra Vivar (WCL ILSP '13), lawyer of the Yasunidos movement, and other members of Yasunidos.

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This event is hosted by the LL.M Board.



Alumni Networking Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 4, 6-8pm
Mission DC, 1606 20th Street NW (North Dupont Circle Metro Exit)

Save the date for our annual alumni and student networking happy hour! Join WCL alumni, faculty, and current students practicing or interested in environment and energy law (and related fields) for a chance to meet, reconnect and have fun!


SDLP Annual Symposium: A Quest for Clean Energy

Thursday, November 6, 10am-4pm
Room 603

SDLP's Annual Symposium for 2014 will focus on energy law. The Symposium will begin with panel 1, "EPA Proposed Rule on Emissions Guidelines: A 360 Degree Reaction," focused on the EPA's proposed rules for carbon emissions. It will focus primarily on the June 2014 Clean Power Plan. This will be followed by a keynote speech by EPA Associate Assistant Administrator and Senior Counsel Joseph Goffman. The second panel, "Challenges Encountered Domestically & Internationally in Pursuit of Sustainable Energy Solutions," will focus on project development and energy access. Panels will include speakers from law firms, DC Government, federal government agencies, business, and non-governmental organizations. The symposium will conclude with a reception.

CLE Credit is available.

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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!

Climate Justice for Future Generations: A Discussion with Tony Oposa Jr.

Tuesday, October 28, 12-2pm
GWU Law School

Join CIEL for the continuation of its 25th anniversary celebration speaker series for a conversation with Tony Oposa! As a result of the over-consumption of the Earth's life-sources, future generations will suffer irreparable damage from the climate crisis. Seeing opportunity in crisis, Mr. Oposa explores new ways of thinking for a 180-degree shift of the economic mindset from reckless consumption to mindful restoration. He will also discuss a plan to petition the International Court of Justice to protect the rights of future generations.

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Cocktails and Conversation with AIDA!

Wednesday, October 29, 6-7:30pm
Crios Modern Mexican, 2120 P Street NW (Dupont Circle Metro)

AIDA (the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense) is a dynamic organization that collaborates with partners and communities throughout the Americas to solve environmental and human rights problems. Join Astrid Puentes, Co-Director and Managing Attorney, and Maria Jose Veramendi, Senior Attorney, Human Rights, for a casual evening of food and drink to learn more about AIDA!


Past Events

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