American University Washington College of Law announces its 2014 Summer Session on Environmental Law, providing law students, practitioners, and other environmental professionals and scholars with an opportunity for intensive environmental law training over a three-week period. Started in 2005, the Summer Session offers a broad range of seminars taught by leading practitioners from government, business, and non-governmental organizations.
The Environmental Law Summer Session can complement a summer internship in Washington, D.C. Both day and night courses are available. Participants may choose among a variety of seminars.
Seminars in this Summer Session on Environmental Law can be taken for law school credit or for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. A Certificate of Attendance will be presented to those who do not wish to take courses for academic credit. The credits can also be used toward an LL.M. degree from the Washington College of Law.
Information about the 2014 Summer Session is forthcoming and will be posted in Fall 2013.
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The Summer Session on Environmental Law covers a wide-range of environmental law topics. This includes a Climate Change and the Law package consisting of three seminars. Click here for more information about specializing in Climate Change and the Law during the 2013 Environmental Law Summer Session.
The following are seminars scheduled to be held during the 2013 Summer Session. The schedule for 2014 is not yet available, but the below provides a sample of courses that have been offered in the previous year and may be offered again. Schedules are subject to change. Please check back for updates!
- International Business and the Environment, Jackson Morrill & Russ LaMotte;
- International Biodiversity and Wildlife Law, David Downes;
- International Institutions and Environmental Protection, David Hunter;
- Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, Kenneth Markowitz;
- Environmental Law and the U.S. Congress, Laurel Angell;
- Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") Law and Policy, Amanda Leiter
- International Climate Change Negotiations and Law, Steve Porter;
- Trade and Environment in the Americas (see below); and
- Development Finance and the Environment, Charles Di Leva
Special Seminar: Trade and Environment in the Americas
The Environmental Law Summer Session and the Organization of American States (OAS) will be holding a joint seminar on Trade and Environment during the 2013 Summer Session. The seminar, which will be held from June 17-21, consists of a series of modules taught by practitioners from government and non-governmental organizations throughout the Americas. The last day of this seminar will be a trade negotiation simulation exercise. Here is the agenda for the seminar. This seminar will have limited enrollment. For more information or questions about logistics including location, housing, etc., please email Erika Lennon. If you are from an OAS country, you may be eligible for a scholarship to attend this seminar. Information about the seminar is also available on the OAS Department of Sustainable Development website.
This seminar can be taken in conjunction with other Summer Session seminars.
Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development, Professor Jeremy de Beer
Registration for Summer 2013 is now closed!
Scholarships - Summer Session
To apply please send a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to Professor David Hunter, Director, Summer Session on Environmental Law, explaining why you would like to attend the program and in which classes you are most interested. Also, please attach a copy of your curriculum vitae. The deadline for applying for a scholarship is March 15, 2014.
Committee decisions will be made in early April 2014.
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Summer Session on Environmental Law
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CLE varies by course. You can potentially earn up to 12 CLE Credits Per Course (14 if NY).