Our upcoming events and upcoming events in the D.C. area are listed below. For information about past events, including webcasts and podcasts, please visit our past events section. View our Recent News page and our Photo Gallery for recaps and photos of recent events.

Events at American University Washington College of Law

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Environmental Law Society Speaker Series: Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

October 13, 12-1pm
Sixth Floor Student Lounges

ELS and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund invite WCL students to join us in a discussion with Dr. Richard Ruggerio, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to address the implications of trafficking and poaching the on the ground efforts to combat these crimes in a range of states, as well as what citizens and young lawyers can do to stop the poaching and the illegal animal trade.

For more information, see the FLYER!

Annual WCL Environment and Energy Law Student, Faculty, and Alumni Networking Session

Tentative date: October 27
Location: Mission Dupont

More details coming soon, so save the date for our annual networking happy hour! Email with questions.

SDLP Annual Symposium: Climate Change

November 11 , 2015, 9am-4:30pm
WCL, Room 603

The Sustainable Development Law & Policy publication's annual symposium will focus on the Road to COP-21 in Paris. The symposium will include a number of panels that focus on topics related to the international climate change negotiations and may include discussions of climate finance and safeguards, President Obama's Clean Power Plan, climate change plans of China, Brazil, and other emerging economies, what a new treaty will look like, and more. Details are still being finalized and will be updated as soon as we know them. Save the date!

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!

Inspection Panel Accountability Dialogue Series: Leveraging Science to Promote Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure

Thursday, May 28, 3-4:30pm
Room J 1-050, 701 18th Street NW

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Summer School Series

June 4-July 30, 2015
ELI, 1730 M St NW, Suite 700

Every year, ELI holds 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 brown-bag lunch seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA, and CERCLA) and land use law. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws. The series is intended for students and young environmental law professionals.

The 2015 Summer School schedule is below (click on individual event links for more information and/or to register; past events will be linked to a recording):

Past Events

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