The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce its eighth annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-13.
Co-sponsored by ELI, the Constitutional Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), this annual competition invites law students from across the country to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Our goal is to inform the ongoing debate about the constitutional legitimacy of environmental laws and to recognize students who have advanced the state of scholarship through original analysis of cutting-edge topics. The winner receives a $2000 cash prize, public recognition, an offer of publication in ELI’s flagship journal, the Environmental Law Reporter(ELR), and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
Last year’s competition produced winner Melissa Waver of Suffolk University Law School. Her article, “When the Standing Doctrine Closes a Door, May Intervention Open a Window? How Article III Standing and Rule 24(a) Intervention Could Shape Climate Change Solutions,” will appear in the October 2012 issue of ELR. ELR will also publish “Ag-Gag: The Unconstitutionality of Laws Restricting Undercover Investigations on Farms,” by competition finalist Lewis Bollard, a second-year student at Yale Law School.
A copy of the 2012-13 competition notice is attached. We would greatly appreciate your circulating it to appropriate law faculty and students. Submissions are due on April 12, 2013. For more about the competition and past winners, please visit our website:endangeredlaws.org/writingcomp.htm.
If you have any questions, please contact ELI Research Associate Judy Amsalem at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 939-3837. Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to receiving submissions from your law school!
Jay E. Austin
Environmental Law Institute