Environmental & Energy

“Laying the Foundation for a Sustainable Energy Future: Legal and Policy Challenges” was the subject of the 2013 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Conference. The first of an anticipated series of meetings exploring the evolution of U.S. energy networks, the conference brought together leaders...
With the revolution in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, growing concerns about energy security, and the rapid evolution in electricity generation, energy issues are now at the forefront of the national agenda. GW Law is taking a leadership role in teaching and research in this...
The Law School has for the past two years partnered with the World Bank on the development of its Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development. Associate Dean Lee Paddock serves as co-lead of the forum’s Thematic Working Group on Environment and Natural Resources. He also helped establish and...
The Law School recently added three courses to its environmental and energy law curriculum.  International Environmental Governance, taught by Scott Fulton, former general counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency, focuses on the implementation of environmental policies in other...
The Law School is now a member of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. Membership in ACORE will help GW further expand the reach of its rapidly growing...
Donna Attanasio joined the Law School July 1 as senior adviser for energy law programs, a new position made possible by a $450,000 grant from the Constellation Energy Foundation. A 20-year veteran of the energy law field, she served as president of the Energy Bar Association and as a...
Professor Dinah L. Shelton received the 2012 Burhenne Award for her “extraordinary contributions to environmental law, and in particular, for her work on the International Covenant on Environment and Development; on the link of human rights and the environment; and on indigenous peoples’ rights.”...
GW’s Environmental and Energy Law program’s thriving Environmental and Energy Policy Practicum is now in its second year. Students in the practicum gain hands-on experience by conducting in-depth, semester-long research projects on behalf of client organizations. In the practicum’s first year, GW...
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