Environmental Law Section

The section informs its members of local, state and national environmental laws and regulations. The section coordinates annual substantive continuing legal education programs on environmental law and produces a quarterly newsletter.

William Snodgrass Tn Tower
Nashville, TN 37221
Immediate Past Chair
Paine, Tarwater and Bickers LLP
900 S. Gay St. Ste 2200
Knoxville, TN 37902
Dickinson Wright, PLLC
424 Church Street, Suite 1401
Nashville, TN 37219

8th Annual Environmental Writing Competition Underway

The TBA Environmental Law Section has announced the eighth annual Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award writing competition for law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school in 2014 or 2015. The competition is held in memory of one of the section's most outstanding founding members and has a cash prize pool of $1,200. It is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law. Entries are due May 1, 2015. The competition rules and announcement are available here in downloadable format.

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Environmental Conference Comes to UT Law

The Environmental Law Organization (ELO) is hosting the fifth annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law Oct. 7-19. The conference brings together attorneys, activists, policymakers, funders, philanthropists, students and scientists from across the region to address issues such as fracking, immigration, nuclear weapons, mountain top removal and enforcement of the Clean Water Act. USDA Deputy Under Secretary of Rural Development Patrice Kunesh and University of Oregon School of Law Professor John Bonine will be the keynote speakers. For more information contact ELO President Will Mazzota, (865) 414-4734.

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