University of Tennessee College of Law Student Wins 2019 Hastings Writing Competition - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Jul 11, 2018
The TBA Environmental Law Section has announced Virginia Whitener, a student at the University of Tennessee School of Law, as the winner of the 2019 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition. This writing competition is sponsored by the Environmental Law Section in memory of Jon E. Hastings, one of the section's founding members. Whitener’s paper, "Protecting the Jefferson National Forest Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline," addresses a controversial interstate natural gas pipeline that would cross 83 acres of the Jefferson National Forest.
The annual Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law and is open to law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school. You can read the essay here.