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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 11, 2015

Annual writing competition focuses on environmental issues

NASHVILLE, Aug. 11, 2015 — Patty Whitehead, a recent graduate of the Belmont University College of Law, is the winner of the 2015 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition, which is sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.

The annual 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. Whitehead’s paper “Opportunities for Environmental Justice Review in Title V Permits Under the Tennessee Air Quality Act” addressed disproportionate air quality among minority and low-income communities.

The competition is sponsored by the Environmental Law Section in memory of Jon Hastings, one of the founding members of the section.

Whitehead will collect a cash award and her article will be published in an upcoming edition of the TBA Environmental Law Section newsletter.