Monthly Archives: May 2014

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2014 Barron Fellows Announced

Natasha Burnett is a 1L interested in human rights and the environment. After obtaining her BA from Johns Hopkins in International Studies, she completed her MA in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po in Paris. During her Masters program, she also interned with the UN Environmental Program New York Office. Natasha will be working for EarthRights International, […]

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The Clinic and Policy Initiative Release New Report on Responding to Landowner Complaints from Oil and Gas Activity

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and the Environmental Policy Initiative released a new report today, Responding to Landowner Complaints of Water Contamination from Oil and Gas Activity: Best Practices.  The report provides recommendations for state lawmakers and agencies to consider implementing to develop robust, comprehensive policies for responding to landowner complaints.  If adopted, these […]

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ELP Summer Fellowships

The HLS Environmental Law Program will be providing a limited number of supplemental summer fellowship funding for law students employed this summer in environmental/energy non-profit work. This can be for an NGO or for government, so long as the student already has a job lined up. This fellowship will be, as in past years, in addition to whatever […]

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Harvard Gazette Article Profiles ELP’s Work on Climate Change

On April 25, Harvard Gazette ran a piece interviewing ELP Founder and Director, Prof. Jody Freeman, about the ways in which ELP scholars and students are engaged in confronting climate change. The interview described the diversity of opportunities available at HLS to study and work on climate change, noting the variety of classes available (like […]

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Prof. Lazarus Helps Fix Mistake in Supreme Court Opinion

Professor Lazarus Helps Fix Error in Supreme Court Opinion On Tuesday April 29, the Supreme Court issued a divided opinion in Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P. Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas dissented, and the dissent contained a noticeable error. The dissent explained, “This is not the first time EPA has sought to convert […]

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