Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review
held its Seventh Annual Conference on Capitol Hill
April 4, 2014

We discussed the following articles:

Commenters will include:

Andrea Field, Managing Partner, Hunton & Williams

Avi Garbow, General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Halpern, Program Manager, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Michael Walls, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council

Don Elliot, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling; Adjunct Professor, Yale Law School

Full conference agenda and details

In addition to the articles that were selected to be discussed at the 2014 conference, the following articles received an honorable mention and will be featured in the upcoming issue of ELPAR:

  • John Bronsteen et al., "Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis," 62 Duke Law Journal 1603
  • Alexandria B. Klass & Elizabeth J. Wilson, "Interstate Transmission Challenges for Renewable Energy: A Federalism Mismatch," 65 Vanderbilt Law Review 1801

2012 ELPAR conference photo WEB

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) is a joint publication between Vanderbilt University Law School (VULS) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington, D.C. Each year, Vanderbilt Law students work with an expert advisory board and senior staff from ELI to identify the year's best legal and policy solutions to pressing environmental problems. The result is a one issue, student-edited volume that includes condensed versions of the selected articles, along with commentaries from leading experts from the academy, law firms, business, government and non-governmental organizations. The comments represent a broad range of perspectives.

The authors of the articles and comments present their work at an annual conference in Washington, D.C., that is co-sponsored by ELI and VULS. The attendees have an opportunity for dialogue with the panelists and with other audience members. Our audience includes representatives from businesses, state and federal government, think tanks, and non-profit organizations.



2014-15 ELPAR Masthead

2014-15 ELPAR



"ELPAR is a really groundbreaking approach to bringing the country's top legal scholarship to policymakers and practitioners. Working with Professor Breggin and her team at ELI gives you access to some of the most well-respected environmental attorneys in the country, not just through the editorial work you do with authors and commenters but also during ELPAR's annual symposium on the Hill. Perhaps most gratifying is the source of pride for students when we see some of the policy recommendations we helped identify being put into practice."

Patrick Lynch, Class of 2010
International Director
Futaleufú Riverkeeper, Chile