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Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review

ELPAR Article Selections for 2015-16

Eric Biber & J.B. Ruhl
The Permit Power Revisited: The Theory and Practice of Regulatory Permits in the Administrative State
64 Duke Law Journal 133

Michael A. Livermore & Richard L. Revesz
Rethinking Health-Based Environmental Standards
89 New York University Law Review 1184

Shelley Welton
Non-Transmission Alternatives
39 Harvard Environmental Law Review 457

Honorable Mentions:

Alejandro E. Camacho
Going the Way of the Dodo: De-Extinction, Dualisms, and Reframing Conservation
92 Washington University Law Review 849

Matthew Wansley
Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device
87 Temple Law Review 447


2016 ELPAR Capitol Hill ConferenceELPAR hosted their annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2016, featuring a discussion with some of the above authors about their articles.


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.



2016-17 ELPAR

2016-17 ELPAR

Bottom row (left to right): Professor Linda Breggin, Lauren Holtz, Ali Morris, Charumati Ganesh, Kathleen Grossman, Claire Johnson, Meg Fowler
Middle row: Marian Mikhail, Erik Peterson, Stephanie Biggs, Daniel Gross, Kline Moore, Kelsey Monk, Wesley Gangi, Zak Varshovi, Professor Michael Vandenbergh
Top row: Daniel Metzger, Eric Lyons, Robert Abrams, Austin Holland, Peter Bauleke, Richard Henderson