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Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review

ELPAR Article Selections for 2016-17

Eloise Pasachoff*
The President's Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control
125 Yale Law Journal 2182 (2016)

Federico Cheever and Jessica Owley (presented at the Nashville Symposium on Mar. 13)
Enhancing Conservation Options: An Argument for Statutory Recognition of Options to Purchase Conservation Easements (OPCES)
40 Harvard Environmental Law Review 1 (2016)

James W. Coleman*
How Cheap is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies' Comments on Regulations with their Securities Disclosures
40 Harvard Environmental Law Review 47 (2016)

Peter J. Byrne and Kathryn Zyla*
Climate Exactions
75 Maryland Law Review 758 (2016)

* Articles which were presented at the Washington, D.C. Capital Hill Symposium on March 31, 2017 .


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.


2017-18 ELPAR

2017-18 ELPAR Members

Top row: Stephanie Biggs, Lauren Stern, Baker Gerwig, Shannon Vreeland, Peter Bauleke, Wes Gangi, Claudia Stantzyk-Guzek, Vivek Biswas, Jenny Saufley, Matt Brandys
Middle row: Charu Ganesh, Claire Johnson, Kathleen Grossman, Turner Henderson
Bottom row: Michael Vandenbergh, Kelsey Monk, Susan Brancaccio, Maura Allen, Emma Spath, Jade Magalhaes, Linda Breggin