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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)

Frederico Cheever and Jessica Owley
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
Climate Exactions
75 Maryland Law Review 758 (2016)


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