Environmental Law Clinic

Robert A. Weinstock

Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Fellow

Robert A. Weinstock is a Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Environmental Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where he assists in clinical instruction and management of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic's diverse and cutting-edge advocacy efforts.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Releases Policy Toolkit to Improve Energy Efficiency

Policy Toolkit Seeks to Improve Energy Efficiency
EPIC News
June 23, 2016

Guidebook for regulators provides solutions to unleash energy use data—while protecting privacy and addressing liability and other concerns—to ensure energy-efficiency investments deliver the greatest bang for their buck.

Recent studies have shown that energy-efficiency investments don’t deliver their expected returns largely because these expectations are based on model projections instead of real-life data.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

A Broader Grasp of Environmental Law

Claire Stamler-Goody
Law School Communications
May 17, 2016

A panel on the Flint water crisis brought a recent graduate back to the Law School to discuss his work on the case.

A recent Law School panel on the Flint water crisis was so popular that even with extra chairs, some people still had to sit on the floor. It was a testament, perhaps, to the widespread concern over the public health emergency and failure of governance that has garnered extensive media coverage over the last year.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Insider's Debate: Will the Clean Power Plan Survive?

Date: 
05.05.2016
Location: 
Room IV

More than 170 nations just committed to reduce their emissions in order to confront the climate threat. Now, the big question on the minds of national and global leaders is whether the U.S. will be able to meet its commitment as the nation's key climate strategy—The Clean Power Plan—faces serious legal challenges after the Supreme Court issued a "stay" on the rule earlier this year.

Insider's Debate: Will the Clean Power Plan Survive?

Date: 
05.05.2016
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

EPIC@UCHICAGO.EDU

More than 170 nations just committed to reduce their emissions in order to confront the climate threat. Now, the big question on the minds of national and global leaders is whether the U.S.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Lecturer Joan Neal Work with Rowing Team to Advocate for Better Water Quality

April 26, 2016

This feature article on Healthy Water Solutions features Joan Neal, Class of 1949 Lecturer in Law, who connected her rowing team for breast cancer survivors, called Recovery on Water ("ROW"), with the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic:

Conference Summary: Pathways to a Clean Environment: Law, Enforcement, and the Public in China and the United States

April 4, 2016

On March 4, 2016, the University of Chicago—in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing—convened a day-long conference, “Pathways to a Clean Environment: Law, Enforcement, and the Public in China and the United States” at the University of Chicago's campus in Hyde Park.

Mark Templeton Moderates Panel on Flint

Flint’s Water Crisis Explained & Next Steps
Gosia Labno
EPIC News
March 30, 2016

The attorneys, Evan Feinauer (UChicago Law ’15), Sarah Tallman and Anjali Waikar, discussed their active litigation efforts on behalf of the residents of Flint—40 percent of whom live below the poverty line—as part of a discussion moderated by EPIC expert and Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Director Mark Templeton.

The water coming out of household taps in Flint, Michigan is not safe to drink, said Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) attorneys at a March 29th University of Chicago Law School event, co-sponsored by EPIC. This is still the case after months of being under a state of emergency and years of being exposed to lead from corroded pipes.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Mark Templeton Moderates Panel on the Clean Power Plan: Its Chances for Survival and Potential Impacts

The Clean Power Plan: Its Chances for Survival and Potential Impacts on U.S. Energy Policy
Vicki Ekstrom High
EPIC News
March 29, 2016

The panel event was moderated by the University of Chicago Law School’s Mark Templeton, an EPIC expert and director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. It was sponsored by EPIC, along with the University of Chicago Alumni Law Society, and the Chicago Booth School of Business Energy Network.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued a stay order on the Obama Administration’s flagship plan to confront climate change: The Clean Power Plan. Just days later, a tidal wave of speculation over the future of the plan intensified with the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—one of the key justices who issued the stay.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Convening of UN Habitat III (Prof. Mark Templeton speaking on 1:45PM panel)

Date: 
03.31.2016
Location: 
University of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St)
Contact info (email or phone): 

Uchicago Urban

Learning From the City:  The Midwest Regional Convening of U.N. Habitat III

Learning From the City is one of five regional convenings co-hosted by the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with civic,
governmental, educational, and philanthropic partners in advance of the U.N.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
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