Environmental Law Clinic

Law School Students Deliver Environmental Legal Aid

Law School Students Deliver Environmental Legal Aid
Carla Reiter
UChicago News
October 21, 2016

When a rowing team for breast cancer survivors had concerns about pollution along a stretch of the Chicago River where they train, they turned to students at the University of Chicago Law School.

When a rowing team for breast cancer survivors had concerns about pollution along a stretch of the Chicago River where they train, they turned to students at the University of Chicago Law School.  

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Templeton: The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?

The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?
Mark N. Templeton
Forbes
September 30, 2016

The legal battle over the Obama administration’s cornerstone action to confront climate change, the Clean Power Plan, marked another milestone on Tuesday when opponents and supporters alike got their day in court in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Tetyana Rabczak, LLM'16: From Law Student To Commissioner’s Right Hand

Tetyana Rabczak: From Law Student To Commissioner’s Right Hand
EPIC News
September 28, 2016

This month, recent University of Chicago Law School graduate Tetyana Rabczak (LL.M, ’16) started her new job at the Illinois Commerce Commission. And, she credits the University of Chicago in a big way for helping her land it.

This month, recent University of Chicago Law School graduate Tetyana Rabczak (LL.M, ’16) started her new job at the Illinois Commerce Commission. And, she credits the University of Chicago in a big way for helping her land it.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

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.

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