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Tulane University Law School to receive ABA Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award

Tulane University Law School to receive ABA Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 — The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources will honor the 18th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy of Tulane University Law School’s Environmental & Energy Law Society with its 2014 Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award.

The award, which recognizes the best student-organized educational program or public service project of the year focusing on issues in the field of environmental, energy or natural resources law, will be presented Aug. 10 at the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston.

Tulane Law School’s Summit on Environmental Law and Policy is a nationwide, entirely student-run and not-for-profit conference that draws private and public interest lawyers, scientists, community activists, and public citizens to discuss the day's most pressing environmental issues.

The 18th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy held March 22-23, 2013 in New Orleans brought together many of the world's foremost environmental and energy-industry thinkers for a conference on cutting-edge environmental issues. Through the efforts of dozens of Tulane Law student volunteers, the summit hosted an estimated 1,000 attendees and ran 23 panels on a $40,500 budget.

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is the premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy and resource lawyers. Representing more than 9,000 members with a wide range of professional interests, the section keeps its members abreast of development trends, current court decisions, legislative initiatives and statutes concerning environmental, natural resources and energy law.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. To review our privacy statement, click here. Follow the latest ABA news at www.abanow.org and on Twitter @ABANews.

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