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How do I nominate someone for this award?

Please visit to submit a nomination. Nominations are due by May 31.

Who is eligible for this award?

Eligible organizations include law student societies, groups, or committees focused on environmental, energy, and natural resources issues at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States.

Individuals who have been Section Council members, officers, or ABA staff within two years of the year of nomination and their immediate families and household members, are not eligible to receive the Award. Self-nominations are not accepted. Individuals must be at least 18 years old at the time of nomination.

What is the award process?

Nominations will be made through an online survey system. You will provide brief information about your nominee. The Section's awards committee will review your nomination and let you know if they need additinal information. Once the nomination period closes, the Awards Committee will review all nominations and make a recommendation to the Section's Council for its final approval. You will be notified either way if your nominee was selected.

When are the awards bestowed?

This award is bestowed in the fall each year.

Past Recipients


2023 Earth Day Conference, University of Connecticut Center for Energy & Environmental Law


Chris Stone Symposium on Environmental Law, presented by The Southern California Law Review


Environmental & Climate Justice: Anti-racist movements and principles for practice, University of Maine School of Law Energy and Environmental Law Society


26th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, "The Rights of Nature: Defending our Biosphere," University of Florida Levin College of Law


Blank Rome LLP Symposium, Villanova Environmental Law Journal


Environmental Law Clinic, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law


2017 Environmental Criminal Enforcement Conference, The University of Michigan


“And Justice for All: Current Developments in Environmental Justice,” William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review


Artic Encounter Symposium Committee of the University of Washington School of Law


18th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit, Tulane University


ELP Environmental Law Symposium 2012, University of North Carolina School of Law


“Public Access to the Tidelands: A Report on Compliance with Chapter 91 Licenses on the Boston’s Waterfront,” Northeastern Environmental Law Society


Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), University of Oregon School of Law


California Water Law Symposium, consortium of law students from Golden Gate University, Hastings College of the Law, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of San Francisco