Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Law Student Program of the Year Award

The Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award is  given in recognition of 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. 

How do I nominate someone for this award?

The 2020 award nomination period ended on May 31. Nominations for 2021 will be accepted beginning in Fall 2020.

Who is eligible for this award?

Nominees are likely to be law student societies, groups, or committees focused on environmental, energy, and natural resources issues. Self-nominations will be accepted. Current Section Council members, officers, and ABA staff of the Section are not eligible for the award.

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 during the Section's annual Fall Conference.

Past recipients of this award

2020: 26th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, "The Rights of Nature: Defending our Biosphere," University of Florida Levin College of Law

2019: Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium

2018: Environmental Law Clinic, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

2017: The University of Michigan’s 2017 Environmental Criminal Enforcement Conference

2016: “And Justice for All: Current Developments in Environmental Justice” by William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

2015: Artic Encounter Symposium Committee of the University of Washington School of Law

2014: 18th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit

2013: University of North Carolina School of Law – ELP Environmental Law Symposium 2012

2012: Northeastern Environmental Law Society’s “Public Access to the Tidelands: A Report on Compliance with Chapter 91 Licenses on the Boston’s Waterfront

2011: Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), University of Oregon School of Law

2010: 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