October 22, 2020

Best Papers

The Section recognizes authors of the “Best Papers” prepared for each major Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' CLE conference. Congratulations to our authors.

28th Fall Conference: A Virtual Experience

Legislative Approaches to PFAS chemicals in the 116th Congress
Melanie Benesh, Environmental Working Group, Washington D.C.

October 19-27, 2020 | Virtual Conference

27th Fall Conference

Clean Water Act Section 401: Balancing States’ Rights and the Nation’s Need for Energy Infrastructure
Deidre G. Duncan and Clare Ellis Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA
September 11-14, 2019  | Boston, MA

26th Fall Conference

Disasters and Environmental Regulation
Robert R.M. Verchick, Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar and Chair in Environmental Law, Senior Fellow, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, LA and Kaitlin Brockett, Class of 2020, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
October 17-20, 2018  | San Diego, CA

36th Water Law Conference

There is No Free Lunch: The Endangered Species Act, The Public-Trust Doctrine and The Takings Clause
David Aladjem
, Downey Brand LLP, Sacramento, CA
April 16-18, 2018 | Orlando, Florida


47th Spring Conference

Tribes, Courts & Consultation
Hilary Tompkins
, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC
April 18-20, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

25th Fall Conference

Beyond Dakota Access Pipeline: Why Embracing Tribal Consultation Makes Sense for the Energy Industry
Troy A. Eid,
 Greenberg Traurig LLP, Denver, CO
October 18-21, 2017 | Baltimore, Maryland

Authors must submit papers on time and papers are evaluated by the conference planning committee on originality, quality, analysis, usefulness, relevance, and format. Each author whose paper is once selected is presented with a certificate of recognition at the CLE conference and receives a complimentary Section publication as a token of appreciation for his/her outstanding submission.