Environmental Law Program

Melissa Miyashiro (Richardson ’10) Participates in Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) e-Lab Summit

In October 2017, Chief of Staff at Blue Planet Foundation, Melissa Miyashiro (Richardson ’10), participated in Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) e-Lab Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an annual event that fosters a high-energy exchange of ideas and best practices to transform the electricity system. Read the full post »

ELP Hosts 13th Annual Enviromentors

The Environmental Law Program hosted the 13th Annual Enviromentors event on October 17th, 2017 at Cafe Julia.   Read the full post »

Cookies and Coffee with ELP

On October 10, 2017, ELP hosted “Cookies and Coffee with ELP” — an informal talk story session for all students interested in environmental law and ELP. ELP Director David Forman, Associate Dean Denise Antolini, Professor Richard Wallsgrove, Professor Maxine Burkett, and ELP RA Alicia Fung helped to facilitate the discussion. Read the full post »

Professor Burkett Speaks as Panelist at Columbia Conference on Global Pact for the Environment

On September 20, 2017, Professor Maxine Burkett spoke at a conference discussing the Global Pact for the Environment, hosted by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. The conference held three panels regarding the Global Pact, which President Macron of France unveiled to the United Nations the day before. The Global Pact for the Environment aims to create a legally binding umbrella text for international environmental law and to establish a universal right to a healthy environment. Read the full post »

Access to Justice and Consequences of Conservation Acts in India – Guest Contributor: Christina Lizzi

Christina Lizzi is a student in the Environmental Law Program and in her final semester at Richardson. She spent January 2017 – August 2017 in India, attending O.P. Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat and, as a Sam L. Cohen International Human Rights Fellow, interning at the Principal Bench of India’s National Green Tribunal in Delhi over the summer. She shares with us a particularly eye-opening experience she had during her time in India. Read the full post »


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