Environmental & Energy Law Events

The Environmental and Energy Law Program hosts many events throughout the semester. Check back frequently for new events.

Past Events

The J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Distinguished Lecture on Global Climate Change and Energy Law

Please join the GW Law Environmental and Energy Law Program for this inaugural lecture that celebrates the work and leadership of Professor Arnold Reitze, who founded GW Law's Environmental and

Advocating for Animal Protection in an Interconnected Global Economy

Please join the Environmental & Energy Law Program and the Animal Legal Education Initiative as they host Dr.

Solar for All

Please join the Environmental and Energy Law Program for a screening of Solar for All an award-winning documentary tracing Washington DC's program to put solar within reach of all citi

GW Law's Energy Connectors Alumni Social Hour

Please join GW Law's alumni in energy for a student-inclusive social hour.

'Energy Law Affects Lives': A Discussion with Commissioner Allison Clements

Students interested in energy law are invited to a discussion with Commissioner and GW Alum Allison Clements of the

Strategies and Tactics for Young People in Fighting Climate Change

Climate change is the most important existential threat facing our planet now. What can the rising generation do to address the problem?

Environmental Justice in a Moment of New Opportunities and Challenges

Please join JEEL and EELA as they host Clifford J. Villa, who will present "Environmental Justice in a Moment of New Opportunities and Challenges."

Protecting Public Health Through U.S. Climate Action

The GW Climate and Health Institute (CHI) will hold a symposium event titled, "Protecting public health through U.S.

Virtual Lunch on Rights-Based Climate Litigation

Please join Assistant Dean (designate) Randall Abate and Environmental Law Fellow Johanna Adashek for a discussion

Natural Resources at a Crossroads Symposium

Please join the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group as they convene at their 2022 Symposium titled “Natural Resources at a Crossroads: How Recent Events Have Affected

Climate Science and the Energy Transition in Climate Litigation Seminar

On August 29, The Environmental Law Institute and its Climate Judiciary Project teamed up with The George Washington University, acting through the Environmental &

Investable Nuclear Energy

Please join the Environmental and Energy Law program for Investable Nuclear Energy: Building a Secure, Safe, Environmentally and

The 2022 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium: EPA's Regulatory Jurisdiction on Trial

Please join us for The 2022 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro  Environmental Law Symposium: EPA's Regulatory Jurisdiction on Trial. 

Native American Rights and Original Territory

Join the Environmental and Energy Law for a fireside chat about the McGirt case, conflicting views of Supreme Cour

Environmental Justice and Health Care Equity

Join the GW Environmental and Energy Law Association and the Howard Energy and Environmental Law Society as they host a discussion with

Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policymaking Project

Join the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policymaking Project to see the power of government purchasing and help procurement policymakers overcome challenges in implementing environmentally

Delegation from Universidad del Desarrollo

GW Law hosted a delegation from Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile to introduce the Chilean student to US environment and energy law and a series of meetings and discussion with the students and faculty of both universities.

Energy Connectors Speaker Series

Join the newly formed "Energy Connecters" alumni club with their inaugural speaker series. The club will be hosting Dr. Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resource Institute's (WRI) Climate Program and Candice Castaneda, Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

Reimagining Environmental and Natural Resources Law: 2020 and Beyond

Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program and the Environmental Law Institute as they host a debriefing of the Wingspread retreat for the GW Law community.

Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources

Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program as they host Professor Randall S. Abate of Monmouth University for a discussion of his forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press, Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources.

Defining the Waters of the United States

The fight over what waters are subject to Clean Water Act protections (what are "waters of the U.S." or "navigable waters") has been a long one.

Natural Resources Symposium

Join the Environmental & Energy Program for the 2018 Natural Resources Symposium.

Presentation on Sustainability

Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program as they host David Lehrer, Executive Director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, to discuss his

Collaborative Conversations: Writing the Road Atlas for Transportation Electrification

Electrification of the transportation sector offers many promises. But to get there requires navigating multiple parallel paths and crossing many bridges. What’s the way forward?

2018 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium

Join The George Washington University Law School, the Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, GW Environmental & Energy Law Association, and the Environmental Law Institute for a symposium on the Public Trust Doctrine in Washington, D.C.

Climate Change Law Under the Trump Administration and Perspectives on COP 23 in Bonn

Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program for a roundtable discussion on the status of climate change policy under the Trump Administration.

Collaborative Conversations Series: Microgrid Regulation…or Not?

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins or day-of registration.

Microgrid Momentum: Building Efficient, Resilient Power

Microgrids are an innovative solution to reduce emissions, improve electricity system reliability and resilience, and tighten grid security.

Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resources Activity

A new phase is emerging in the relationship between energy and resource activities and the communities that are affected by them.

2016 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium

Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program for its annual J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium on March 10-11, 2016.

Annual Enforcers and Defenders Conference

Join the GW Law Sustainable Energy Initiative as they co-sponsor and host the EBA's annual Enforcers and Defenders Conference. Networking reception to follow.

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Pathways Post-Paris

Join the United Nations Environment Programme and the George Washington University Sustainability Collaborative for an event that will highlight key achievements of 2015: the United Natio

Transforming the U.S. Electric System: Where State & Federal Initiatives Meet

Please note: This event has been cancelled due to weather.

2015 J.B. Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium

The 2015 Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium covered the topics of Advanced Monitoring, Remote Sensing, and Data Gathering, Analysis and Disclosure in Compliance and Enforcement.