The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by the courts and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protections. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy of environmental law have continued to gain traction in the federal courts. In response to this trend, ELI, ABA SEER’s Constitutional Law Committee, and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Submissions may be of any length up to a maximum of 50 pages.
Deadline: April 13, 2012
1st Place Prize: $2000 Cash Prize, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
For eligibility, rules, and contact information, please visit the source at: www.eli.org/writing_contest.cfm
The Environmental Law Institute
The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
The National Association of Environmental Law Societies