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Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series

The Environmental Law and Policy Program offers a speaker series focusing on careers in environmental law. This speaker series brings environmental practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds to Michigan Law for lunchtime presentations that explore the myriad ways that environmental lawyers contribute to environmental protection and natural resource conservation efforts. The speaker series includes public service and public interest attorneys, as well as attorneys in private practice and within corporations. The practice areas encompass new areas of environmental law, such as alternative energy and carbon reduction strategies, as well as more traditional compliance counseling and enforcement practices.

For a complete list of past speakers, visit our Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series archive page.

collapse : February
ELPP Career Series: Monica Schwebs
Program: ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Series
Date: 2/4/2015
Time: 11:50 a.m.
Location: South Hall room 1020
Description: 

​Please join us for the latest installment of the Environmental Law & Policy Program's Career in Environmental Law speaker series. This event is free and open to the public.

Monica Schwebs, of counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, has deep expertise in federal and state energy and environmental regulatory matters. She represents a variety of clients including developers, financial institutions, utilities and government agencies. On behalf of clients, she appears before federal and state agencies, the California Independent System Operator and the courts. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Monica spent six years working as staff counsel for the California Energy Commission. While at the Commission, she worked on federal and state energy and environmental law issues. She handled a wide variety of matters relating to power plant licensing, renewable energy, transmission, natural gas (including liquefied natural gas), petroleum refining and oil pipelines, hydroelectric licensing, appliance energy efficiency standards, and climate change. She represented the Commission in judicial proceedings in both federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings, including proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Appeals Board. Before entering state service, Monica served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, in Washington, D.C. She served as lead counsel in federal court cases for many federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The cases she handled were brought under a variety of environmental laws, including air, water, coastal zone management, hazardous waste and pesticide laws. Prior to entering public service, Monica practiced both energy and environmental law at a major national firm in its Washington, D.C., office.



collapse : November
Careers in Environmental Law Series: Stacey Mitchell
Program: ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Series
Date: 11/13/2014
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: South Hall room 1020
Description: 

A video-recording of Ms. Mitchell's talk is available here.

​Please join us for the latest installment of the ELPP Careers Series. A free, non-pizza lunch will be provided.

Stacey Mitchell is the Deputy General Counsel for EPA in Washington, DC. She is a former head of the Environmental Crimes Section of the US Department of Justice. Ms. Mitchell earned her undergraduate degree from Colby College and attended Tulane University Law School. After graduating she joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted sex crimes, narcotics, and even murder, before returning to her original passion for environmental protection.



collapse : October
ELPP Career Series: Howard Learner
Program: ELPP Careers in Environmental Law Series
Date: 10/9/2014
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: South Hall room 1020
Description: 
A video-recording of Professor Learner's talk is available here.
 
Please join us for the first talk as part of the 2014-2015 ELPP Careers Series. Howard Learner, MLaw adjunct professor and President & Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, will speak about his career trajectory. A free, non-pizza lunch will be served.


 
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