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King Hall Students at Environmental Law Conference in Oregon

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 3, 2012

The Law School recently provided support through Students First, the campus-wide campaign to support student scholarships and programs, for four 3Ls to attend the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon School of Law.
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Caroline Nasella '12 and Naomi Kaplowitz '12 in front of the University of Oregon

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Samantha Arens '12 at Spencer's Butte

The students shared their thanks:

"It was a pleasure and a privilege to attend the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Oregon. PIELC is the foremost gathering of public-service minded environmental folks. It brings together lawyers, scientists, and non-profit directors, and interested laypersons. The panels focus on cutting-edge issues in environmental law, but are made accessible to people from all fields. Some of my favorite panels centered on environmental justice for native people. I also enjoyed a guided hike of nearby Spencer's Butte by a local forester, where I learned about forest ecology and evolution. This conference was far and away the highlight of my semester."  -- Samantha Arens ‘12

"Thanks Students First Campaign!  Four of us were able to enjoy beautiful Oregon because of your support!"  --David Green '12

"Thanks to the Students First Campaign, I attended the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, OR, where I was able to learn about many pinnacle issues in the field, such as climate change public trust litigation, population growth, and new development in the Endangered Species Act jurisprudence.  I was also able to reconnect with former employers and network with potential future employers.  Thanks again!" --Naomi Kaplowitz '12

Thanks to Naomi for forwarding these great messages!