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International Environmental Law Project (IELP)

Don Gourlie

October 17, 2012

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University of Tampa, B.S. in Biology and Marine Science 

I made the decision to attend law school because of my interest in fisheries management and marine wildlife protection. The oceans are a prime example of the global commons―areas not falling under the jurisdiction of any one state―and as a result international agreements are the ideal way to prevent ocean degradation. Through my experience at IELP, I hope to become familiar with the many treaties and conventions that provide protection for marine resources and strategies that can be used during negotiations to strengthen transboundary agreements. Additionally, I am grateful for the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific project and immerse myself in a topic of interest.

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