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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Prof. Steinzor: “How White Collar Criminal Enforcement Can Save the Environment”

October 19, 2015

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 Lewis & Clark Law School welcomed Rena Steinzor, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a founder and past president of the Center for Progressive Reform, as its 28th annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Steinzor’s public lecture, “How White Collar Criminal Enforcement Can Save the Environment”, argued for prosecution of individuals at corporations involved in criminal acts related to the environment, and addressed the related social justice issues. Prof. Steinzor also spent several days on campus participating in classes and meeting with students and professors. Her remarks will be published in Environmental Law, and a link to the podcast is here:  .  The guest log-in is “enviro-guest” and the password is “e4rthl4w”​.

Prior to the lecture, Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate awards were given to Marco Gonzalez (’97), Managing Partner Coast Law Group LLP; Karla Raettig (’97), Exeutive Director Maryland League of Conservation Voters; and Kenneth “KC” Schefski (’99), Director, Legal Enforcement Program, U.S. EPA, Region 8. Recent graduate, Jonah Sandford, received the Williamson Alumni Award which is given to an outstanding recent public interest environmental law graduate.