The Committee works with each of the law schools across the State to sponsor environmental seminars annually, on behalf of the Section. The Committee member assigned to the law school assists the students in preparing the program.
The seminars feature attorneys from the various sectors of environmental law, speaking either on career opportunities or substantive law, depending upon the type of program the students are interested in having.
There is no standard program for one of these seminars. Historically, the seminars have greatly ranged in content. For instance, one year the seminar at the University of Texas consisted of a full-day CLE-accredited program. Local members of the Section are invited to attend the seminar. The program includes time for the students to mingle with the attorneys, such as a reception following the program or a luncheon.
The costs of the seminars are offset by donations from sponsoring law firms. In return for support, the law firms receive recognition as a co-sponsor on all of the seminar programs and publicity materials.
Section members can get involved by:
- Helping plan an environmental seminar at one of the nine Texas law schools.
- Speaking at one of the environmental seminars.
- Section members interested in volunteering should contact the law school committee at Walt_Shelton@baylor.edu.