FSU Environmental Law

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Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law

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11/22/2022

We are so grateful for our and wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! FSU will be closed Wednesday, November 23–Friday, November 25.

Photos from FSU Environmental Law's post 11/17/2022

Abena Ojetayo, Assistant City Manager of City of Tallahassee, FL - Government, spoke to FSU students and community earlier this month about the city’s efforts to pursue clean energy alternatives and foster community resilience!

Here's the recording should you wish to watch: https://vimeo.com/767010077/c7f3c0dde9

11/17/2022

JOB POSTING!
Attorney – Contracts

The Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, in Tallahassee is seeking to fill an entry level Assistant General Counsel position in the Contracts Unit of the Office of General Counsel. Although this position is within the DEP, no experience with environmental law is necessary. This position is mainly transactional and focuses on government contracting, procurement, and grants. This is a great position for a new attorney looking to work in the government contracting sector.

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11/17/2022

https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-ATTORNEY-FL-32399/949106700/

JOB POSTING!
Attorney – Litigation

The Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, in Tallahassee is seeking to fill an attorney position in its Litigation Section. The attorney would handle and litigate cases from inception through trial in both civil and administrative proceedings. This is an exciting opportunity to litigate environmental issues such as protecting and managing: Florida’s air resources, including air quality, and permitting and compliance of emission sources; Florida’s water resources, including the quality of Florida’s water rivers, lakes, estuaries as well as the preservation of the State’s beach and dune system; and the improper handling and disposal of solid and hazardous waste.

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11/17/2022

JOB POSTING!
Senior Attorney – Litigation

The Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, in Tallahassee is seeking to fill a senior attorney position in its Litigation Section. The senior attorney would handle and litigate cases from inception through trial in both civil and administrative proceedings. This is an exciting opportunity to litigate environmental issues such as protecting and managing: Florida’s air resources, including air quality, and permitting and compliance of emission sources; Florida’s water resources, including the quality of Florida’s water rivers, lakes, estuaries as well as the preservation of the State’s beach and dune system; and the improper handling and disposal of solid and hazardous waste.

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11/17/2022

JOB POSTING!

Senior Attorney – Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, in Tallahassee is seeking to fill a Senior Attorney position (Select Exempt Service) in the Waste Unit of OGC. Experience with environmental or real estate law is preferred. This position is mainly transactional and will also focus on advising DEP’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) and six district offices on one or a combination of program areas including, but not limited to, solid waste, RCRA, CERCLA, dry cleaning, petroleum restoration, storage tanks, emergency response, site investigation, waste cleanup, federal facilities, or brownfields.

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Photos from City of Tallahassee, FL - Government's post 10/31/2022

Happy Halloween, everyone! :)

10/28/2022

We are excited to host Tallahassee's Assistant City Manager, Abena Ojetayo, on Wednesday, November 2nd. Abena will give a lecture on Tallahassee's clean energy and resilience program.

Register now to reserve your lunch
https://fsu.forms-db.com/view.php?id=1293682

10/28/2022

JOB POSTING!

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization is seeking a SENIOR ADVOCACTE (Southwest) to join the Western regional team of their Climate and Clean Energy program. The ideal candidate will have policy and legal analysis and development expertise, a passion for equity-centered climate and clean energy advocacy, experience working collaboratively with a range of diverse partners, and interest in developing and advocating for clean energy and climate policies with elected officials and other decisionmakers in New Mexico, Nevada and elsewhere in the Southwest.

Senior Advocate, Southwest in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Careers at Albuquerque NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1...

Photos from Florida State University College of Law's post 10/28/2022

ICYMI here's the video recording of the discussion on the latest book of Professor Shi-Ling Hsu, Capitalism and the Environment: A Proposal to Save the Planet!

https://tinyurl.com/4snrkvfr

10/25/2022

Don't forget to join us tomorrow afternoon, October 26 for a lively debate and discussion on whether embracing the tools of capitalism can reverse the impacts of climate change!

3:30 PM at the FSU Rotunda
One CLE credit is approved by the Florida Bar for this event.

Photos from FSU Environmental Law's post 10/13/2022

Yesterday, Elizabeth Kronk Warner, the Jefferson and Rita Presidential Dean and Professor of Law of S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah presented the FSU Fall 2022 Distinguished Environmental Lecture, “From Consultation to Consent: Beyond Box Checking.” A nationally recognized expert in the intersection of Environment and Indian law, Dean Warner introduced the federal Indian law, discussed the consultation requirements and provided recommendations to improve effective consultations.

ICYMI, here's the link to the video recording: https://vimeo.com/event/2433975/2757f2a694

10/05/2022

Join us next Wednesday, October 12 as Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Professor of Law and Dean of S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, presents the Fall 2022 Distinguished Environmental Lecture, Effective Consultation in Indian Country.

RSVP through the link below!
https://fsu.forms-db.com/view.php?id=1292638

09/26/2022

The enrichment lecture on Wednesday is now cancelled.
Stay safe everyone!

09/26/2022

The College of Law follows all university guidelines for closures, thus classes are canceled Tuesday-Friday.

Please visit alerts.fsu.edu for official updates

Hurricane Ian Update for Florida State University
Visit alerts.fsu.edu for all official updates

Classes Canceled Tuesday-Friday, Campus Closed for Business Thursday-Friday

Due to Hurricane Ian, classes at Florida State University’s Tallahassee campuses will be canceled Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Sept. 30. Out of an abundance of caution, the cancellation of classes on Tuesday is to allow students to travel safely out of the area if they so choose.
Campus will remain open and operational Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Wednesday, Sept. 28. Campus will close for business Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30.
Deans and Vice Presidents will provide guidance to faculty and staff for their respective colleges and divisions. As the University will continue to provide services to our students, staff should consult with their supervisors to determine their department’s needs. A communication will follow from the Office of Human Resources regarding an accelerated time entry and payroll processing schedule, and guidance for employees designated as essential personnel.
FSU is prepared to support students throughout the storm. To the extent possible, the University will continue to provide on campus services, including dining, for our students throughout the closure. On-campus residence halls will remain open for current residential students.
Students are encouraged to discuss possible travel plans with family and friends. Please continue to monitor the latest weather information from the National Weather Service or other official weather sources for information outside the Tallahassee area.
Students who choose to stay in Tallahassee will be advised via the FSU Alert system to follow a "shelter in place" protocol during the storm. That is, stay indoors, away from doors and windows, during the storm. Box meals will be delivered to the residence halls before the storm.
An “All Clear” message will be issued when conditions improve after the storm has passed. Continue to monitor alerts.fsu.edu for updates.
The university is expected to resume classes and normal business operations on Monday, Oct. 3.
Please visit alerts.fsu.edu for more information and updates.

09/19/2022

State geologist GUY MEANS will deliver an introductory lecture on Florida’s Hydrogeology, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the FSU Law Rotunda. We will hear more about sinkholes, karsts, and water resources sustainability. This will also be our first lecture for credit towards the Environmental Law Certificate, so hope to see you there!

RSVP now so we can reserve a lunch for you.
https://fsu.forms-db.com/view.php?id=1291905

09/16/2022

JOB POSTING! Senior Attorney

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of General Counsel (OGC), is seeking to fill a Senior Attorney position in the Water, Air and State Lands section of the Office of General Counsel.

Deadline for application is on September 30, 2022

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National Animal Law Competitions | the Brooks Institute 09/16/2022

National Animal Law Competition

The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy revives the National Animal Law Competitions. The competition is to provide law students an opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law and to hone their written and oral advocacy skills.

Registration will close on November 15, 2022, 11:59 pm ET.
Animal Legal Defense Fund - FSU College of Law Chapter

National Animal Law Competitions | the Brooks Institute The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy is pleased to announce the revival of the National Animal Law Competitions. The purpose of the event is to provide law students an opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law and to hone their written and oral advocacy skills. Previ...

09/15/2022

JOB POSTING!

Attorney at Florida Department of Environmental Protection -Office of General Counsel (OGC). They are is seeking an attorney to provide counsel to various regulatory and nonregulatory programs in the Division of Water Resource Management.

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09/13/2022

HURRAAAY! Congratulations to Mark P. Barnebey ('83) who received the Best Lawyers® in America "Lawyer of the Year" award in Land Use and Zoning Law in Sarasota metro area. Mark is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law and has practiced in land use and local government law for the past thirty-five years.

Best Lawyers® in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry.

09/08/2022

Sinkholes? Karsts? Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction? Water Resources Sustainability? Ring a bell? Happy to share that we have invited state geologist GUY MEANS to help us understand more about Florida's hydrogeology.

Lecture is on Wednesday, Sept 28, 12:30 PM at the Law Rotunda. RSVP now so we can reserve a lunch for you.
https://fsu.forms-db.com/view.php?id=1291905

See you before September ends =)

Photos from FSU Environmental Law's post 09/06/2022

Last Friday, Associate Dean Erin Ryan and the rest of the Florida State University College of Law - Environmental Law faculty welcomed students curious and interested in pursuing legal work in environment, energy, and land use. If you think you wanted to be part of the Environmental Law family, fill up this application form and send it our way!

https://law.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu1581/files/Environmental/Application%20Form%20July%202022.pdf

08/15/2022

Know more about the Law and the Environment, how to earn the FSU Environmental Law Certificate, and opportunities awaiting after graduation!!

Pizza is on us! RSVP here: https://fsu.forms-db.com/view.php?id=1277037

07/18/2022

Save these dates and join our Environmental Law events this coming academic year! For more information, please email us at [email protected]

07/07/2022

JOB POSTING!

The South Florida Water Management District – Office of Counsel is seeking to hire a Senior Attorney with the background and experience to represent the District in a wide variety of litigation matters, including but not limited to general civil litigation, contract litigation, construction law, personal injury, and real estate.

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