Say what you want about environmental lawyers: We know how to pick a conference locale. Each fall, the Environmental Law Section of the California state bar holds its annual conference just outside the gates of Yosemite National Park. Specialists in environmental, land use, and natural resources law from all segments of the bar gather to talk regulation among the redwoods. This year’s conference runs from Oct. 25-28, with keynote addresses from Matt Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection; Chris Lehnertz, Regional Director with the National Park Service; adventurer Rick Ridgeway; and John Laird, California’s Secretary for Natural Resources. Registration is now open here, and the full program is here.
Scholarships are available to cover tuition fees, including for current law school students. If you’re in law school and considering this field, there are few better places to network and get a good sense of what California environmental lawyers are thinking about most these days. The deadline for scholarship applications is Sept. 7. More info on scholarships and application materials here.