Generating opportunities for the College of Law to deepen and broaden its engagement with environmental issues in Iowa and beyond.

Upcoming HELI Events

 The Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative is excited to share the programmatic themes for this 2023-2024 academic year.

More events will be added here soon, but for now please read more about the events currently schedule here, or by viewing our "Events and Programming" page.

Upcoming HELI Events

International Perspectives on Environmental Enforcement: Plastics, Climate, Monitoring Technologies, Environmental Justice and More promotional image

International Perspectives on Environmental Enforcement: Plastics, Climate, Monitoring Technologies, Environmental Justice and More

Monday, March 18, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
On Monday, March 18, 2024 join HELI in welcoming LeRoy Paddock (77JD) to campus to reflect on the work occurring at the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, as they prepare for an international summit on plastics, climate, monitoring technologies, environmental justice, and more. Food and beverages will be available for those who register in advance. Registration for this event is open here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Hpq229EHbxACH4. More...
Wetlands Preservation after Sackett v. EPA: Land Conservation and What it Means for Iowa Panel Series promotional image

Wetlands Preservation after Sackett v. EPA: Land Conservation and What it Means for Iowa Panel Series

Friday, April 5, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building
Join the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative on Friday, April 5, 2024 as we convene partners from the national, regional, and local scales for a series of panels discussing land conservation in Iowa and the Midwest region after Sackett v. EPA. Food and beverages will be provided for those who register in advance. Registration for this event is open here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1CegdZIlH6K9NTE. Information about the panels will be released soon.
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General Events and Programming

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Hubbell Lecture Series

Leading voices from academia, government, environmental groups, and industry. Some lecturers are co-sponsored by other schools and programs at the University of Iowa. All lectures are open to the public. Admission is free.

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Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series

Exploring the myriad ways that environmental lawyers contribute to environmental protection, natural resource conservation, and clean energy efforts.

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Panel Discussions and Special Events

Exploring current issues in environmental law, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the state of Iowa.

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Explore Past HELI Events

Rob Verchick - 'The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A Call for Climate Resilience' promotional image

Rob Verchick - 'The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A Call for Climate Resilience'

Friday, February 23, 2024 12:45pm
Boyd Law Building
On Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 join the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative in welcoming to campus author Rob Verchick - a leading climate law scholar who designed and implemented climate-resilience policies in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans, is the Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, is a senior fellow in disaster resilience at Tulane University, and...

Environmental Law Internships Student Panel

Friday, October 27, 2023 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building
*DATE CHANGE - This panel was originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26. As of 10/20, it has been changed to Fri, Oct. 27 (same room).  The Environmental Law Society is excited to host a student panel on environmental summer internships. A list of environmental legal internships will be provided and students will discuss their experiences applying for and interning in the legal field. Lunch will be provided!
Water in the 21st Century: Fireside Chat  promotional image

Water in the 21st Century: Fireside Chat

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Boyd Law Building
On Tuesday, Oct. 10, HELI will host a fireside chat style discussion between Dean Kevin Washburn and Tanya Trujillo, Iowa Law graduate (92JD) and former Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the US Department of the Interior. Assistant Secretary Trujillo is currently the Water Policy Advisor to the New Mexico Governor and Deputy State Engineer. Assistant Secretary Trujillo will discuss her perspectives as an Iowa law graduate whose winding career path took her from private practice to the...