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Land Use and Biodiversity in an Ag State: Policies and Programs for Habitat and Species Conservation in Iowa

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Panelists will discuss the 30 by 30 Initiative, existing laws, current conservation programs, as well as legal and policy tools available for increasing habitat and protecting biodiversity on privately owned agricultural land across the state. Panelists for this event are: Anna Gray, Public Policy Director & Counsel at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Ingrid Gronstal, Research Fellow at the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative Kate Hansen, Senior Policy Associate at the Center for...
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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...

Environmental Law Internships Student Panel

Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:30pm
Boyd Law Building
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!

Environmental Law CLE

Thursday, November 16, 2023 (all day)
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Hubbell Lecture Series

HELI sponsors an acclaimed lecture series on environmental issues, which features leading voices from academia, government, environmental groups, and industry.

The lecture series provides Iowa Law students the opportunity to learn from leaders of the environmental movement in the United States, builds relationships between the Law School and the environmental community, and contributes to debate about the environmental challenges facing our nation and the world. Students have the opportunity  to meet privately with speakers during their visits to Iowa Law.

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.

Careers in Environmental Law Speaker Series

HELI offers a speaker series focusing on careers in environmental law. This speaker series brings environmental practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds to Iowa Law for lunchtime presentations that explore the myriad ways that environmental lawyers contribute to environmental protection, natural resource conservation, and clean energy efforts.

The speaker series includes public service and public interest attorneys, as well as attorneys in private practice and within corporations. The practice areas encompass new areas of environmental law, such as renewable energy and sustainability programs, as well as more traditional compliance counseling and enforcement practices.

Panel Discussions and Special Events

HELI routinely sponsors panel discussions and special events throughout the year on current issues in environmental law with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the state of Iowa. 

The panel discussions are moderated by members of Iowa's distinguished and extensive environmental and sustainability faculty, staff and researchers. The discussions include presentations by academics, practitioners, and policy makers. Many of the events and panels are presented in conjunction with classroom discussions.