Energy Law Program Receives Distinguished Award (Recognized by ABA)

Congratulations go to GW Law’s Environmental and Energy Law Program on receiving the 2014 ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. The award, presented at the ABA annual meeting in August, recognizes the collective achievements of the program, which has trained more than 4,000 lawyers over its 44-year history.

The nomination highlighted GW’s contributions to the development of environmental and energy law and the work of the ABA. Notably, GW was the first law school to join the ABA–EPA Law Office Climate Challenge in 2008, founded the Journal of Energy and Environmental Law published in collaboration with the Environmental Law Institute, and, in the fall of 2013, launched the Sustainable Energy Initiative designed as an academic think tank. 

Letters from four distinguished lawyers supported the GW Law nomination. Two alumni, Brett Grosko, JD ’00, of the Department of Justice and Larry Liebesman, JD ’73, of Holland and Knight, provided letters, in addition to former ABA section chairs Michael Gerrard of Columbia University and Irma Russell, dean of the University of Montana School of Law.