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ASL Hosts Environmental and Natural Resources Panel Discussion


This past Monday the Appalachian School of Law began its annual Environmental and Natural Resources Panel Discussion on its campus. The panel discussion presented relevant practitioners and experts in the related industries, touching on hot issues in the fields and providing crucial field information for ASL students venturing into the field of Natural Resource and Environmental Law.

The panel entailed ASL’s own Professor Patrick Baker who brings practical and academia experience in hard mineral litigation and policy. From Houston Texas, was Paul Bohannon, contributing over thirty years of experience in energy and environmental litigation. Thirdly, joining the panel was Will Reisinger, Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation- Division of Consumer Counsel and Insurance and Utilities Regulatory Section.
ASL’s own Professor and scholar on the related fields, Mark Belleville, moderated the Panel. The three panelists discussed the hot topics affecting the immediate region such as fracking, the conversion of coal plants to natural gas plants and utility ratemaking procedures on how they affect the Appalachian Region. The panelist provided practice tips and employment information to ASL students.

The ASL Student Bar Association, Environmental Law Society and the Appalachian Natural Resource Journal of Law hosted the event.  The event is already slatted to take place next year, joining in the school’s new dedication and vision for demand side management and environmental focused curriculums

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