OSBA Environmental Law Award
McMahon DeGulis is pleased to collaborate with The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) to sponsor and promote the “OSBA Environmental Law Award.”
Since 2010, McMahon DeGulis has used this program to identify and foster young talent with interest in our area of the legal field, direct that research to the OSBA, and showcase all students who apply before the Ohio environmental bar.
The OSBA Environmental Law Committee seeks papers that advance the application and practice of environmental, energy or resources law in the State of Ohio. Contest winners receive the “OSBA Environmental Law Award” and a prize of $1,000, sponsored by McMahon DeGulis. The second place winner receives a prize of $250.
This annual, competitive scholarship award is announced each year at the OSBA’s Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Seminar, one of the largest seminars OSBA offers with roughly 200 attorneys from the public and private sectors attending each year. Winning papers are published in seminar materials.
Taylor Waters, Michigan State University College of Law, 2018.
“Passenger Pigeons: The De-extinction and Reintroduction of a Bird”
Rachel Johnson, University of Toledo College of Law, 2017.
“The Power Struggle Between Local and State Authorities to Control Oil and Gas Drilling and Fracking in Ohio”
Runner Up: Florianne Silvestri, University of Toledo College of Law, 2017.
“Ohio Wind Power and the Legal Challenges with NEPA and the ESA”
Alec Vogelpohl, University of Toledo College of Law, 2015.
“OHIO’S PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE: The State’s Duty to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie”
Runner Up: Sean Balewski, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2015.
“Fracking: Ohio Municipalities’ Friend or Foe?”
Runner Up: Alex Savickas, The University of Toledo College of Law, 2015.
“Checking the Gas Industry in Ohio: How Municipalities and Private Landowners can Protect Themselves”
Erik Lange, Case Western Reserve School of Law, 2014.
“Shale Gas and State Preemption of Local Regulations in Ohio: Beck Energy’s Dispute with the City of Munroe Falls”
Runner Up: Taylor Chmel, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2015.
“The Continuing Purpose of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration”
Dylan Borchers, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2013
“Electric Aggregation and the Story of Ohio’s Move to Competitive Retail Electric Markets”
M. Zack Hohl, University of Toledo College of Law, 2012.
“The Great Lakes Compact: States Suffering From Withdraw”
Jameson George, Ohio Northern University School of Law, 2011.
“Power Plant Fish Kills: Ecological Crime or Justified Loss?”
Michael Diamond, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2011.
“The New NIMBY-Using Mediation to Site Ohio’s Wind Farms”