Environmental Law: Call for Papers
McMahon DeGulis is pleased to collaborate with The Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Law Committee on the Annual Environmental Law: Call for Papers. Since 2010, we are pleased to bring the vitality of students and their research directly into the OSBA, applied especially to these very dynamic areas of law.
The OSBA Environmental Law Committee seeks papers that advance the application and practice of environmental, energy or resources law in the State of Ohio. The winner of this contest will receive the “OSBA Environmental Law Award” and a prize of $1,000, sponsored by McMahon DeGulis LLP. The second place winner will receive a prize of $250.
Winners are announced at the Annual OSBA Environment, Energy and Resources Law Seminar and will be published in the seminar materials.
The submission deadline is January 31, 2018 at 5 pm.
2017-Rachel Johnson, University of Toledo College of Law, 2017.
“he 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”
2015-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”
2014-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”
2013-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”
2012-M. Zack Hohl, University of Toledo College of Law, 2012.
“The Great Lakes Compact: States Suffering From Withdraw”
2011-Jameson George, Ohio Northern University School of Law, 2011.
“Power Plant Fish Kills: Ecological Crime or Justified Loss?”
2010-Michael Diamond, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2011.
“The New NIMBY-Using Mediation to Site Ohio’s Wind Farms”