Ohio has nine top-notch law schools distributed throughout the state and dozens of premier universities. Our state is a melting pot with a diversity of perspectives, resources, and people. These resources have driven us to develop innovative solutions like expanding wind power across the state and into Lake Erie, protecting the Wayne National Forest, and working to end harmful algae blooms. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. It’s time for lawyers across the state to work together to build a successful environmental future.
Last year, the Ohio Environmental Council brought together over 170 attorneys, environmental advocates, and students for the 2019 Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. We are pleased to announce that this year, the OEC will explore the important theme: At the Crossroads of Environmental Justice and Democracy. We’re excited to explore the intersection of democracy and the environment, giving the opportunity for attendees to understand what it looks like for a government to work for everyone—and in turn, the environment.
Our world continues to shift in response to COVID-19. The OEC remains committed to hosting this conference in September and will adjust to host in person or online based on the recommendations of public health experts. Continuing legal education (CLE) credits will be available for attending attorneys.