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— Upcoming Events — 

Shifting from Maintaining LOS to Reducing VMT:
Case Studies of Analysis and Mitigation under CEQA Guidelines Implementing SB 743

Friday March 1, 2019 
Held at the Offices of the Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles 

This program will address the differences between the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act before and after the adoption of Senate Bill 743, which substituted analyzing and mitigating additional vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for maintaining Level of Service (LOS) standards.  The program will draw on five case studies based on projects previously approved under CEQA; a regional shopping mall, two mixed use redevelopments, a highway widening project and a General Plan update. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • VMT impact analysis (methodology; appropriate tools and models, determining impact area)
  • VMT significance thresholds (project effects, cumulative effects)
  • VMT significance thresholds (project, cumulative)
  • VMT mitigation strategies (project level, programmatic, VMT banks and transaction exchanges, legal and administrative framework)

Presenters will include attorneys, transportation planners and transportation consultants with extensive experience in the field.

Space is limited to 70 people to attend in person; registrants can view the program online streaming concurrently or subsequent to the program.

To see if you qualify for free registration and receive more information, click here.  To proceed directly to the online preregistration form, click here.

Ecology Law Quarterly Banquet

Ecology Law Quarterly‘s Annual Banquet is a celebration of all that our fellow students, faculty, alumni, and environmental law practitioners have accomplished at Berkeley Law this year. It provides an opportunity for us to come together in one place and reconnect with the environmental law community, see the new and old faces of the journal, and to foster greater connectivity between students and those working in the field. The banquet also serves as a fundraiser for summer fellowships to support students pursuing work in public interest environmental law.
This year the banquet will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Berkeley. Registration details will be available shortly. In the meantime, we hope you’ll plan to come celebrate with us and reunite with old friends in what we are sure will be a night to remember! 
Please save the date! 

Environmental & Energy Career Fair

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Reception to follow @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Goldberg Room, Berkeley Law

Join us for the first annual Environmental & Energy Law Career Fair.  Come visit with practitioners from private practice, the public sector, and public interest organizations to learn about the various practice areas and pathways available in this sector.  The fair will be followed by a casual networking reception.

Environmental & Energy Law Certificate Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Warren Room (295), Berkeley Law
Our 2018 E&E Certificate recipients
We invite students, alumni, faculty, and the broader E&E community to join us as we celebrates the accomplishments of our 2019 graduates and award Certificates of Specialization in Environmental and Energy & Clean Technology Law. With refreshments and entertainment, the event welcomes the next generation of environmental and energy law leaders into the E&E Practitioner community. 
When: May 9, 2019, 10am – 1:00 pm
Where: Warren Room (295 Boalt Hall), UC Berkeley School of Law

Please RSVP here.