Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference

The Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference
University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
November 19-21
Register Today!

Registration is now open for the 1st annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law. APIEL welcomes law students, attorneys, activists, scientists, and community members to the UT College of Law for a weekend of workshops and panels focused on exchanging information and fostering collaboration between activists and attorneys addressing the most critical ecological issues of our time.

Topics Include:
• The Basics of Mountaintop Removal and Strip Mining
• Utilizing the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act in the Appalachian region
• The Endangered Species Act and its potential for impact in the Southeastern U.S.
• Lawyering for Environmental Justice: The Broadform Deed
• NEPA and the Precautionary Principle
• Forest Protection and Ecological Restoration
• “Know your rights” as activists and as the attorneys who represent them

With the assistance of lawyers, grassroots activists, keynote speakers and presenters, the first APIEL conference hopes to both energize lawyers and create a common ground for community organizers and their legal support to communicate, educate each other and have fun.
For a complete list of workshops and panels visit www.apiel.org.

The attendance fee for the conference is $45 for Friday through Sunday, which includes pizza on Friday night. All other meals, transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Participants who are only attending part of the conference may pay by the day.

For More Information and to Register for APIEL
Visit the APIEL website at www.apiel.org
Or visit our Facebook event page:

Email us: apielconference@yahoo.com
Call: (865) 257-4029
Fax: (888) 201-1104