Each year ELQ awards fellowships to law students slated to work with a public interest organization or in the public sector for the summer. The fellowships are awarded to second year students, who need not necessarily be a member of ELQ.
Barry S. Sandals Fellowship
Barry S. Sandals was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, and was well known in the Bay Area as one of the nation’s top CERCLA litigators. A fellowship in his name is endowed by a generous gift from his former firm. It provides $5,000 to a second-year law student, selected by vote by the ELQ membership. The recipient must demonstrate an interest in pursuing public interest and/or public sector environmental law employment, and have retained such employment for the summer.
2013 Winner: Janine Panchok-Berry
2012 Winner: Nicholas Jimenez
2010 Winner: Sheri Hanizavareh
Professor Joseph Sax Fellowship
Sponsored in part by Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey
Professor Joseph Sax retired in 2001 from his position as the James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, after teaching at Boalt for 15 years. In recognition of Professor Sax’s great accomplishments as an academic, practitioner, mentor, and friend, ELQ dedicated a fellowship in his honor. The fellowship consists of a pool of funds, depending on annual fundraising but is typically in the range of $4,000-8,000. To be eligible, a student must be in his/her second year and have secured public interest or public sector employment for the summer. An individual recipient is capped at an award of $5,000; each applicant must also submit information about any outside funding he/she has received.
2013 Winners: Katharine Adamides, Devon Ahearn, and Alexander Pyle
2012 Winners: Somerset Perry, Ryan Shaening Pokrasso
2010 Winners: Jessica Cheng, Kara Cook, Gretchen Gordon, Celeste Kauffman, Daniel Kolta, Danny Kramer, Olivia Odom, Camille Pannu, Holly Wagenet
Student Writing Awards
ELQ is proud to offer four student writing awards. The prizes are intended to encourage and reward student research, writing, and publication. Each award is judged by a panel of professors and/or alumni. We are grateful to our sponsoring firms, which generously support these awards from $1,000 to $2,000!!!
Submission Criteria and Instructions:
Please send submissions in PDF or Word format to ELQ’s Managing Editor at email@example.com by Friday, March 22rd. Please specify which award(s) the submission is for. You will receive an email confirming your submission. Submissions should not be edited by anyone other than the author, although routine feedback from a professor or advisor pursuant to a class is acceptable. If a paper has undergone more editing than is allowed, such as by journal editors in a pre-publishing phase, the author should submit only the pre-edited version for award consideration. Because publication in ELQ is considered for the Harmon Award winner, submissions for that award may not be currently scheduled for publication in a journal (unless they are scheduled to be published in ELQ as a regular article, and not a blurb, note, book review, or comment).
Ellis J. Harmon Prize in Environmental Law & Policy
Sponsored by Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
The Harmon Prize is awarded annually to the student who submits the most accomplished student research paper on a topic in environmental law and policy. The competition is open to any currently enrolled student at Berkeley Law. The winner will be considered for publication in Ecology Law Quarterly and will be recognized at graduation.
2011 Winner: Nell Green Nylen
2010 Winner: Tyler McNish | Download Paper
Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger Land Use and Local Government Writing Award
Sponsored by Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Every day local zoning boards, city councils, and state administrative agencies make decisions that significantly affect the environment and the livelihoods of people. The Land Use and Local Government Award recognizes excellent student work that examines these complex and nuanced institutions, their policies, and/or their politics. The award is open to any Berkeley Law student. In addition to the award recognition and prize, the winning paper may, at the firm’s discretion, be posted on Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger’s web site.
2011 Winner: Seph Petta
2010 Winner: Jessica Intrator | Download Paper
Energy and Climate Change Legal Writing Award
Sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Building on the strong energy curriculum offered at Berkeley Law, and across the UC Berkeley campus, the Energy and Climate Change Award recognizes one paper of outstanding merit addressing the legal issues of energy and climate change law. The award is co-promoted by Ecology Law Quarterly and Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC), and is open to any Berkeley Law student. In addition to the award recognition and prize, the winning paper may, at the firm’s discretion, be posted on Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s web site.
2011 Winner: Meredith Wilensky
2010 Winner: Navjot Athwal | Download Paper
The Landis Prize in State or Local Government Law or Water Law
The Landis Prize is given to the student who submits the most accomplished research paper in water law or government law in each school year. The Landis Prize Competition is open to any currently enrolled student at Boalt, including LLM & JSP students, visiting students and Harvard Exchange students. Graduate students who are associated with other departments (and are not law students) are ineligible. The submission’s research and writing must be substantially the student’s own work. Co-authored pieces are NOT eligible.
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. James Ganulin
2011 Winner: Elisabeth Sarine