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  • Court Says Happy the Elephant is Not a Person
  • August 4th, 2022 — by Kennady Hertz — Category: Miscellaneous

  • Happy, a female Asian elephant born in 1971, recently became a major subject of debate for what species should have legal personhood.


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  • Supreme Court Issues Ruling in West Virginia v. EPA Case
  • August 2nd, 2022 — by Betsy Randolph — Category: Environmental Law

  • On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA ruling that the Clean Air Act (CAA) § 111(d) did not authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a generation shifting approach that directed power plants to use clean energy sources over time.


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  • Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Landmark McGirt Ruling
  • July 29th, 2022 — by Zachary Evans — Category: Miscellaneous

  • In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released its 5-4 decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta. The Court found the federal government and states both have authority to prosecute non-Indians for crimes committed against Indians in Indian Country (or, all land located within the boundaries of an Indian reservation).


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  • NPDES Permit Issued for Aquaculture Activities in the Gulf of Mexico
  • June 29th, 2022 — by Betsy Randolph — Category: Aquaculture

  • On June 8, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a five-year National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Ocean Era’s offshore aquaculture project in the Gulf of Mexico.


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  • Meet the 2022 SGLDIP Intern: Zachary Evans
  • June 2nd, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center has selected Zachary Evans, a rising 2L at Albany Law School in New York, for the 2022 Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program (SGLDIP). Over the summer, Zach will gain experience in the field of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes law, with an emphasis on issues facing underrepresented or indigenous communities. In addition to working with the NSGLC, Zach will work with Virginia Coastal Policy Center, the 2022 SGLDIP partner.


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  • Meet the 2022 NSGLC CEI Intern: Kennady Hertz
  • June 2nd, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is excited to welcome Kennady Hertz for its Community Engaged Internship (CEI) for the summer of 2022. Kennady is a Public Policy Leadership major at the University of Mississippi Lott Leadership Institute.


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  • Meet the 2022 NSGLC Summer Intern: Betsy Randolph
  • June 1st, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • Each summer, the National Sea Grant Law Center hires a full-time law student. This summer’s Research Associate is Betsy Randolph, a rising 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Over the course of the summer, Betsy will contribute to the NSGLC’s research projects and publications. We asked Betsy several questions to get to know her better.


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  • NSGLC Hiring Undergraduate Community Engaged Intern
  • April 4th, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, MS is seeking applicants for its Community Engaged Internship (CEI) program for the summer of 2022. Sea Grant’s CEI Program aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean and marine sciences by offering paid internships to students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. The CEI is a national program partnering with Sea Grant at colleges and universities in all coastal states.


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  • NSGLC to Hire Two Ocean and Coastal Law Fellows
  • March 29th, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) is pleased to announce the application period for two Ocean and Coastal Law Fellowship positions is open. During the one-year fellowships, which may be extended for a maximum of two years, the Fellows will conduct legal research, write articles, and prepare white papers and other materials under the supervision and direction of the Law Center director.


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