During summer 2019, Seth Boettcher (3L) interned with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas, secured, respectively, through the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and the Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Section of the Texas State Bar.
Alexandra “Ally” Lizano (3L) spent her 1L summer as a law clerk for the United States Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). She was placed in the Natural Resources Section (NRS) field office in Sacramento, California. For Lizano, the placement worked out perfectly since she is originally from California and was able to learn from some of the best environmental lawyers currently representing the United States.
Stacie Dowell has been working for the Trinity River Authority (TRA) since 2012, when she was hired as a paralegal. Having graduated from Texas A&M School of Law in 2017, she is now an associate in that legal department. In her role, she encounters a wide variety of legal issues spanning contract, employment, business, property, and water law.
Professor Thomas Mitchell joined Texas A&M in 2016 as a Professor of Law. He teaches property and land use courses and also serves as co-director of the Real Estate and Community Development program at the Texas A&M School of Law. While Professor Mitchell enjoys teaching, he says he has always enjoyed research, particularly when focused on broader social impacts. The primary focus of his research is real property in rural and economically disadvantaged communities, which began when he was working on his LL.M. degree at the University of Wisconsin.
August 29-30, a select group of environmental scholars from across the country was invited to a workshop at Texas A&M University School of Law(TAMU Law) to present their ongoing environmental law-related research. This first-ever Environmental Schmooze (or EnviroSchmooze) focused on climate change issues and challenges. The purpose of the workshop was to allow participants to engage in meaningful conversations and analyses in a safe environment on critical legal and policy issues related to the papers. As a result, presentations were limited to 10 minutes and substantial time was set aside for the discussions.