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Natural Resources Journal CLE Symposium

April 6, 2019

Hot Topics in Environmental Law

Please join the Natural Resources Journal staff for a Continuing Legal Education symposium, "Hot Topics in Environmental Law" to be held in Room 2401, UNM School of Law, 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque on Saturday, April 6th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. There will be 3.0 hours of general MCLE credit offered for the entire symposium.

Please bring your NM State Bar number for CLE Credit. Parking is free, and there is no pre-registration or fee required.

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About the Speakers

Josh Mann graduated from UNM in 2006 and was the student editor-in-chief of the NRJ. He worked for four years as special assistant attorney general with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, for four years as a water manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, for four years as an attorney with the Office of the Solicitor and is now on a two-year detail with the Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office. 

Patrick A. Parenteau is Professor of Law and Senior Counsel in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School. He previously served as director of the Environmental Law Center at VLS from 1993-1999; and was the founding director of the ENRLC in 2004. Professor Parenteau has an extensive background in environmental and natural resources law. His previous positions include Vice President for Conservation with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington D.C. (1976-1984); Regional Counsel to the New England Regional Office of the EPA in Boston (1984-1987); Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (1987-1989); and Senior Counsel with the Perkins Coie law firm in Portland, Oregon (1989-1993). He is the only attorney to have been at every meeting of the "God Squad" for the Endangered Species Act.

Samantha Ruscavage-Barz is a senior staff attorney for WildEarth Guardians. She received her juris doctorate from University of New Mexico School of Law in 2008, and her PhD. in Anthropology from Washington State University in 1999. Samantha joined WildEarth Guardians in 2010 after working as a staff attorney for Advocates for the West and a stint as a solo practitioner specializing in public interest environmental law. She focuses on curtailing fossil fuel development on public lands and protecting air quality. Samantha spent 17 years as an archaeologist in the public and private sectors before attending law school which led to her interest in advocating for and effecting protection of natural and cultural resources.