Energy Law & Policy Project
Exploring innovative law and policy to promote a green energy future
Faculty Leaders for the Energy Law and Policy Project are Professor Adell Amos, Professor Roberta Mann, and Adjunct Instructor Jennifer Gleason.
Rebecca Rushton is a second year law student focusing on ocean and coastal law. She is primarily interested in offshore renewable energy sources, such as wind and wave energy. The summer after her first year, she worked as a research assistant for the Ocean and Coastal Law Center editing and updating a chapter on Renewable Energy. Prior to law school, Rebecca received her B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina with a concentration in Coastal Resource Management. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and visiting the Oregon coast.
Jason Nelson-Elting is a third-year law student whose interests are numerous and widely varied, as evidenced by the three ENR fellowships he has held in his time at Oregon Law. During his first year he was a Dean’s Environmental Law Fellow working with the Global Environmental Democracy Project, during his second year he was a Bowerman Fellow working with the Sustainable Land Use Project, and this year he is a Bowerman Fellow working with the Energy Law and Policy Project. As part of his Bowerman Fellowship last year, Jason completed a research project entitled ‚ÄúA Local Government‚Äôs Guide to Utilizing Exactions for the Improvement of Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity.‚Äù He enjoyed working with UO faculty and local attorneys so much in completing that project that he decided to tackle another one this year. As a Bowerman Fellow with the Energy Law and Policy Project, Jason will work on a research project examining the intersection between energy law, tax policy, and sustainability.
Elena Domingo is a third-year law student focusing her studies on energy and land use law. Elena earned her B.A. in Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Public policy has always interested her and she was able to pursue this passion as an intern for a California State Senator in Sacramento. The work she completed as a student in the Federal Energy Policy and Congress class was recently published. Elena spent spring semester clerking for the City Attorney of Springfield as a Sustainable Cities Initiative extern, exploring her interest in local government law. She enjoys volunteering and received an Outstanding Achievement Award for her community service work. Elena is working towards a statement of completion in environmental and natural resource law and hopes to pursue a career in energy law after graduation.
Taylor Engers is a third-year law student at the University of Oregon. He is primarily interested in energy law and its continuing development with new environmental legislation. In the winter during is second year, Taylor worked with the Hon. Howard W. Cummins to contribute to a white paper proposing legislation that suggests steps towards a unified national energy policy. He is also drafting a note to the Oregon legislature suggesting statutory changes that would enable greater investment in renewable generation sources. During his second year summer, Taylor worked in-house for Fred Meyer, where among other issues, he researched and resolved environmental issues relating to fuel stations. Following law school, Taylor hopes to continue his work in the environmental realm of law and would like to one day be general counsel for a renewable energy company. In his free time, Taylor enjoys basketball, golf, skiing, gardening, and just about anything outdoors.
- Climate Change Law and Policy
- Energy and the Law
- Federal Energy Policy and the Congress
- Regulated Energy Utility Law
- Renewable Energy
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