Date Submitted: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:37:08 GMT

LAW 2077 v00 : Environmental Lawyering

Last edit: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 22:37:59 GMT

Druthers submitted by: sac54
Fall 2020
LLM Adjunct
UserID Name Email
sac54 Colangelo, Sara
LAW 2077 v00: Environmental Lawyering
Environmental Lawyering
F 11:10am-1:10pm (9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, and 12/4)
Special Requirement


This course is required for the Environmental & Energy Law LL.M. program and is restricted to LL.M. students admitted to that program.

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS. Enrolled students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain enrolled. Waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain eligible to be admitted off the waitlist. All enrolled students must attend each class session in its entirety. Failure to attend the first class session in its entirety will result in a drop; failure to attend any subsequent class session in its entirety will result in a withdrawal.

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Personal Information


Sara Colangelo is the Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Program and an Adjunct Professor of Law. She oversees the Environmental Law J.D. and LL.M. programming for the Law Center. She also teaches two advanced environmental law seminars and has taught Environmental Law. Professor Colangelo's areas of specialty are environmental litigation and enforcement: She speaks at conferences, appears in the media, and provides Congressional testimony on these topics. Professor Colangelo serves on the boards of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review and the Georgetown Environment Initiative. 

Previously Professor Colangelo served as a trial attorney for the Environmental Enforcement Section (EES) of the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice for many years. She joined the Division through the Attorney General’s Honors Program upon graduating law school. At EES, she managed complex civil environmental enforcement cases for pollution control and cleanup of hazardous waste sites to negotiated or litigated resolution, appearing on behalf of the United States in trials across the country. Professor Colangelo received multiple awards from the Environmental Protection Agency and from the Environment Division for her work. In addition, she was nominated for two awards from the Attorney General: The John Marshall Award and The Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions from a New Employee. 

Professor Colangelo graduated cum laude from Georgetown Law, where she was a research assistant to Professor Richard Lazarus, worked in the environmental section of the Institute for Public Representation Clinic, and served on the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the William Gaston Premium Scholarship at Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations on the Global Environment Track.

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