Sabin Colloquium


Columbia Law School

May 20-21, 2021 (via Zoom)

This 9th Annual Sabin Colloquium will allow junior environmental law scholars to present early-stage work and receive constructive feedback from a panel of senior scholars and from each other. 

Eligible applicants are pre-tenure professors, fellows, visiting assistant professors, and other junior scholars in similar academic positions.  Papers on environmental law, energy law, natural resources law or water law are eligible. No junior scholar may participate in the Colloquium more than twice.

The panel will select the proposals for discussion based on the degree of innovation they exhibit, the extent to which they point toward practical solutions to environmental problems, and whether, based on the scholarly and analytical quality of the proposals, they are likely to lead to high-quality work products. 

To enter, please submit a cover letter, an outline or concept paper of 5 -15 double-spaced pages, and a C.V. to by March 1.  If an article has already been drafted, please just submit a summary of no more than 15 pages.  Footnotes are not expected.  Articles that have already been accepted for publication are not eligible. This event is for early-stage work that can still be significantly shaped by the discussion at the Colloquium.

Authors of selected papers will be notified by March 30.  All Colloquium participants will be expected to participate in the full program (the afternoons of May 20 and 21) and to read and comment on each others’ proposals.  The Colloquium will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The senior scholars who will be judging this year's competition and participating in the workshop are:

Alejandro Camacho – University of California, Irvine School of Law

Michael Gerrard -- Columbia Law School

Emily Hammond – George Washington University Law School

Zygmunt Plater – Boston College Law School