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Emory Law alumna receives prestigious national environmental writing award

Emory University School of Law |

Jin Hyung Lee 17L received the 2017 Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award from the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) for her comment “Establishing Applicable Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters on Indian Reservations, “ which appeared in volume 66, issue 4 of the Emory Law Journal, published in the spring of 2017.  Ms. Lee received a cash prize and delivered a presentation at the ACOEL annual meeting.  The Emory Law Journal will also receive a cash prize.

The Hermann Award is given to the author of a student article, note, case comment, or essay published by the submitting law journal that in the judgment of the ACOEL best presents a current topic within the broad field of environmental law. Submissions are judged on originality, quality of research, presentation and writing, and significance of contribution to the field of environmental law.

Stephen E. Herrmann is a distinguished, nationally-recognized environmental lawyer. For some forty years, Mr. Herrmann has been a leader in the area of environmental law as a practitioner, teacher and writer. Through this award, the ACOEL honors Mr. Herrmann’s leadership in environmental law, and his part in the formation of the ACOEL.

The ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. ACOEL Fellows come from the private bar, not-for-profit organizations, government, and law schools. Membership is by invitation. Fellows are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. The ACOEL is dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice, and the development of environmental law at the state and federal levels.