State Bar of Texas Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section

2017 Summer Law Clerk / Internship Program for Law Students

The State Bar of Texas, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section is sponsoring seven summer internships for students currently in their second year of law school with each of the following: (i) the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (ii) the Office of the Attorney General (Environmental Protection and Administrative Law Division), (iii) the Railroad Commission of Texas, (iv) the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, (v) the Texas General Land Office, (vi) the Texas Water Development Board, and (vii) the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (Environmental Crimes Division).
Please complete and return ENRLS Internship Application by the November 30, 2016. 
To be eligible for selection for one of the internships, students must submit all of the following:
  1. the completed application form
  2. an unofficial copy of the student’s most current transcript, and
  3. the student’s updated resume.
All three of the above-mentioned documents are required to be submitted for an applicant to be considered. Applications should be submitted by email to

Texas Environmental Law, 2016-2017 ed. (Vols. 45 and 46, Texas Practice Series)

Now available through the Thomson Reuter’s website.

Environmental Law provides an analytical discussion of relevant state and federal legislation and applicable caselaw. Written by more than 40 Texas experts on environmental law, this source offers considerable depth of coverage. Its practice-oriented design enables you to find answers systematically and efficiently. 

It contains an overview of the requirements, liabilities, participants and jurisdictional issues of specific activities, plus practice-oriented insights.

Trees For Houston

Carroll Academy, located in the Aldine area of Houston, desperately needed trees to shade their campus after losing them to the recent drought. On Sunday, November 4, Trees For Houston partnered with the State Bar of Texas Environment and Natural Resources Law Section to plant 20, 15-gallon trees. Community volunteers with Xerox participated in the planting activity as well. Their efforts guaranteed a vital environmental improvement to the area where children walk, ride their bikes and play. After the worst drought in state history, it is more important than ever to replant Houston’s canopy. Our city has lost hundreds of thousands of trees, and Trees For Houston is currently focused on conservation and drought remediation projects.
For More Information logon to:
Phone: 713.840.8733

TELJ Announces Recipient of Jimmy Alan Hall Student Note Award

Jimmy Alan Hall congratulates award winner Ashleigh Acevedo as current EIC Lyn Clancy applauds.

ENRLS Chair, Jean Flores, and Jimmy Alan Hall, enjoy the annual TELJ banquet.
On April 9, 2015, representatives from our Section participated in the annual banquet of the Texas Environmental Law Journal (TELJ) students from the University of Texas School of Law. Since 2012, TELJ has presented a Student Note Award created by the ENRLS in honor of past Editor-In-Chief, Jimmy Alan Hall. Current Editor-In-Chief, Lyn Clancy announced that the recipient of the Jimmy Allan Hall Student Note Award is Ms. Ashleigh Acevedo. Ms. Acevado, a third year law student, also served as the student Editor-In-Chief of the TELJ during the past year. Ms. Acevado's name will be added to a plaque at the UT Law School.

ENRLS Announces Winners of Buck Wynne Scholarships
The Section awards the Buck J. Wynne Memorial scholarship at each of the State's law schools for the high grading student in introductory environmental law classes. The scholarship award is $1,000. The Committee coordinates the scholarship program with the law schools.

Marcy Allen
Baylor University
School of Law

Anthony Lucisano
Baylor University
School of Law

Elizabeth Resendez
St. Mary's University 
School of Law

Brittany Smolik
South Texas
College of Law

Jaclyn Kalinoski
S.Methodist University
School of Law

Brett Miller
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Rachel Stuteville
Texas Tech University
School of Law

Ignacia Mendoza
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law

Virdiana Darby
University of Houston
Law Center

Katherine Leuschel
University of Texas
School of Law

18th Annual
Changing Face of Water Rights Course

Cosponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and the Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

MCLE Credit: 13 hours, including 2.75 ethics hours. Applies to the Texas Bar College and to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Administrative, Oil, Gas & Mineral, and Real Estate Law.

San Antonio - Live Presentation
February 23-24, 2017

Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa (210-647-1234)
Register now to save $50!
ENRL Section members save $75! REPTL Section members save $100 ($25 of it provided by REPTL)! Attorneys licensed 5 years or less and government employees attend for half off!

If you have any questions or would like to register by phone, please call 1-800-204-2222, ext. 1574.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now to Get the Discounted Rate!
Call the Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa at 210-647-1234 before the January 25 deadline to get the special rate of $204/night. Inform the hotel at the time of your reservation that you are attending this State Bar of Texas course. Or, make your reservation online.

Topic Highlights: 
  • Who Owns the Rain? Diffuse Surface Water, State Water, and Rainwater Harvesting
  • Rural Public and Private Funding Opportunities for Water Projects
  • Water Documents: Real Estate Forms Manual
  • Interplay Between Oil & Gas Law and Water Law
  • Challenges Facing the Region's Water Supply: Insights from the Legislature
  • River Recreation in Texas

Your registration includes:

  • Coffee and pastries provided each morning
  • Lunch provided both days
  • Complimentary wireless internet in the meeting room
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Course materials provided as a PDF download and printed notebook at no additional cost, or receive the PDF download only for a discount!

Come a day early for
Water Rights 101

MCLE Credit: 3 hours. Applies to Texas Bar College and to the Texas Board of Legal specialization in Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, and Real Estate Law.

San Antonio - Live Presentation
February 22, 2017

Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa (210-647-1234)
REPTL Section members save $25! (discount provided by REPTL)
Attorneys licensed 5 years or less save $50!
Register Now!

Topic Highlights:
  • Who's Who & Terms
  • Groundwater Law
  • Surface Water Law
  • Administrative Law
  • An Insider's Guide to Advanced Water Rights Issues

Register for these programs and you may access the streaming videos of the speeches for up to a year and the digital course materials for several years. You'll find them at within 6-8 weeks after the live program, under My Online Benefits. (You'll need to log in as a registered user of the site to access this feature.)


If you have information that could lead to the publication of great journal content, please contact: Lyn Clancy, Editor-in-Chief, at

New ENRLS Member Benefit: View Interviews With Texas Judges

The Section is pleased to present From the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Environmental/Administrative Cases, a series of insightful, practice-oriented judicial interviews conducted by Ron Beal, Baylor Law School Professor Beal and Author, Texas Administrative Practice and Procedure. These videos are available for ENRLS Members to view online at no charge. CLE credit is available for a nominal fee. Members click here>>

Nonmembers may view these videos and receive CLE credit, or become a member to view the videos at no charge. Nonmembers, click here for more information>>

Become a Texas Green Star Certified Law Firm!

Certify your law office under the State Bar of Texas Green Star Program. This program is designed to challenge Texas law offices to become better environmental and energy stewards by participating in the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge. Learn more and apply for certification >>
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