2010 grad takes first in environmental law essay contest
Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz '10 was awarded first prize in the New York State Bar Association environmental law section’s Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest. The prize is awarded to the top environmental law article submitted by a current or graduating student from a New York State law school. Kalmuss-Katz’s submission, “Eco-Antiterrorism: EPA’s Role in Safeguarding our Nation’s Chemical Plants,” analyzes the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act to require anti-terrorism measures at water treatment plants and other chemical facilities. He wrote the paper through a directed research project supervised by Richard Stewart, John Edward Sexton Professor of Law. It will be published in an upcoming issue of the NYU Environmental Law Journal.
The prize included a $1,000 award, an invitation to the environmental law section's recent fall meeting, and forthcoming publication of the paper in the New York Environmental Lawyer, the section's journal. Kalmuss-Katz is currently an associate at Sive, Paget & Riesel, an environmental law firm based in New York.
Published October 21, 2010