Jennifer Chen '12 places first in New York State Bar Association's environmental essay contest

Jennifer Chen '12Jennifer Chen ’12 has won first prize in the Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. In addition to a $1,000 prize, her piece will be published in both the NYU Environmental Law Journal and the New York Environmental Lawyer, the latter a publication of the bar association.

In “The Efficiency and Management of the International Trade in Electronic Waste: Is There a Better Plan Than a Ban?” Chen analyzes the economic efficiency of the international electronic waste trade, the existing regulatory regime, and potential improvements to the regime in light of the efficiency analysis. University Professor Richard Stewart, director of the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law, and Adjunct Professor Michael Livermore ’06, executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity, provided helpful commentary on her draft, Chen said. She is currently a law clerk at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Posted on December 13, 2012