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June 26, 2012

Professor Nancy Shurtz published in Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation

The University of Oregon School of Law congratulates Professor Nancy Shurtz on her publication in the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (JELL). Shurtz’s article is titled “Eco-Friendly Building from the Ground Up: Environmental Initiatives and the Case of Portland, Oregon.”

JELL provides new ideas and theories for environmental and natural resources law. It educates students studying to pursue careers in environmental law, and is a significant part of Oregon Law’s nationally ranked environmental law program.

This article incorporates more than 130 pages of Shurtz’s research, photographs and charts. The piece begins by including an in-depth history of the green building movement. This consists of not only the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, but different aspects of green building, and what people are doing about it. There are even photographs provided by Shurtz from around Portland, including one of the White Stag building.

Susan Gary, also a professor at Oregon Law said, “This article represents a substantial amount of work and should be influential, in Oregon and elsewhere.”

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