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May 23, 2013

Jared Margolis to serve as inaugural ENR Research Associate

Oregon Law’s Jared Margolis recently was appointed as the first Research Associate for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center (ENR). The ENR program focuses on public interest environmental law and innovations in environmental legal education. 

Throughout the past six years, Margolis has developed a private law practice with a focus on energy and environmental regulation and land use law. After earning a master’s degree in environmental studies from Brown University, he attended the Vermont Law School, where he was the environmental editor for the Vermont Law Review. Margolis also serves as the executive director for the Northern Environmental Law Center.

Most recently, Margolis has been working on the proposed relicensing of Vermont Yankee, a nuclear power plant in Vermont. In that case, Margolis represents the New England Coalition (NEC), a nonprofit advocacy group focused on investigating the safety, suitability, and environmental effects of nuclear power plants and informing the public and government agencies of the hazards and risks of nuclear power. While in Oregon, Margolis will continue to represent NEC, challenging Entergy’s application for a state certificate of public good for the Vermont Yankee plant.

Margolis spent this academic year at Oregon Law as a visiting professor. He will continue to teach Environmental and Hazardous Waste Law in the fall.

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