The John Bonine-Svitlana Kravchenko Environmental Protection Scholarship
Professor John Bonine started his legal career as a lawyer in EPA's Office of General Counsel, defending EPA in 200 air quality and toxic substances lawsuits and participating in the writing of the 1977 Clean Air Act amendments. In January of 1978, he arrived in Eugene as a young professor on a mission to inspire generations of lawyers in environmental advocacy. Upon his arrival, he developed and taught a class on the Clean Air Act and established the nation's first Environmental Law Clinic.
More than three decades later, Oregon Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law program consistently ranks among the nation's top 10, and has added an LL.M. program that had been run by the late Professor Svitlana Kravchenko.
In 2010, several of Professors Bonine and Kravchenko's former students honored their legacy of environmental protection by formulating a scholarship in their name. Eligible students include students who have:
- Completed of one or more years of study in the Law School’s JD program or admission to or current enrollment in the Environmental LL.M. program;
- Demonstrated a passion for protecting our planet and commitment to the field of environmental and natural resources law; and
- Demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career primarily devoted to serving the public’s interest in improving and preserving the environment.
To endow the scholarship, the law school must raise $25,000 by December 2014.