Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

The Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
October 20-23, 2011


Register Today!
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law. APIEL welcomes law and policy students, attorneys, community activists, scientists, and policy experts for a weekend of workshops and panels focused on exchanging information and fostering collaboration on the most critical environmental law issues of our time. The APIEL conference hopes to create a common ground for community organizers, lawyers and researchers to communicate, educate each other and have fun. For students, APIEL is a chance to network with leading lawyers, professionals, and community activists who are fighting for environmental justice and economic transition in central Appalachia.

Topics Include:
● Mountaintop removal and strip mining
● Citizen enforcement of Tennessee water law
● National Pollutants Discharge Elimination System Permits
● “Lands Unsuitable for Mining”: citizen victories
● Endangered Species Act
● Creating mineral tax trust funds for economic diversification
● Activist-attorney relations
● “Know your rights” as activists and as the attorneys who represent them

A complete list of workshops and panels will soon be available at

Attendance fee: $65 (includes pizza on Thursday night).

All other meals, transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Participants who are only attending part of the conference may pay by the day.

For More Information and to Register for APIEL
Visit the APIEL website at

Email us:
Call: (865) 257-4029 Fax: (888) 201-1104

APIEL CONFERENCE POB 20363 Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

We look forward to meeting you there!