“It was illuminating. It was a tremendous experience,” says Professor and Environmental Law Center
co-director James R. May
of teaching at the National Judicial College’s “Fracking and Water: A Workshop for Judges” that was held from November 8th through the 9th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The workshop focused on fracking and water resources for judges in the Marcellus Shale region, which includes portions of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. The program opened on Thursday evening and then continued all day Friday. Professor May taught a session titled “Fundamentals of Water Quality Laws & Fracking” on Friday morning to a class of approximately 60 judges.
Noting that the session was highly interactive as intended, May called the resulting discussion “very engaged,” adding, “Judging by the feedback I’ve received, the judges enjoyed it, and they got a lot out of it.”
Founded in 1963, the National Judicial College is located on the University of Nevada’s Reno campus. Run by an 18-member Board of Trustees, the National Judicial College became a Nevada not-for-profit educational corporation on January 1, 1978. The National Judicial College’s faculty consists of judges, lawyers, and legal professionals with national and international experience.
May joins Dean Linda L. Ammons
, who has served since 1993, and Associate Professor Jules Epstein
as National Judicial College faculty.