For Immediate Release:  Mar 3, 2009
2009, 03, 03

Hofstra's Environmental Law Society hosts Annual William R. Ginsberg Memorial Alumni Dinner

Hofstra's Environmental Law Society hosts Annual William R. Ginsberg Memorial Alumni Dinner

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra’s Environmental Law Society (ELS) will host the Annual William R. Ginsberg Memorial Alumni Dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2009, presented in conjunction with the Energy and the Environment: Empowering Consumers Conference.   A new fellowship has been established in honor of William Ginsberg and will be announced at the dinner.  

The Alumni Dinner honors William R. Ginsberg, a pioneer in the field of environmental law who taught at Hofstra Law School for 29 years.  Paying tribute to the late Ginsberg will be his family, the ELS, Hofstra Law Professors Katrina Fischer Kuh and James Hickey Jr. as well as other colleagues.

Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hofstra University Club.  The dinner fee is $70 per person.  For more information or to RSVP, email lawnzm@hofstra.edu or visitlaw.hofstra.edu/Environment.

The William R. Ginsberg Memorial Summer Fellowship in Environmental Law is being established by the Estate of Marian O. Naumburg in honor of Professor Ginsberg.  

Hofstra Law School Dean and Professor of Law Nora V. Demleitner said, “I am so proud that we are able to honor Professor William Ginsberg through this fellowship, which will give law students the opportunity to pursue a summer internship at the Natural Resources Defense Council, or other government or not-for-profit environmental organization.  This fellowship will pay tribute to Professor Ginsberg’s life work, his dedication to Hofstra Law School and the environmental law field,” said 

The ELS sponsors environmentally-minded programs both on- and off-campus.  The objectives of the ELS are to raise awareness about environmental issues, educate people about how they can help and curb the environmental impact at Hofstra through the use of environmental technology.  The organization promotes networking between students, alumni and professionals by coordinating events and employment opportunities.

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