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Millan Teaches Environmental and Compliance Seminar at Tulane and Loyola Law Schools
March 4, 2004

This spring, litigation special counsel Stanley Millan is teaching an advanced Environmental Enforcement and Compliance Seminar at Loyola and Tulane Schools of Law. The Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings classes teach law students and law clinic and graduate law students the administrative, civil, and/or criminal enforcement tools agencies and citizens have under environmental laws to deter violations. Company defenses and environmental management systems are also emphasized for aspiring corporate and defense counsel. Lectures include such topics as agency information gathering, inspections, searches, penalties, supplemental environmental projects, injunctions, citizen suits, standing, the responsible corporate official doctrine, criminal negligence, federal sentencing guidelines, and environmental compliance audits. Groups of students in varying roles of citizen, agency, and company counsels are assigned environmental problems for presentations and papers later in the semester. Millan uses assigned cases and his newly updated text, Louisiana Environmental Compliance (Thompson-West 2003), for reading and as a reference manual for the course. Various environmental managers who use his book in the field have told him they find it a useful device to quickly review the applicable laws and regulations in this changing area of the law.