RMM Associate Elizabeth Sarine joined the board of directors for the nonprofit California Water Law Symposium on June 2, 2014. The annual Water Law Symposium is a collaboration of six northern California law schools: University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, Golden Gate University, UC Davis, and University of the Pacific, McGeorge. Organized by law students, the events regularly draw over 300 attendees from California’s water law and policy arenas. In 2010, the Water Law Symposium won the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resource’s Law Student Program of the Year Award.
During her years at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Elizabeth served as symposium co-chair in 2012 and as panel co-chair in 2011 for the Water Law Symposium. The 2012 Symposium at Boalt Hall focused on the need to find sustainable approaches to the management of California’s water resources in the face of increasing uncertainty and competing demands. One of the highlights was a presentation by the late Professor Joseph Sax on the Past, Present, and Future of the Public Trust Doctrine in California. A video of this presentation, and the other panels of the 2012 Symposium, can be viewed here.