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Belmont Law School Alumna Receives 2015 Writing Award

PatPatty Whitehead, a recent graduate of the Belmont University College of Law, was recently named as the winner of the 2015 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.

The event is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law and is open to law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school. Whitehead’s paper “Opportunities for Environmental Justice Review in Title V Permits Under the Tennessee Air Quality Act” addressed disproportionate air quality among minority and low-income communities.

The competition is sponsored by the Environmental Law Section in memory of Jon Hastings, one of the founding members of the section.