WMU-Cooley Law School’s Environmental Law Society hosted Attorney Laura Chappelle, former policy adviser for both the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate.
While speaking about the history of state and federal regulation of the utility industry and legal careers in environmental law, Chappelle advised law student to visit facilities like Lansing’s Board of Water and Light, or Consumers Energy. She also spoke about paying attention to issues that involve regulatory agencies such as the Michigan Public Service Commission and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy to help keep up to date on what is happening in the industry.
During the Nov. 5 event, Chappelle also explained the importance practicing social skills while in law school by participating in the debate team, mentoring others, and taking advantage of public speaking opportunities when available.
Chappelle, a WMU-Cooley graduate, practices energy law and administrative law at Varnum LLP.