Belmont Law Review

Volume 7, Issue 2 (2021)

Since its inception in 2012, the Belmont Law Review has enthusiastically sought to create and preserve a platform for intellectual exchange on topics affecting the legal profession. The members of this student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal dedicate themselves to facilitating, promoting, and engaging in valuable legal discourse through the Review's annual symposium, events, and publications.

In Volume 7, the Review marks its second year of biannual publication. Issue 2 of this volume showcases the scholarly work of presenters at the October 2019 Symposium on Contemporary Issues in Environmental Law. The issue comprises an exciting array of articles and notes, featuring professors, deans, attorneys, and students alike. The Review extends its sincere thanks to the symposium presenters and panelists for sharing their invaluable time and perspectives with the Nashville legal community.

The Review also wishes to express its appreciation for the commitment of the Belmont University College of Law faculty, staff, and administration in supporting and advancing the Review's purposes. We extend particular gratitude to Professor Jeffrey Omar Usman, whose continued help and counsel has been instrumental in guiding the Review through its seventh year.

Lastly, I would personally like to thank our dedicated staff of editors who have worked tirelessly to ensure the quality of this publication and without whom this issue would not be possible. Should our successors follow your lead, I am confident that the Review will have a bright and promising future.



"Forever Chemicals": Forever Altering the Legal Landscape
Leticia M. Diaz and Margaret R. Stewart

Student Notes

Symposium Materials


Contemporary Issues in Environmental Law
Jenny Howard, Amanda Garcia, and Bart Kempf

Dean Adams

Managing Editor
Connor McDonald

Executive Articles Editor
Neely Baugh-Dash

Executive Notes Editor
Eric Donica

Executive Events Editor
Grace Peck

Executive Symposium Editor
Marisa Garcia

Executive Development & Technology Editor
Jene Richer

Executive Submissions and Transcripts Editor
Austin Warehime

Submissions & Transcripts Editors
Hailey Janeway | Trey Woodall

Articles & Notes Editors
Stacia Burns | Tenia Clayton
Emily Guthrie | Kiley Hoppe
Megan Keelan | Joseph Leray
Shelby Lomax | Ward Pickens

Associate Editors
Hannah Berny | Taylor Cross
Tate Ducker | Ashley Gholston
Meaghan Gray | Carson Hartig
Hannah Jones | Joshua Kleppin
Rachel Mangan | Evan Montes-Dawson
John Nix | Justin Powers
Alexandra Roberts | Nathaniel Sherman
Madison Wait | Kelly Walker
Austin Wells

Faculty Advisor
Professor Jeffrey Omar Usman