Environmental Law Society
Who We Are
The Environmental Law Society promotes discussion and awareness of environmental legal issues in the areas of public and private environmental law, and of environmental issues, and provides opportunities for alliance building among current students and alumni. The Environmental Law Society consists of students who are advocates for the environment, regardless of a future intent to practice environmental law. We want to stimulate awareness of current local and global environmental issues to the New England Law student body.
Our mission is to promote discussion and awareness of environmental legal issues in the areas of public and private environmental law, to promote discussion and awareness of environmental issues that our society faces, and to provide opportunities for alliance building among current and past students of New England Law | Boston.
ELS Executive Board 2015 - 2016
- President: Ben Anderson'16
- Vice President: Christine Vana '16
- Treasurer: Kate Brady '17
- Evening Representative: Lynn Alexis'19
- 1L Representative (D1): Marvin Barnett'18
What Does the Environmental Law Society Do?
Some of our past events include:
- Discussion Series: Must EPA Regulate CO2?
- Community Action and Environmental Law: The Battle over Brockton Power
- Offshore Wind Energy in Massachusetts and Beyond
- Environmental Law Career Panel
In order to foster discussion and awareness of current environmental issues plaguing our society, ELS hosts movie nights, where students and faculty have an opportunity to learn about an environmental concern, share their opinions about the issue, and brainstorm solutions for the future. ELS hosts an annual career panel, where local environmental and energy attorneys from both public and private sectors discuss their experiences practicing law and give helpful advice to the students.
Throughout the school year, ELS is dedicated to raising money for its student grant program, which gives a stipend to a dedicated student who has secured an environmental/energy internship over the summer and would otherwise go unpaid.
Fundraising includes bake sales, a vegetarian potluck lunch for students and faculty, and the "Go-Green Party," our mid-spring semester bash, co-hosted with the Animal Law Society. ELS hopes to get more involved with in the Boston community by engaging in local clean-ups around the city and by networking with the Environmental Law Societies from local law schools.
Environmental Law Society Newsletter
Every semester, ELS issues an online newsletter to shed light on important environmental issues and discuss upcoming and past events.
How Can I Be a Part of the Environmental Law Society?
Join the Environmental Law Society page on TWEN, and check out the New England Law | Boston Environmental Law Society Facebook page!