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Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society

Chicago-Kent's Environmental Law Society (ELS) is a student organization focused on enhancing our school's profile as one of the nation's top-rated environmental law schools. We do this by:

  • Heightening awareness of environmental law and its connection with other bodies of law and disciplines;
  • Promoting sustainability within our law school;
  • Raising student eco-consciousness and encouraging personal sustainability throughout the student body;
  • Supporting students financially in their quest to serve the environment; and
  • Contributing to the enhancement of the environmental law curriculum.

We pursue this mission in a number of ways, including speaker panels, environmental summits, internal initiatives, fundraising and social events. We are also a member of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), which enables us to partner with other law schools nationwide.

ELS Constitution and Bylaws


Alumni Panel
Thursday, November 3rd, at 4:00 pm in room C40

ELS is hosting an environmental alumni panel! The panel members include Leslie Kirby-Miles, Associate Regional Counsel from region 5 EPA, Christine Zeivel, Assistant Attorney General from the Illinois Attorney General's Office, and Amy Antoniolli, staff attorney from Schiff Harden law firm. This session will offer students an excellent opportunity to network with a practicing attorneys. Free food will be provided!

Beach Clean-up
Thanks to Chris Grubb, Ashley Brody, Patrick Abbott, Eric Michel, Alicia Qiu, Sue Baader and Jen Baader for participating in the beach cleanup on Saturday, September 10! We collected 171 pounds/14 bags of garbage, and 67th Street Beach has never looked so nice. Pictures of the event can be found at the Chicago-Kent ELS facebook group and here.