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2009-2010 T-Shirt Contest

Submission Deadline: NOON on OCTOBER 25th

FIRST PRIZE: $50 Gift Certificate to Publican Restaurant and YOUR design on this year’s shirt!
•The contest is open to ALL currently-enrolled Chicago-Kent students. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your creative side and your design skills!  You could even win a fabulous prize in the process!
The fine print: The winning design will be creative, imaginative, and incorporate the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society in some way.  Designers are welcome to select their own imagery.  A broad color palette of shirts and ink is available for use in the design. 
The even finer print: All designs must be original.  No copyrighted designs, logos, or slogans may be submitted.  Team submissions are fine, but only one gift certificate will be awarded.  All designs must be submitted on or before the deadline.  No late submissions will be considered.  The winning design will be selected by the ELS Board of Directors.
•For details on available ink/shirt colors, technical requirements for file types, and the like, please email Kate Thomas at

Announcing ELS Roundtable Tuesdays!

Considering an environmental externship?

Want to make some connections?


The first 12 students to RSVP for each Roundtable will receive a free lunch featuring a government agency, non-profit, or law firm!

 How it works: RSVP to Jennifer Schaffer at, indicating the roundtable(s) that you wish to attend. Then, show up to conference room 547 to enjoy free lunch with an environmental practitioner, courtesy of ELS. The lunch is informal. If you have questions for our guest, feel free to ask them. If not, just come eat and make new friends.

 Please note that there is a 12 student maximum (excluding the ELS organizer), so you must RSVP for the roundtable and be put on the guest list. If you are scheduled to attend, but cannot make it, please notify Jennifer as soon as possible.   

 The Schedule

 Lunch with Illinois Attorney General’s Environmental Enforcement DivisionTuesday, October 27 from 12:00-1:00pm in Room 547

Meet Evan McGinley, an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois.  Mr. McGinley is a Chicago-Kent alumnus with thirteen years of experience.  Prior to his work as an AAG, Mr. McGinley practiced environmental law at two mid-sized firms in Los Angeles.  ELS Organizer: Melissa Senatore

 Lunch with Illinois Pollution Control Board Tuesday, November 3 from 12:00-1:00pm in Room 547 

Meet Marie Tipsord and Kathleen Crowley from the Illinois Pollution Control Board.  Ms. Tipsord is the Attorney Assistant to IPCB’s Acting Chairman Girard.  Kathleen Crowley is Senior Staff Attorney for the Board.  They tell great stories and frequently hire Kent externs.  ELS Organizer: Nicole Mayer

 Lunch with Alliance for the Great Lakes Tuesday, November 10 from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 547 

Meet Joel Brammeier. Mr. Brammeier serves as acting president and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. On staff since 2001, Joel oversees a staff of 20 professionals dedicated to protecting and restoring clean water, educating citizens and youth and building a sustainable future for the Great Lakes. ELS Organizers: Chris Grubb and Kate Thomas

 Lunch with U.S. EPA, Region Five Tuesday, November 17 from 12:00-1:00pm in Room 547 

Meet Leslie Kirby-Miles. Ms. Kirby-Miles is Associate Regional Counsel for U.S. EPA, Region Five, and a Chicago-Kent alumnus. She also holds a policy degree and has worked at both Region 5 and EPA Headquarters. ELS Organizer: Melanie Hoekstra

Don’t see your top roundtable choice here? Not to worry. For the spring semester, ELS is working to confirm a speaker from a private law firm’s environmental group, Exelon, the NRDC, and the Chicago Zoological Society. Please stay tuned for those announcements. 


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