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Environmental Law Society
Week of March 1-5

Announcing the Next Installment of ELS Roundtables!

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 in room 355 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.   


Lunch with the Chicago Zoological Society

Tuesday, March 2 from 12:00-1:00pm (Room 355)


Meet Jim Ritt, an antitrust lawyer turned environmental teacher. Mr. Ritt practiced law for over 30 years, working as a prosecutor in a law firm, and as in-house counsel. Eventually retiring from law, Mr. Ritt is now an instructor at the Chicago Zoological Society and teaches environmentally oriented classes for students from preschool through graduate school.


ELS Organizer: Jennifer Baader


Again, RSVP to to reserve your space.


Alternative Careers in Public Interest Law

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Room 210

What can you do with a law degree? How have law degrees enhanced the career paths of Kent alumni and other law school graduates in Chicago that are not currently engaged in the traditional practice of law? Are you interested in public service? Come and learn from a panel of law school graduates that are using their degrees in non-traditional and exciting ways!

Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and the Career Services Office. The program will be videotaped and available for viewing online through the Career Services Office.

Please RSVP through Symplicity under the Events tab. Food will be provided!!


                       Lobby Day with Sierra Club!

ELS is mobilizing a group of students to accompany Sierra Club on Lobby Day. ELS members who attended Lobby Day last year said it was a unique experience that they really enjoyed.

This year, Lobby Day will be on Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 11th.  
Email for more information or to attend.

            2009-2010 T-Shirt Design Contest!

Submission Deadline: Noon on March 12, 2010

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, technic al requirements for file types,
 and the like, please email Kate Thomas at or

Questions? --

If you have any questions about ELS, please feel free to email Jennifer Schaffer (ELS secretary) at or check out our web page at


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