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Week of February 21st, 2011

The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer Environmental Law Committee Meeting

Environmental Law Society members are invited to attend the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section that will take place on February 24th at 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at the Chicago Bar Association. The meeting will feature Illinois Pollution Control Board Member Carrie Zalewski, who will be speaking about practicing law before the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Ms. Zalewski was appointed to the Illinois Pollution Control Board by Governor Pat Quinn in 2009.

For more informatio and to RSVP, please go to

Register Today: March 4th Environmental Law Symposium

The Environmental Law Society and Chicago Park District are co-hosting the Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium on March 4, 2011 from 12-5pm with a networking reception to follow. The symposium will focus on issues facing the Chicago Area Waterway System, such as the ongoing Asian carp litigation, water quality standards  applicable to the Chicago River, as well as efforts to study separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River. The symposium will be held in the Chicago-Kent auditorium. There will be a $5 entrance fee that includes the panels, open bar, and netwroking reception. Learn more and register here.

Elections for 1L Section Representative

The Environmental Law Society will be holding elections for new 1L Section A and B representatives.  Eligible candidates are dues-paying ELS members from Section A, B and C.  Interested members please send a statement of interest to by Monday, February 21st.

Last Week's Festivities

We had a great turn-out at the inter-school social last week.  Thanks again for alums Nicole Mayer, Jenny Grossman and Katy Lemanski for coming out! Also, we raised over $300 at our Valentine's Sweet Treat Bakesale on Monday.  All the proceeds will go entirely towards our 3 fellowships.

Earthday Coming Soon

The Environmental Law Society will be holding events for Earth Week in mid-April, which will include a movie and popcorn night, an alumni panel and a raffle. We also have a beach cleanup coming up soon, stay tuned for details.  For information email 

Register for Lobby Day

The Environmental Law Society will be bringing a group of student to Springfield to see how the legislative process works first hand.  The date is Tuesday, March 29th (evening) to Wednesday, March 30th (all day) and the cost will be between $25-50 depending on how many people go.  E-mail for more information.

Energy Bar Assocoaition Membership

EBA membership is a great deal for students and professors (at just $25 or $65, respectively) interested in Energy Law.  Among other benefits, membership offers opportunities for networking with established energy lawyers and professionals, access to a job bank, and subscriptions to the Energy Law Journal and quarterly newsletter.

For further information about EBA, or for hard copies of the benefits card and other membership information, please call the EBA Administrative office at 202-223-5625, or visit the web site at


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