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Week of February 28th, 2011

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 networking reception. Learn more and register here.

The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer Environmental Law Committee Meetings

Environmental Law Society members are invited to attend the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section activities.

March 24th at 12:15 pm at Chicago Bar Association: Committee meeting, featuring John Quail, Director of Watershed Planning for Friends of the Chicago River, and Dave Scriven-Young, attorney at Peckar & Abramson, discussing environmental issues in land development.

April 16th from 9am-noon, Site To Be Announced: Earth Day Cleanup-- Join the YLS Environmental Law Committee in participating in Friends of the Parks' Earth Day Clean-Up on Saturday, April 16, 2011.  The YLS will be volunteering at one of the city's parks or preserves from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friends of the Parks will provide equipment for the clean-up, but volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, gloves, and weather appropriate gear. There will be an informal gathering at a local bar near the park afterward to grab a drink, network with fellow volunteers and toast to a making one of Chicago's parks a little bit cleaner.  Please R.S.V.P. To joey.barnett@yahoo.com  by Friday, March 1st. 

April 28th at 12:15 pm at Chicago Bar Association: Committee meeting, featuring speakers to be announced, regarding use of expert witnesses in environmental litigation.

May 26th at 12:15 pm at Chicago Bar Association: Committee meeting, featuring speaker to be announced, regarding criminal aspects of environmental law.


Earth Day 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 eyee@kentlaw.edu. 

Register for Lobby Day

The Environmental Law Society will be bringing a group of student toSpringfield 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 sbeebe@kentlaw.edu for more information.

Energy Bar Association 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 www.eba-net.org.

Round Table Events

The Environmental Law Society is planning round tables with the EPA, Attorney General's office, a solo environmental practitioner, and more. Stay tuned for more information.

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