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Week of April 11th, 2011
Run for an ELS Board Position
Interested in getting more involved in the
Environmental law society? ELS members are encouraged to run for one of
the board positions (President, VP Internal, VP External, Secretary,
Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, Alumni Chair, Webmaster, Advertising
Coordinator, Sustainability Representative, and Interschool
Liaison). Remember that employers look for "extras" on resumes,
such as membership on the board of a student organization.
If you would like to run for a position, please submit a 1-page
statement of intent indicating, in addition to your interest in the
position, the following:
-The position title you are running for
-Your name, year and contact info
-Any relevant past experience
-Participation in ELS or Kent-based public interest activities
Please email your statement of intent to shannonLbeebe@gmail.com by 10PM on Monday, April 11.
Environmental Law Society Summer Fellowship
Environmental Law Society's Annual Keith I. Harley, Fred P. Bosselman
and A. Dan Tarlock Fellowships are awarded every year to students
working in unpaid or underpaid summer positions at environmental law or
public interest organizations, governmental bodies or firms. The
purpose of the Fellowships is to give monetary support to students
interested in pursuing practical experience in environmental law.
The Eligibility for an ELS Fellowship requires that:
1. applicants must be currently enrolled in the Chicago-Kent College of Law;
2. by April 30, 2011, applicants must have acquired a
summer position working at an environmental law public interest
organization or governmental body;
3. applicants must have volunteered for/participated
in ELS activities in the amount of at least 4 hours in the spring of
2011, or at least 8 hours over the 2010/2011 academic year; and
4. applicants must fully complete the application and
a short personal statement and submit them no later than
5:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2011, to Shannon Beebe (shannonLbeebe@gmail.com) by e-mail only.
Interested applicants can get the application online at www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/els.
Mark Your Calendars for Earth Week!
Environmental Law Society will be holding events for Earth Week in
Monday, April 18th: ELS will be hosting a bake sale, sign-up sheets are now posted on TWEN soon.
Tuesday, April 19th in room 590: There will be an Environemntal Law Society Alumni Panel.
-Carrie Zalewski: Board Member, Illinois Pollution Control Board
-Raghav Murali: Chief of Legislative Affairs, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
-Kendra Fogarty: Environment and Economic Affairs Officer, Canadian Consulate
-Katy Lemanski: Assistant Counsel, United States Navy
A networking session with food and drinks will follow the panel.
This is an excellent opportunity to hear about various career paths in environmental law!
Questions? Email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 20th in Room C50: ELS and SALDF will be showing the enviro-related movie Food Inc at 7:00 PM. Candy will be provided.
Thursday, April 21st: ELS will be hosting a raffle with some very exciting prizes.
Friday, April 22nd: EARTH DAY!
For information email email@example.com.
Beach Clean-up on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM
Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM: ELS
will conduct a Beach Clean-Up to help clean the 67th Beach. If
your interested in a day of fun and want to help volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Free doughnuts will be provided!
GM Crops and Federal Regulation: Presentation by Biotech Expert Gregory Jaffe, April 11, 4PM, Kent Auditorium/Lobby:
Along with Net Impact, SALDF and IPLS, the ELS presents Greg
Jaffe, an attorney at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in
DC. Mr. Jaffe will present the pros and cons of genetically
modified crops - both plant and animal - and how well federal
regulations are protecting the public interest. A late lunch will
Friends of the Forest Preserves Water Policy Internship
Friend of the Forest Preserves is looking for a policy intern this
summer. The intern will be working for Friends of the Forest Preserve
to advocate through community organizing and education for the adoption
of a Stormwater Management Policy for the Forest Preserves of Cook
County, which is currently being considered by the forest preserve
board of commissioners. The Forest Preserves of Cook County make
up 11% of Cook County land with many of the preserves buffering the
region's river corridors, yet these same preserves receive between 50%
and 80% of the County's stormwater. This has a negative impact on
water quality and also stresses high quality natural areas in the
forest preserves including habitat for 173 threatened and endangered
species. The intern would also work on site specific stormwater
challenges by conducting research, working to find alternative
solutions, and educating the public and local officials. Finally, the
intern would serve as Friends' liaison at watershed partnership
meetings. The intern will also work on developing information and
messaging, themes and images to use in communications, along with
creating and giving presentations to local groups.
Dates: 12 weeks (May 23-Augut 12, 2011, some flexibility with
dates); 32 hours per week. Benefits include $160 per week stipend plus
a travel award to be announced later. Applications are due by Monday, April 18.
To apply submit a cover letter and resume to:
Alice Brandon, Conservation Director
Friends of the Forest Preserves
28 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1102
Chicago, IL 60604-2330
Openlands Internship and Externship
Openlands is seeking externs and interns for Summer 2011 to
work on a broad scope of environmental law and policy issues in our
region, ranging from protecting our natural areas and preserving our
water resources to potentially helping to establish a national wildlife
refuge for future generations.
Applicants should have a strong academic record in environmental law
and policy, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated
interest in and commitment to public interest and environmental
advocacy. Openlands is an equal opportunity employer and is
continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Interested law and policy students should send a cover letter and resume via email to Stacy Meyers at: email@example.com. For inquiries, please call: 312-863-6265
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
Interested in participating in UIC's Summer Institute on Sustainability
and Energy? The Summer Institute is an interdisciplinary program that
will occur from August 7-15.
It addresses issues that concern students across the curriculum:
policy, economics, health, science, engineering, environment, urban
planning, business, entrepreneurship, etc. Admission to the Summer
Institute is highly competitive, with only fifty students being invited
Admission into the program will be highly competitive with an
enrollment cap of only fifty. Participants will be primarily
graduate students, but senior-level undergraduates and postdoctoral
fellows will also be accepted. Applications will be accepted no later than May 1st, 2011.
To apply and for more information, visit http://sise.phy.uic.edu/.