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Week of September 5th, 2011

First ELS General Meeting

On Tuesday, September 6th at 12:30 PM in room C35 ELS will be hosting its first general meeting to kick off the year! Stop by to learn more about the Environmental Law Society and our plans for the upcoming semester. This is a great way to get more involved at Kent and to meet new friends!


Environmental Law Moot Court Team

The environmental law moot court team is looking for three students (second and third year only) who will represent Chicago-Kent at the nation's premier environmental law moot court competition: Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. To apply for the team, please e-mail an application, resume, and brief writing sample to team coaches Kristin Munsch (kcmunsch@yahoo.com) aand Bes (bschenkier@clclaw.org) no later than Tuesday, September 6.


Beach Clean-up on Saturday, September 10th

Meet new and existing ELS members by joining us for the
cleanup of 63rd St. Beach/Jackson Park Beach from 9:00-11:00
am on Saturday, September 10th. Rides will be provided from
Chicago-Kent, or you are welcome to meet up at the beach.
Sign-up sheets are TWEN so please sign-up if you have a car and
are interested in carpooling to the event or if you need a ride. The cleanup is a great environmentally friendly way to start your weekend!

Questions? Email Jen at jbaader@kentlaw.edu, and stay tuned for more details in next week's newsletter.

Environemntal Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-2013

Interested in pursuing an environmental law passion after graduation? The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) offers a law fellow the opportunity to work closely with ELI attorneys and other professionals to advance environmental protection by analyzing existing legal tools, developing new ones, and crafting innovative approaches to implementation.

To Apply: Email an application package available at http://www.eli.org/About/employment.cfm to ELI at lawfellowship@eli.org no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 9, 2011.


Environmental Law Networking Event on September 6th

Come meet fellow environmental practitioners and other attorneys to kick off the start of the CBA and ISBA year!  ELS members are invited to a joint networking event on September 6, 2011, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court. This is a great opportunity to meet experienced professionals in the environmental field.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Honors Attorney Fellowship Program

Representatives from the US EPA Region 5 office will come on campus September 8, 2011, to hold informational interviews with 3Ls interested in the Honors Attorney Fellowship Program.  Please note, these interviews are not for purposes of hiring for the program.  To learn more about and apply for the program, visit  http://www.epa.gov/region5/orc/jobs.html#externships   See Symplicity for required documents to bid on this opportunity.

The U.S. EPA Region 5 Honors Attorney Fellowship is designed for a recent law school graduate with excellent academic credentials and a strong interest in an environmental law career and the public sector. It provides an opportunity for entry-level attorneys to practice law in a leading government environmental organization, and to receive extensive training in and exposure to environmental law and policy work in the public sector. Region 5 offers Honors Attorneys significant responsibility, the opportunity to handle a varied caseload that includes enforcement and counseling work, and extensive training and mentoring from dedicated colleagues with recognized expertise. The Region offers a diverse and supportive work environment.  The Region 5 Honors Attorney Fellowship is a temporary two-year position in the Chicago, Illinois office. The Honors Attorney Fellow is expected to commit to the full two-year term.





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