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Week of October 3rd, 2011
Congratulations to Hanan Erikat and Kate Kosartes, they are our new ELS 1L Representatives!!
Roundtable Discussion with Environmental Law Practitioner Melville Nickerson on Tuesday, October 11th
ELS has organized a roundtable discussions with environmental law practitioner Melville Nickerson from the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) on Tuesday, October 11th at 12:00-1:00 in room 545.
Melville Nickerson is a Staff Attorney and Government Relations
Specialist working on ELPC's global warming solutions project and clean
energy policy issues. This session will offer students an excellent
opportunity to network with a practicing attorney and gain a better
understanding of the opportunities available for students interested in
pursuing a career in environmental law. If interested, please sign-up
on TWEN. Free Pizza will be provided!
Aviation Co-Sponsorship Event on Monday, October 10th
ELS and the National Lawyers Guild are cosponsoring an event on Monday, October 10th, from 1-2PM in Room 580. Two
British Aviation Justice activists, John Stewart and Dan Glass, will be
giving a presentation on the successful campaign to prevent a third
runway from being built at Heathrow Airport in London. The speakers
will discuss the industry's externalities and cost-shifting to the
(local) public. They will be sharing a story of one of the most
important climate victories of the past decade! Free food will be
Environmental Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 9, 2011.
Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee Meeting
ELS members are welcomed to the Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law
Committee Meetings that meet every 4th Thursday at 12:15 at CBA on 321 S. Plymouth Ct. You can find more information about their events at http://illinoisenvironmentallaw.com/events/.
CBA Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee Beach Cleanup
you unable to participate in the ELS beach cleanup? The CBA Young
Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee will be participating in an
Adopt-a-Beach cleanup event on October 1 from 9am - 12pm at Oak Street Beach,
located at 1000 North Lake Shore Drive, in association with Alliance
for the Great Lakes. Volunteers will conduct litter removal and
monitoring and complete a beach health assessment form. You can
register for the event at http://www.greatlakesadopt.org/;
just type in Oak Street Beach in the location and you'll see the
event. Supplies for the clean-up will be provided, but please
wear closed-toed shoes and bring water. You can learn more about
the Adopt-a-Beach program at http://www.greatlakes.org/adoptabeach.