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Week of October 3rd, 2011

1L Representatives

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 provided

Environmental 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.


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


Were 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.


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