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Week of December 5th, 2011

2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium

Mark your Calendars! On March 30, 2012, ELS will be co-hosting the 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium. Stay tuned for the speaker list and agenda. Questions? E-mail

JURIST Call for Content: Environmental Law Op-ed

JURIST is seeking commentary on current environmental legal issues.  JURIST is an ABA and Webby award-winning legal news service that reaches hundreds of thousands of readers weekly. JURIST has been cited 700 times in law reviews and briefs to the US Supreme Court, state supreme courts, and federal appellate courts. The Library of Congress Website has also cited it in nearly 500 published books, and several hundred times. Dateline is JURIST's student commentary service, and we seek original opinion-based articles from law students around the globe regarding their personal and work experiences in a field of law.

Articles are approximately 1200 words in length and do not require Bluebook citations. For examples of recent articles please see:

For more information, visit  If interested e-mail

Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Legal Externship

The EPA's Region 5 Office of Regional Council is looking for second or third year law student externs. Externs in Region 5's Office of Regional Counsel typically conduct legal research and write legal memoranda to support enforcement cases brought under Superfund (CERCLA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), among others. If interested, submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and writing sample by email to Leverett Nelson ( For more information visit:

2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

The Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest is a $5,000
cash award given to the author of the winning essay.  The 2012 topic is: are Factory Farms Hog-Trying People's Rights? The Competition will be judge by a panel of nationally known trial lawyers and law professors.  Information about the rules and criteria are posted on the Public Justice website: Intent to enter the contest deadline is January 31, 2012. The Essay contest deadline in March 31, 2012. If you have any questions, contact Cassandra R. Goings from the Public Justice Foundation at

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 to ELI at no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 9, 2011.


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