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Week of April 16, 2012
Earth Week Events

Monday, April 16th kicks off earth week! Below is the schedule for ELS earth week events:

Monday, April 16 Bake Sale: Stop by the front lobby to enjoy some tasty treats or to buy a discounted book!

Tuesday, April 17:
- Lunch time round table event with Illinois Pollution Control Board Member Jennifer A. Burke. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Burke served as Senior Counsel to the City of Chicago in the Department of Law and focused on several environmental matters. Ms. Burke was previously a partner in the law firm of Jenner & Block representing client in various environmental matter.  Please sign up on TWEN to attend this event at 12pm to 1pm in room 581.

- Sign-up on TWEN to volunteer to help sell raffle tickets outside the 2nd floor Spak. Winners will be announced the following week at the Public Interest Awards Night. The more raffle tickets we sell means the bigger the fellowship fund will be for this summer. 

Wednesday, April 18: Volunteer to help sell raffle tickets outside the 2nd floor Spak.

Thursday, April 19: Volunteer to help sell raffle tickets outside the 2nd floor Spak.

Thursday, April 26: Public Interest Awards Night and Announcement of the Raffle prize winners.


ELS Elections

It's that time where we say goodbye to our old board and choose our new ELS board. Please send a statement to Chris Grubb (cgrubb@kentlaw.edu) by Monday, April 23rd at 5pm if you are interested in one of the following positions.

Open Positions
-President
-VP External
-VP Internal
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Webmaster
-Fundraising Chair
-Alumni Chair
-Sustainability Coordinator
-Advertising Coordinator
-Interschool Liaison


Apply for the ELS Fellowship

Summer is right around the corner, and it is time to apply for the Environmental Law Society Summer Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded every year to a student or multiple students working in an unpaid or underpaid summer position at an environmental law or public interest organization, governmental body or firm.

Applications are due Monday, April 23, 2012, by 5:00pm and must be submitted by e-mail only to Chris Grubb (cgrubb@kentlaw.edu).

Eligibility for an ELS Fellowship requires that applicants must have volunteered for/participated in ELS activities in the amount of at least 8 hours in the 2011-2012 school year. Remember, we still need volunteers to sell raffle tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week (sign-up sheets are on TWEN), this is an easy way to meet the 8 hour requirement.

E-mail Ashley Brody (abrody@kentlaw.edu) if you would like an application.


The CBA-YLS Environmental Law Committee's Meeting

ELS members are invited to the YLS Environmental Law Committee's meeting that will take place on April 26, 2012 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court. Attorneys from EPA will speak about "Procedure and Practice for U.S. EPA Administrative Enforcement Actions."


The CBA-YLS Adopt-a-Beach Event

The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee is joining Alliance for the Great Lakes for an Adopt-a-Beach Event to be held on May 24, 2012 from 5:30p to 7:30p.  They will be conducting litter removal and monitoring and will also be completing a beach health assessment form that includes science-based observation and testing at the North Avenue Beach located on the east side of Lake Shore Drive.  ELS members are invited to help volunteer. Afterwards, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly will be providing free wine tasting to the volunteers at Castaways on North Avenue Beach.

ELS members can sign up to participate in the event at greatlakesadopt.org.  Enter "North Avenue Beach" into the query, select 5/24/2012, and click on "Register for this Event." 

For more information, check out:
1.  http://www.greatlakes.org/adoptabeach
2.  http://adoptabeach-allianceforthegreatlakes.blogspot.com/


Follow JEEL on Twitter

The journal for environmental and energy law now has twitter! Stay up-to-date on environmental issues by following JEEL at: twitter.com/ckjeel.


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