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Environmental Law Section eNews

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The Environmental Law Section is delighted to introduce our 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Fellows. Each of the Section’s Fellows will spend 8 to 10 weeks this summer practicing environmental, energy, land use, and/or natural resources law at a participating government agency of public interest organization, and will receive a $6,500 stipend from the Section and Fellowship sponsors. Please join us in congratulating our outstanding 2023 class of Fellows. Read more
It’s been a busy Spring for ELS! On March 24, UCLA Law School hosted our annual Law Student Negotiation Competition. We had 7 schools and 10 teams. First Place was UCLA School of Law, Samantha Yeager & Emmett Barnes; Second Place was Chapman University, Shehzaib Rahim & Paula Dizon. Read more
Are you interested in working on in-person programs, publications, social media, webinars, legislation, mentorships, sustainability issues, diversity and belonging in our practice area, or recruiting law students to the practice of environmental law?  If you said yes to any of these, then please consider applying to be a member of our section’s Executive Committee for our next term.  Read more
Would you like to get involved with the Environmental Law Section but cannot devote significant time?  Read more
Clifford T. Lee, a highly respected water law attorney and recipient of the 2021 Environmental Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award, died suddenly in late November 2022.  Read more
Happy New Year!  ELS is preparing excellent programs for 2023. Read more
It is so exciting that we will be back at the Tenaya, in person, for our annual ELS Yosemite conference, for the first time since 2019. Read more
The Environmental Law Section is a great source of community and collaboration for environmental lawyers in California. This year, I am particularly excited to focus on outreach to reach as many people as possible who practice or are interested (even if they don’t know it yet) in practicing environmental law. Read more
The Environmental Law Section has been a great source of community for so many of us within our profession, and we invite you to join us in the coming year. Read more
Congratulations to the Environmental Law Section’s six 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Fellows! For the past few months, we’ve been highlighting these remarkable law students and their summer fellowship posts. This month, we’re featuring two student Fellows: Karen Chen (UC Berkeley) recently completed her post with U.S. EPA Region IX. “My summer at the EPA Region 9 Office of Regional Counsel was great! I got to work on a bunch of really interesting projects covering a wide range of subject matter areas in… Read more

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