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Environmental Law Section

Updates and events from the Environmental Law Section

Join the Environmental Law Section Summer 2023 Read-Along as we read Cynthia Barnett's Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.  Read more
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
In this event, we will learn how to engage with Latino stakeholders in discussion with Jose Gonzalez, Founder, Latino Outdoors. Read more
Come to the Environmental Law Climate Change Conference on Friday, April 7, 2023. Read more
The Student Negotiations Competition is back for 2023! Read more
Dear Registrant, We are writing to inform you that National Weather Service has issued a wind and flood advisory for most of Northern California, including Sacramento, Stockton and surrounding counties. For the safety of our attendees, panelists and CLA volunteers and staff, we are cancelling tomorrow’s in-person event. We will be processing refunds over the next 2-3 business days. Additionally, we are discussing what a rescheduled event will look like, so please keep an eye out for more to come.… Read more
Please join CLA ELS and the Sacramento County Bar Association Environmental Law Section as we welcome professor and author Daniel Selmi to discuss his 2022 book Dawn at Mineral King Valley: The Sierra Club, the Disney Company, and the Rise of Environmental Law. Dawn at Mineral King Valley tells the story behind the landmark case Sierra Club v. Morton (1972) 405 U.S. 727. 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

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