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Environmental Law Section

Updates and events from the Environmental Law Section

Did you miss the 2018 Yosemite conference or an important panel presentation because it conflicted with another can’t-miss presentation? You’re in luck. All Yosemite panels are available on the Section’s website. Download and receive MCLE credit today! Read more
The California Lawyers Association’s Eco-pledge program encourages California lawyers to pledge to reduce the ecological footprint of office activities. The legal profession uses enormous amounts of paper, energy, water, and other natural resources, and generates a vast stream of waste products. Read more
Are you a member of the Environmental Law Section (ELS) and interested in sharing career advice with law students? Read more
We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 Officers for the Environmental Law Section, effective this Fall: Chair: Jennifer F. Novak, Law Office of Jennifer F. Novak, Rancho Palos VerdesVice Chair: Allison C. Smith, Stoel Rives LLP, SacramentoTreasurer: Jessica Fierro, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, FresnoSecretary: Jeannie Lee, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research, Sacramento We also welcome several new members of the Section’s Executive Committee, each of whom will serve a three-year term beginning this Fall: Mary Akens,… Read more
Registration is now open for our September 13, 2019, conference, “Think Holistically: Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Environmental Decision Making,” at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Join community leaders, law and policy practitioners, and students for a discussion of what is being done – and what could be done – to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in environmental law and policy. Attendees can earn up to 3.25 hours MLCE credit, including Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession… Read more
The Environmental Law Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship program sponsored by the Environmental Law Section gives law students a chance to spend 8 to 10 weeks over the summer practicing environmental, energy, land use, and natural resources law at a participating government agency or public interest organization. Read more
Start planning your trip to Yosemite! The 28th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® will take place October 17-20, 2019 at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, California, minutes from Yosemite National Park. This year we are excited to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Conference for the first time. We will screen a selection of the best movies from this year’s Festival, including an afternoon show appropriate for children. These films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet,… Read more
The Environmental Law Section was proud to recognize its 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Fellows at a reception in San Francisco on July 16, 2019. This year’s Fellows are Mina Arasteh of UC Davis, Michael Damasco of UC Irvine, Elias Rodriguez of Santa Clara University, and Idalmis Vaquero of UCLA Read more
Join community leaders, law and policy practitioners, and students for a discussion of what is being done - and what could be done - to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in environmental law and policy. Read more
Are you a member of the Environmental Law Section and interested in sharing career advice with law students? Please contact Jennifer Harder (jharder@pacific.edu) indicating your interest and including your name, employer (with website if any), telephone number, email address, and particular area of practice focus. ELS is creating a list of Section members who are willing to participate in career panels, and who are willing to advise students how to enroll for free memberships in the Section. Read more

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