ELS Fall Hike 2012

The new home for Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Society is at: https://web.law.columbia.edu/environmental-law-society. Click the link if you are not automatically redirected.

Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Society (ELS) is a student organization for students who are concerned about environmental issues and/or interested in environmental careers

We actively pursue expansion of the environmental curriculum and promote environmental efforts at the Law School. ELS hosts events with top environmental practitioners from the government, public interest groups, and private law firms. 

In addition to these panel discussions and informal lunches, we also host large-scale events, such as an Earth Day Celebration and outdoor events such as hiking trips, park clean-ups, and tree-planting. ELS welcomes all interested new students and offers ample opportunity to become involved at any level!



Announcements

  • Closing the Loop: Technology and Sustainability 4/25, 7PM, Altschul AuditoriumWhere are materials for tech gadgets coming from? What policies are associated with these issues and are they working?
    Posted Apr 23, 2013, 11:27 AM by Ethan Weinberg
  • Lunch with Adam Umanoff '83 on the Renewable Energy Industry Are you curious why we aren't developing renewable energy projects more quickly? Fascinated by the intersection of project finance, energy regulations, land use, endangered species, and tax law? Want a deeper understanding of the obstacles to implementing effective climate policy?  Then please join ELS tomorrow, as we welcome back Adam Umanoff, CLS '83, and the co-chair of Akin Gump's global project finance project. Mr. Umanoff focuses on the development, financing, operation, disposition and acquisition of infrastructure and energy projects and companies, with a particular focus on the renewable energy industry. He represents project sponsors and developers, lenders, equity investors, manufacturers, technology companies and other participants in the sector and has substantial experience across the wind, solar, geothermal ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2013, 12:29 PM by Ethan Weinberg
  • Gowanus Canal Walking Tour, Sat. 4/6 WHEN: We'll meet at 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 6th. WHERE: We'll leave from the JG Lobby, and take the subway to Brooklyn. WHY: Come take a walking tour of the Gowanus canal, described as "one of the nation's most seriously contaminated water bodies" by the EPA and as the “Venice of Brooklyn” by real estate developers. After the exciting and informational walking tour, we'll be heading to a nearby pub for drinks. Your first beer is on ELS! RSVP: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dGRwdTE3aFBpeHpwZmJmRzMxcGI0Snc6MA
    Posted Apr 3, 2013, 9:37 AM by Ethan Weinberg
  • Litigation Update with Attorneys from Sierra Club, D.C. Thursday - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  WJ 417 The Sierra Club is the nation's leader in grassroots environmental litigation. The Environmental Law Program (ELP) develops and implements litigation strategies to address climate change and reduce the public health and environmental impacts of our energy use.  ELP’s work aims to counter all major sources of greenhouse gasses, from electricity generation and vehicle usage to raw fuel extraction of coal, oil, and natural gas.  For more than 40 years, the environmental movement has looked to Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program for legal leadership. Josh Stebbins is the managing attorney in the Washington, D.C. Office. He has practiced environmental law at Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, and at Wilmer Hale ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2013, 5:24 PM by Ethan Weinberg
  • Earth Institute Sustainability Networking Event We are honored to invite you to the Earth Institute Student Advisory Council's first networking meeting on Thursday, February 21st at 7pm in the auditorium in Earl Hall. This is an opportunity to: -Coordinate sustainability efforts and events for Earth Day/Earth Week -Voice your suggestions about sustainability at Columbia -Meet other student organizers who are working on sustainable development initiatives! Please RSVP to our facebook event or this email so we know how much FOOD we need! (http://www.facebook.com/events/122109067967622/) Best, Networking Committee Earth Institute Student Advisory Council
    Posted Feb 18, 2013, 9:41 PM by Ethan Weinberg
  • Environmental Law Discussion at NYU Judge Merideth Wright of the Vermont Environmental Court:Developments in Environmental Law and the Use of Specialized Environmental Courts Thursday, February 7th - 5:00 to 6:30PM New York University School of Law Furman Hall, Room 212 245 Sullivan Street Recently retired from the bench, Judge Merideth Wright presided over the Vermont Environmental Court from its inception for over 20 years. The court, now known as the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court, is the only judicial branch environmental court with state-wide jurisdiction in the US. Judge Wright will speak about the differences between an environmental court and standard generalist courts, as well as the merits of having a court with specialized jurisdiction over environmental matters; will discuss ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2013, 3:36 PM by Ethan Weinberg
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