The Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society is pleased to host the annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference on March 28–29, 2014. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice, the theme will be “Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now?” The conference will focus on three themes: [...]
ELS is currently forming a team for the 2014 National Environmental Moot Court Competition. The competition takes places over both semesters, with a written portion in the fall and oral arguments in the spring. Team members can receive 1 credit for their participation. The competition is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills in appellate brief writing and [...]
The Environmental Law Society and the Environmental Law Review will be hosting a joint info session for interested new members on Wednesday, September 18th at 12pm in WCC B105. ELR will conduct their info session from 12-12:30pm followed by ELS from 12:30-1pm. Lunch will be provided.
As Cambridge entered the heart of the fall season, and Halloween approached, the Harvard ELS held its fall festival. Students wrapped up the school week on Friday with a creative assortment of pumpkin carvings: [...]
The flat Harvard campus might not seem like an ideal spot for rock climbing, but the Harvard ELS didn’t even have to leave the University to find some extreme climbing. On Saturday, September 22 a group of Harvard Law Students took a break from their books and did some bouldering on the indoor rock climbing [...]
Throughout March and April, the Harvard Environmental Law Society hosted a discussion series focused on specific case studies of major environmental Supreme Court victories. The talks were presented by the attorneys who argued those cases and included academic analyses on general trends in environmental Supreme Court litigation. A big thanks to our co-sponsors, the Dean [...]
ELS members and the larger HLS community shared a day in the sun with music, free organic fruit from ELS, and much talk about our upcoming award presentation to Justice Stevens.
Last Wednesday, ELS, along with Harvard Environmental Law Review and the Food Law Society,hosted Professor John Echeverria, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School & renowned takings expert, and Chelsea Lane-Miller, a research fellow at Vermont Law School, for a lunch time talk on property rights in water. Professor Echeverria and Ms. Lane-Miller presented on [...]
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. Milstein East B (WCC), Harvard Law School
Letter to the Class of 2016: Welcome, 1Ls!
New to HLS and ELS? Read this letter to find out how you can get involved.
Documentary Screening: Climate Refugees- Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 6:30 p.m. in Austin Hall North
Join Film Director Michael Nash for a screening of this award-winning documentary about the human face of climate change on Monday, October 30th. The film profiles the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons who have been forced to flee their homes by floods, droughts, rising sea levels and other symptoms of a changing climate. Michael Nash will answer questions after the film. Pizza, soda and popcorn will be served!
Jon Pershing on U.S. Climate and Energy Policy- Thursday, Oct. 31st at 11:45 AM-1:00 PM in Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor Littauer, HKS
Jon Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology, U.S. Energy Department, will speak at the Harvard Kennedy School. This event is sponsored by the The Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.
Lester Brown, "Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?"- Friday, Nov. 1st at 4:00 PM in Maxwell-Dworkin, Lessin Room G115, 33 Oxford Street
Lester Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. Shortly after earning a degree in agricultural science, he spent six months living in rural India, where he became intimately familiar with the food/population issue. Brown later became head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's International Agricultural Development Service. In 1974 he founded the Worldwatch Institute, leaving in 2001 to found the Earth Policy Institute. Brown has authored or co-authored over 50 books, including his most recent memoir, Breaking New Ground: A Personal History, and has received 24 honorary degrees and numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius award." This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.