On March 26, Environmental Law Society members enjoyed a lunchtime talk from Lloyd MacNeil and learned about a lawyer’s role in renewable energy projects. What a treat for the 30 HLS students who were able to participate in a discussion of solar and wind project siting, from beginning to end, with such an experienced lawyer. [...]
The ELS Board is thrilled to announce our Spring 2012 Environmental Law in the Supreme Court series! We hope you will join us for an exciting line-up of events!
On Monday the Environmental Law Society held its second general meeting, again with record turnout! We had an exciting announcement about our Horizon Award to be given out in the spring, and advertised for a new 1L/2L board member position to help us out for the remainder of the year. The event also included a [...]
On Wednesday, November 16, ELS, ELR, and the HLS Law and Government Program co-hosted a discussion with visiting professor John Leshy. Professor Leshy spoke about his experiences in government service, including his time as Solicitor of the Department of the Interior and leading the Interior Department transition teams for incoming presidential administrations. Professor Leshy also [...]
On Wednesday, November 9, 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 [...]
Last week Harvard ELS and the Green Living Program teamed up to screen the new, solutions-based documentary on climate change in America, Carbon Nation. Some of HLS’s environmental experts, Professor Leshy and Professor Lazarus, attended the screening and shared thoughts on the movie and answered student questions. The pizza was delicious and composting bins fully-utilized [...]
On October 23, 2011, ELS hosted a wonderful hike at Middlesex Fells Reservation, along with friends from the Environmental Law Review and the Food Law Society and two intrepid dogs!
On November 2, 2011, the Harvard Environmental Law Society, Environmental Law Review, and Food Law Society hosted a discussion with Karl Brooks, EPA Region 7 Administrator. Appointed by President Obama as Regional Administrator in February 2010, Mr. Brooks supervises EPA operations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine Tribal Nations. Mr. Brooks spoke to HLS students [...]
ELS exposes students to environmental law through a variety of events. We believe that first-hand experience and interactive discussions are among the best ways to understand complex issues. We also strive to provide a variety of perspectives to incorporate disciplines such as science, policy, and management into our programming. We always welcome ideas for new [...]
Letter to the Class of 2016: Welcome, 1Ls!
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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.