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 [...]
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 6 pm: Fracking and the Law--the Legal and Environmental Implications of the Hydraulic Fracturing Boom, WCC 1010:
A panel discussion with:
-Hannah Wiseman, Assistant Professor of Law at Florida State University
-Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney of Earthjustice's Northeast Regional Office
-Hilary Meltzer, Senior Counsel in the New York City Law Department’s Environmental Law Division
Dinner will be served
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5 pm: Private-Public Interest Law Firm Mixer, WCC 2012
Lawyers from private public interest law firms around the country will join us for a panel discussion followed by reception.