Welcome, 1Ls!

August 28, 2014

Dear 1Ls,

Welcome to Harvard Law School, and thank you for your interest in the Environmental Law Society (ELS)! We’re looking forward to meeting you and working with you throughout the year.

It’s an exciting time to be studying environmental law at HLS, and ELS is thrilled to be a part of that. Our events calendar is always stacked with interesting, informative, and fun events including guest speakers, networking opportunities, outdoor activities, and happy hours.

This year, ELS programming will focus on the challenges presented by climate change and a discussion of potential solutions. We will also coordinate mentorship of 1Ls by upperclassmen to offer guidance on topics such as summer employment, class selection, and more. 1Ls are invited to become involved in every aspect of ELS, from attending events to taking on leadership roles.

We will have two events to welcome 1Ls and other new students this fall. Our happy hour (co-hosted by the Environmental Law Review) will be on Thursday, September 18th, from 6 to 8 PM in the WCC Pub. This will be a relaxed event intended to help new and returning members of the environmental law community connect and enjoy some drinks and snacks. We will also host an information session (lunch provided) on Wednesday, September 24th, at 12 PM in WCC B010.

Please also join us for the Environmental Law Program Kick-Off BBQ on Wednesday, September 10th, from 5 to 7 PM on Caspersen Patio/Holmes Field (rain location: Hark Fireside Lounge).

If you have any questions, feel free to email us els@mail.law.harvard.edu. We look forward to meeting you!

All the best,

Harvard ELS 2014-2015 Board

Alice Cherry
Kelsey Skaggs

Sabrina Baum
Vice President

Brenden Cline

Kyle Pietari
Alumni Chair

Paige Griffiths
Horizon Award Chair