The University of Washington Environmental Law Society is a community of students interested in environmental, natural resource, and land use law. We help students connect with the environmental legal community in the greater Pacific Northwest, learn about opportunities for legal jobs and professional development, and build an inclusive community within the law school. Each year, we organize a pro bono project that provides a wonderful opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience—in the coming year, we hope to work on projects related to environmental justice. We also host several educational events each year, from career panels to expert discussions on current environmental issues. Additionally, we provide mentorship opportunities within the law school, help students with environmental course planning, organize outdoor events, and endeavor to educate and recruit prospective students from diverse backgrounds about opportunities in environmental law. ELS works with other student organizations to promote equitable access to a healthy environment through racially conscious programming, events, and publications.
For more information, please contact Annabel Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ian Staeheli (email@example.com).
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