Welcome, 1Ls!

August 31, 2017

Dear 1Ls and all new HLS students,

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, outdoor activities, happy hours, and opportunities to network and make a difference.

This year we look forward to focusing on developments in the current administration, key intersectional issues in environmental law, and collaboration among different organizations focusing on environmental and environmentally adjacent issues, including the Environmental Law Review, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Native American Law Students Association, the Food Law Society, and HLS Urbanists, and others. We are also glad to continue working with the Environmental Law Program and the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic.

We will host an event to welcome 1Ls and other new students this fall, details to come.  We will also co-host a happy hour with the Environmental Law Review, which is tentatively planned for late September. 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.

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 2017 – 2018 Executive Board

Paola Eisner
President

Tom Wolfe
Vice President

Kate Barnekow
Treasurer

Amy Chyao
Communications Director

Natalie McCauley
Board Member

Leilani Doktor
Professional Liaison