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Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society at St. John's School of Law offers interested students the opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in this expanding and dynamic area of law. The purpose of the Society is to promote environmental awareness at the Law School and to help develop career opportunities in environmental law. Members of the Society write summaries of recent case decisions in environmental law, which are published quarterly by the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.This offers students the opportunity to have their writings published and circulated to attorneys practicing in the field. The Society’s speaker program presents some of the most prominent attorneys in this area of the law, addressing controversial topics like Solid Waste Treatment, Wetlands Preservation, the Clean Air Act and Environmental Justice. The Society also conducts an Environmental Law Career Panel Discussion, which features attorneys from the public and private sectors. In addition, members participate in the University of Richmond Environmental Law Negotiation Competition and various Environmental Law Conferences throughout the region.

Erik Hoiseth

Faculty Advisor
Mary Lyndon