Environmental Law Society & Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Environmental Law Society (ELS) is dedicated to addressing regional, national and international issues related to environmental law. ELS periodically sponsors speakers on a wide range of topics pertaining to environmental law, natural resources law, environmental science and the environmental movement. Past speakers have included a career panel of environmental lawyers in various sectors, an expert on the engineering of levee systems, and a panel discussing lead poisoning from Doe Run Company lead smelter plants. ELS also sponsors outings, such as tours of green buildings EarthWays Home and LEED platinum certified Alberici Enterprises, and a tour of the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center (the Wolf Sanctuary).
Environmental legal issues involve an interesting combination of science and legal theory and are often tied up with other legal practice areas such as land use and toxic torts. Job opportunities in the field of environmental law can be found in private practice, as in-house counsel, in government, at nonprofit organizations and at scientific institutions.
The Environmental Law Society seeks to increase the awareness of current legal environmental issues within both the law school community and the greater community. It strives to promote legislation, litigation, business practices and lifestyles which ensure a healthy balance between successful business operations and the protection of the planet’s natural resources and ecosystems.
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and shares its mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. For more information, visit www.aldf.org.
Officers: ELS and SALDF
President: Britta Thornton
Vice President: Rachel Harris
Secretary: Karen Newburg
Treasurer: Jenee Jenkins
Event Coordinator: April Senter
Web Czar: Belinda Stapleton
SBA Delegates: Katie Larson & Alyson Petrick
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
U.S. Department of the Interior
Environmental Law Institute
The Center for International Environmental Law
National Resources Defense Council
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center (Missouri)
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Looking for a Pet?
Petfinder.com - Enter your criteria, you'll find some great "Best Friends"
Saint Louis Senior Dog Project - With the busy life of a law student, having the companionship of a pet without having to train it saves many hours. Considering a dog that's a couple years old is a great idea.