The Environmental Law Society is composed of students and faculty who are interested in increasing environmental scholarship and awareness.
Environmental concerns have long occupied the attention and resources of our society and government. The Environmental Law Society strives to introduce its membership to all areas of environmental law. Many of these issues include environmental legislation, regulation, regulatory agencies, litigation, and criminal enforcement.
The primary goals of the Environmental Law Society are to promote individual interest, study, and involvement in the field of environmental law; to disseminate information and knowledge about environmental law; to review current environmental issues; to encourage discussion of environmental issues; and to promote greater understanding of environmental concerns.
Environmental Law Society events host renown and cutting edge representatives in environmental law from both government and private organizations. Events focus on the nexus between the Environment & Business, Domestic Legislation, and International Law.
On campus, ELS members represent a grass-roots movement to better our collective home through things such as the on-campus recycling program and various collection drives throughout the academic year.
All Southwestern students are invited to join the Environmental Law Society, and non-member students are invited to attend presentations sponsored by the Society. Because the issues are complex, the interests diverse and the solutions not always clear, the Environmental Law Society strives for a balanced position on environmental issues, but fosters the expression of diverse viewpoints. We look forward to your active participation.
Students, faculty and staff of Southwestern may view a list of current Student Organization contacts on (log-in required). All others may contact the Student Affairs Office at (213) 738-6716 or for additional information.