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Environmental Law Society

MISSION STATEMENT

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) is an independent student organization at Cornell Law School.  ELS promotes interest in and awareness of environmental law at Cornell University.

The Environmental Law Society works to increase environmental law curriculum and scholarship. Through an executive board and four all-volunteer committees comprised of current law students, ELS provides sustainability initiatives, environmental law programming, community service, and outreach.  This year we began our Interdisciplinary Conservation Workshops bringing professors and researchers from within Cornell University to discuss their work on energy at the law school.  The conference will greatly further interdisciplinary collaboration that is crucial to the success of creating a sustainable world.


OFFICERS

President - Allison Hoppe (ach257@cornell.edu)

Vice President - Julia Dobtsis (julia.dobtsis@gmail.com)

Chair of the Board & Treasurer - Alexis Saba (aes324@cornell.edu)

Outdoor Activities Coordinator - Erin Agee (eba26@cornell.edu)

2L Representative - James Hicks (jbh253@cornell.edu)

1L Representatives - Emily Rockett (emr225@cornell.edu)
                               Sergio Rudin (sergiorudin@gmail.com)


COMMITTEES

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Chair - Ben W. Tettlebaum

Members - Emily Green, Alexis Saba

Technical Director - Jesse London

Sponsor Booths Coordinator - Yen P. Hoang

Press Coordinator - Julia Dobtsis

Volunteer Coordinator - Matthew Farrell

COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE

Chair - James Hicks

Members - Bill Garthwaite, Alicia Lee, Sergio Rudin, Jessica Taubman

OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Chair - Alexis Saba

Members - Danielle Coffey, Anders Linderot, Lilian Loh, Nicholas Planty

PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

Chair - Ben W. Tettlebaum

Members - Adam Augusiak-Boro, Chris Engler, Emily Rockett

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

Chair - Erin Agee

Members - Scott Burnett, Emily Green, Lilian Loh


OUTREACH & SERVICE

Community Service

ELS is committed to advancing educational opportunities for Cornell Law students as well as promoting environmental awareness and sustainability in the larger community.  To this end, ELS organizes a variety of conservation projects in the area and provides legal assistance programs with the Finger Lakes Land Trust and the Community Environmental Defense Council.

Sustainability

ELS worked with Cornell Dining and Cornell Law School to establish composting in Hughes Dining Hall and Saperston Student Lounge. ELS is working with other student organizations to decrease the university's environmental footprint and is always looking for new ideas.

Outreach

In addition to the programming, service, and sustainability efforts outlined above, ELS is also working to advance the future of environmental law at Cornell Law School.

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